NRI Supporters

We would like to thank and recognize these supporters for making financial contributions that ensure that the Nutrition Research Institute is able to conduct research to advance the science of individualized nutrition for optimal health. For information about the importance of your gift, visit Support Us.

Support of our research is deeply appreciated. There are exciting times ahead for the NRI as we expand our team of researchers to delve into the many ways nutrition and metabolism affect our health. The NRI’s ground-breaking research will help individuals in our communities, across our nation and throughout the world as we learn how to develop nutrition-based solutions to common health concerns.

The goals of the NRI hit home for me because of what I’ve learned that might have helped my brother live longer after his diagnosis. I’m pleased to give the NRI my financial support as encouragement to continue researching targeted nutrition.

Diane Laval

Donor, 2016

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Cabarrus Economic Development
Castle and Cooke
Carolinas Healthcare System
David H. Murdock Research Institute
DSM Finance
DSM Nutritional Products
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Michigan State University
Northeast Medical Center
Prime Pain Institute
Windstream Communications
Xavier University School of Medicine

Individual Gifts

$10,000 and more

Gregory and Melissa Alcorn
Jeffery Hughes and Jana Harrison
Diane Laval
Fred and Alice Stanback
Steven and Susan Zeisel
Byron Bullard

$1,000 – $4,999

Kenneth and Patricia Argo
Fred and Laura Brown
William and Ann Cannon
Chris Cope
Arthur Gallagher
Iris Granek
Michael and Andrea Griffin
Jason and Laura Holt
Douglas Kelling
Charles Kinsey
Jane Liles
James and Dorothy Martin
Philip and Doreen May
Julia Mills
Hugh and Mary Margaret Morrison
Richard Osborne
James Polk, Sr.*
Ellen Ruff
David Seagraves
Robert and Julie Steele
Jo Anna Stephens
Phyllis Wingate
James Woodward


$5,000 – $9,999

John Fennebresque, Jr.
Erika Gantt
Karen Harper
David H. Murdock
Tom E. Smith

Up to $999

Nethra Ankam
Jimmie and Sheena Atkinson
James Bowman
Donald and Beverly Cameron
Roger Billingsley
Walden Cash
Carol L. Cheatham
Suzanne Dane
Robert Dawson
Norris Dearmon
Joann Dervay
Iris B. Elliott
Suzette Garofano
Brooke Giles
Peter Gilmore
Celine Gisbert
Douglas Glasgow
Bruce and Beverly Hardin
Amit K. Hiteshi
Shirley Huang
Linda P. Johnson
Julie Kaull
Stewart Kerr
Martin Kohlmeier
Nicole Leong
Nancy LeQuire
Brien and Laura Lewis
William MacDonald
Susan MacIssac
Ofelia E. Marin
J.P. and Karen McBryde
Debra Medlin
Helen Morrison
Roy Metzger
Shalonda M. Newcomb
Cecilia Nwankwo
Elizabeth Paisley
Philip Penninger
Amy Price-Neff
Mara Pulcheri
James Rutledge
Alan Sacks
Jason A. Sadolfsky
Lynne Safrit
Darlene Sanchez
Thomas Sanctis
Patsy Sanders
Lauren K. Schwartz
Kirby Sheridan
Bruce Silverstein
Dana Simpler
Sandra Thomas
Ricardo J. Vasquez
Richard and Judy Vinroot
Saroja and Venkat Voruganti
Jeanne K. Wagner
Richard T. Williams
Kerstyn C. Zalesin