Ronald C. Wornick is best known for founding The Wornick Company, which produced Meals Ready to Eat (MREs,) a next-generation version of C-Rations, for the US Military, which revolutionized food options to servicemen in the field. Together with his wife, Anita, they began actively collecting master artisan pieces in the 1980s made from wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, and metal, creating one of the premier contemporary craft collections in the world. Among the Wornicks’ various philanthropic activities are “quality of life” causes supported through The Wornick Family Foundation, as well as the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, based in Foster City, California, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and UCSF Medical Research.