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A 501(c)3 non-profit organization to “promote responsible environmental, health and safety decision-making.” (, 10/31/00)

According to the it's website, the center's unrestricted funding grants come "from many different sources, including...corporate contributions."

The Center also states that it "does not list its funders on its Website as most scientists and academicians visit the Website when invited to participate in an Annapolis Center workshop....Because [the Center is] concerned that even the appearance of knowing who funds the Center could be stated as influencing the deliberations of our closed workshops, they are not made public." (; accessed 4/26/04)

Board of Directors

  • Vice Admiral Harold M. Koenig (Ret.), Chairman, former Surgeon General, U.S. Navy
  • Harrison H. Schmitt, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus, former U.S. Senator, former Apollo Astronaut
  • S. John Byington, former Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • William E. Cooper, Ph.D., Dept. of Zoology, Michigan State University
  • Lois S. Gold, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
  • George Gray, Ph.D., Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health
  • John Griffin, former Secretary, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Robert L. Hirsch, Ph.D., Advanced Power Technologies, Inc.
  • Nancy Kerkvliet, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Claire M. Lathers, Ph.D., F.C.P., Chief Scientific Officer, Barr Lab., Inc.
  • Ford Rowan, former PBS and NBC reporter, Rowan & Blewitt
  • Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Dean, Huxley College
  • Jack W. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • George Wolff, Ph.D., Principle Scientist, General Motors Corp., former chair, EPA Clean Air Science

The institute’s Mr. Richard Seibert declined to tell CSPI (G. Barron) who its funders are (Oct. 2000).

According to the Wall Street Journal, 80% of the funding for the Center comes from the National Association of Manufacturers. (Wall Street Journal, 1/16/97)

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