Wallace H. Coulter

Wallace H. Coulter

Wallace H. Coulter (1913 – 1998) was a prolific inventor, innovator and entrepreneur whose “Principle” led to major breakthroughs in medicine, science & industry.

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Sue Van

Sue Van

At age 5, Sue Van emigrated from China with her family. As an adult, and after 20+ years of working together, there was but one individual Wallace entrusted with his treasure and legacy. 

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Engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, visionary.

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The Coulter Foundation

Honoring Wallace H. Coulter’s life-long pursuits and passions
Sustaining his dedication to innovation and global outreach
Supporting under-served, under-resourced, under-represented communities 

Guiding Principal

Guiding Principal

As a tribute to the life-long ideals, pursuits and passions of its sole benefactor, the Foundation provides risk capital, expertise and guidance to support the under-served, under-resourced, and under-represented. 

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Transformative Philanthropy

Transformative Philanthropy

Changing the world through grants and programs that accelerate commercialization of academic biomedical innovations; helping biomedical societies share knowledge and best practices in resource-limited countries; and raising the national consciousness to embrace the different AAPI cultural groups as one Asian-American Community.

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Legacy

Legacy

Wallace Coulter grew up during the era of invention. Though he is, perhaps, one of the most significant people of the 20th century, unlike Thomas Edison, the average person has probably never heard of Wallace. Yet, their quality of life has been drastically influenced by the products of his imagination. 

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Perspectives

Elkin Simpson on Wallace Coulter

Elkin Simpson on Wallace Coulter

“Wallace’s invention was tremendously important. People don’t know what he achieved, and yet, what he achieved impacts everybody’s life. ”

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Sue Van on Wallace Coulter

Sue Van on Wallace Coulter

“Only in America, and only an American like Wallace Coulter, would entrust his entire fortune, but more importantly his legacy, to a Chinese woman immigrant.”

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Larry Koontz and the Journey

Larry Koontz and the Journey

“We should remember that Wallace Coulter really didn’t have a destination when he started, but it was a journey. And the journey continues now.”

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