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The goal of the AACR Foundation is to prevent and cure cancer by promoting research, supporting researchers, increasing understanding, and raising awareness. The Foundation does so by funding programs deemed by the American Association for Cancer Research to be of the highest priority and impact.

Your gifts have helped the AACR advance life-saving cancer science and medicine, bringing the benefit of groundbreaking research to patients now and in the future.

The following donors contributed to the AACR's mission in 2016:

Pillars of Science

​Visionaries ($1 million-plus)

​Stand up to Cancer, a Program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation
​Genentech BioOncology7
​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Innovators ($500,000 - $999,999)

​Amgen, Inc.7
​Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals7
​Bristol-Myers Squibb7
​​Lilly Oncology7
​​Merck 7
​Takeda Oncology7


Laureates ($250,000 - $499,999)

​Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.7
​Breast Cancer Research Foundation
​Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research7
​Susan G. Komen


President's Circle 

Stewards ($100,000 - $249,999)

​Astellas Pharma US
​Celgene Corporation7
​Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
​Gilead Sciences7
​Janssen Research & Development7
Kure It Cancer Research
​Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation​

Catalysts ($50,000 - $99,999)

​Colon Cancer Alliance
​Eisai Research Institute7
​John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
​John Homer Parent Revocable Living Trust9
​Lustgarten Foundation
​Ocular Melanoma Foundation
​Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.7

Communicators ($25,000 - $49,999)

​​Ash StevensLee J. and Eleonore H. Hymel
  Charitable Remainder Trust
​Astex Pharmaceuticals7Merrimack Pharmaceuticals ​
​Cancer Research Institute​​​​Penn Medicine Department of Surgery
​Communities Foundation of TexasPezcoller Foundation7
​Conquer Cancer FoundationPrincess Takamatsu Cancer
  Research Fund
IlluminaSeattle Genetics
​Janssen Biotech, Inc.​Servier Laboratories
​Estate of Henrietta Kellems9​Theradex Systems7
L.F. Driscoll Co.​​​WWWW Foundation
​David Lindberg

Leadership Circle

Investigators ($10,000 - $24,999)

​Madlyn Abramson​Irving Weinstein Foundation
​James P. Allison, PhD1,2 and 
  Padmanee Sharma
​​​V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1,3,4,8
​Alzheimer's Association​Kelly Golat Melanoma Research & Scholarship Fund
​American Cancer SocietyWayne Griswold
​Anonymous Ludwig Cancer Research Institute
​Association of American Medical Colleges​Moffitt Cancer Center
​Sally J. Bellet​Pate and William Mears3
​John S. Cargile​Gladys Monroy3 and Charles Marks
​A.T. Chadwick​Newman & Co.​
​Virginia and Bayard Clarkson, MD,
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
​Clayman Family FoundationPenn Medicine​
​Clearscope Microscope Service​​Rosenthal Family Foundation
​Jack DonnellyLeroy Salter
​Dougherty Electric​Charles L. Sawyers, MD1,3
​Frederic W. Cook & Co.​​Scannapieco Development Corp.​
​Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)1,2,3,6,8​Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson University Hospitals
Friends of Cancer Research​​Società Italiana di Cancerologia
Get Your Rear In Gear PhiladelphiaVulcan Materials Company Foundation

Challengers ($5,000 - $9,999)

​AdvaMedDxHydrocephalus Association
​Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3, 9Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
American Brain Tumor AssociationFrank Igwe
​American Heart AssociationEleanor D. Kress3, 9
​American Society of Clinical Oncology​Alexander Lach
Becton, Dickinson, and Co.​Scott Lange
Michael and Kathleen Beveridge6LI-COR Biosciences

Eugene Block

Brian G. McElwee
Barbara BrodskyMicrosoft​
​Coalition for the Life SciencesJohn E. Oxendine, MBA3,9
​Robert Bruce Church​John Parker
​Christopher Dolan​Prostate Cancer Foundation​
​Robert A. Fox​Mace L. Rothenberg, MD1
​Cathy Fraser3​Lisa and Stephen Ryan3

Genomic Health

​Debbie Stamm
​Mali Gertel​TD Bank
Scott Gorman6​​​University of Pennsylvania​​​
​Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD1,4,8
​Richard A. Heyman, PhD1,3​Waverly Management

Collaborators ($2,500 - $4,999)

​Alan Ashworth, PhD1,2Herman Goldner Company, Inc.
​Association of American Cancer Institutes
​Wen-Jen Hwu, MD, PhD1,3
​American Association of Colleges of Nursing​KPMG
​Susan Band Horwitz, PhD1,4,8​Liberty Property Trust​
​Dale Barzilay​Carol L. Lissack
​Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD1,3,4​Marlene and Laurence J. Marton, MD1,3,8
​Oliver Bögler, PhD1​Mary Jean Dresie Trust​​9
​Career Institute of Technology​Connie McAllister
​Center City Film and Video​Kevin Owens
​Comcast​Philadelphia Phillies
​Dana-Farber Cancer InstitutePrism Color Corporation
​D'Angelo Bros., Inc.Sujaya Rao
​Danford FoundationRockefeller University Press
​Nancy E. Davidson, MD1,2,8 and Thomas W. Kensler, PhD1,8​Anil K. Rustgi, MD1,3
​Mary De Luis​Charles J. Scherr, MD, PhD1,4,8
​Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD1​Unified Door and Hardware Group
​Martin Dietrich​Amit Vira
​Elaine and Manny Landau Philanthropic Fund​John Wagner
​Exude, Inc.​Kathleen Welker
​Faye Florence3Weill Cornell Medical College
​Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift
​Wonderful Giving
​Priyanka Hanumaihgari​Michael F. Young

Honor Roll

$1,000 - $2,499

​Audra Accola

Yakov Kronrod

​Aetna FoundationBernard Krouse
​Dana T. Aftab, PhD1​Suzanne Paul Kulliver
​Alliance for Aging Research​Mark Lachance
​Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy​Luke K.T. Lam
​American Association for the Advancement of Science​Ginny Lasco
​American Association of Immunologists​Ronald Laskodi
​American Lung Association​Susan D. Lee
​American Society of Hematology​Charles Lemieux
​Tobe Amsterdam​Linda Levine
​Association of American Universities​Phyllis and Lawrence Loeb, MD, PhD1,4,8
​Stephen Barnard​Lourdes Health System
​Doreine Carson Beck and William T. Beck, PhD1​Cassandra Lussier
​Vicki Bendit​Michael Lyle
​Trudy Bermudez​Thomas J. Lynch, MD1
​Joseph R. Bertino, MD1,4,5​Colleen Maguire
​BHHS Fox and Roach​Elaine R. Mardis, PhD1,2
​Biophysical Society​Lawrence Marnett
​Biotek Remedys, Inc.​Douglas Mattle
​James Biskup​Mayfield Site Contractors, Inc.
​Connie Blank​Michael McAleer
​Clara Bloomfield, MD1,4,8​Sean McCarthy
​William J. Blot, PhD1​Stephen McCray
​B. Pietrini & Sons​Samuel McGrath6
​Galen Bradley​Elizabeth Medrano
​Robert Brindley​Paul Merrill
​Elayne Brodsky​Carlos Meza
​Jessica Buckley​Erik Milam
​Yvonne Bullock-Lee​Katherine K. Miller
​Michael A. Caligiuri, MD1,2,8​Leslie Anne Miller
​Bret Calltharp​​Isaias J. Mora
​John Carethers1​Moravia Health
​Jenise Castro​Timothy A. Moore
​CBS-TV​Brooke Morgan
​Martin A. Cheever, MD​Morris J. Cohen & Co.
​Cynthia Chen​Linda Mundy
​Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD1,8​Andrea Myers
​Nate, Jake, and Lulu Cohen​National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
​Nicholas Colaluca​Nancy Ann Nye-Grindey
​Colaluca Family Charity Fund​O'Donnell & Naccarato
​Collis Warner FoundationMartha Darling and Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1
​Columbia University Medical Center​Ovarcome
​Daniel Comer​Christine Pacheco
​Karen Conicelli​William Pao, MD, PhD1
​Todd Covey​Parkway Corp.
​Lizzy CrazeGeorgia Perez​
​Daley Family Foundation​Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
​George D. Demetri, MD1,2,8​Carl Plant
​Barbara DetwilerStacy Porcelli​
​Mariana Diaz​Prevent Cancer Foundation
​Fabian Dietrich​Produce Marketing Association
​Lisa and Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD1,3,4​Susan and Kanti Rai, MBBS, MD
​Elliott Family Foundation​Pat Rehm
​Endocrine Society​Research Amer!ca
​Jordan Evans​Victoria M. Richon, PhD1
​EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases​​RJ Hogga Foundation
​Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology​Rosenberg & Parker
​Scott Z. Fields, MD1​Susan Roth
​Sandra First​Christine Rullo6
​Todd Fleischman​Saint Baldrick's Foundation
​James FordAndrea J. Sampson
​Free Library of PhiladelphiaKevin Schneider
​Geoffrey FullenMarilyn and Alan Schwedel
​Matthew Funk10​Cynthia and John Secrist, PhD1
​Julie Gailey​Brittany Sekesan
​Myles Brown, MD1 and Judy E. Garber, MD1,3,4,8​​Pete Sekesan
Jan M. GiannettoMelvin R. Seligsohn
​​Tona M. Gilmer, PhD1,8Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1,8,9
​Beverly Goldberg​Joshua Shaver-Moskowitz
​Ida Goldstein​Samantha R. Shirley
​Jack Gorman​Patience J. Simpson
​Kelly Grekstas​​Sheila Singer
​Wayne Griswold​Terri Smith
​Lori Hadley​Tiffany Snow
​Sung and William N. Hait, MD, PhD1,3,4,8​​Eric Stanbridge, PhD1,8
​Brandy T. Haley​Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
​Kathleen Hall​James Stenger
​Tanya Hall​John Stevens, MD1
​​Linda HanlonMarie and Paul Stierer
​​Gloria W. Heath​Mitch Stoller6
​Brian D. Henry​​​Rebekah Sullivan
​Julie Henry​Kheng Tan
Richard W. HevnerCayce Tangeman
​Benjamin Holt​Uchechi Tarver6
​William Horn​Travelers Insurance
​Patricia Hu​Sean Trujillo​
​Jenny Price and Tony Hunter, PhD1,4​Laura Tyson
​Huntsman International​UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
​Irving S. & Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation​University of Kansas Cancer Center
​Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD1​University of New Mexico Cancer Center
​Jean and Saul A. Mintz Foundation​Peter Van Pelt6
​Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts ProgramVictor E. Velculescu, MD, PhD1
​Veronica and Peter A. Jones, DSc, PhD1,4,8​​Marci B. Williams
​Stacy L. Jones​Barbara Parker-Wahl, MD and Geoffrey Wahl, PhD, FAACR1,3,4,8
​Joseph Levine & Son, Inc.​Washington Street School
​Derek KastJanna S. Weinerman
​Christine Katt6​Wilfred Sloane Foundation
​Leroy E. Kean​Yvonne Winig
​Adil A. Khan​Helena Yates
​Joyce Kim​Robert C. Young, MD1,8
​Joshua Kleiman​Stuart H Yuspa, MD1,8
​Cheryl Kraft​Paul Zaritsky
​Ashley Krasucki


$500 - $999

​Jane AbaRebecca Larson
​Abbot DowningJason Latchaw
​AeroBrighamRochelle Laundenbach
​Scott Agran​Richard Law
​Amazon Smile Foundation​Wendy and Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD1,8
​Amy Allaire​Karen Lecky-Springer
​Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, PhD(hc)1,4​Krista Ledden
​Susan Angelo​Janice Lee
​Anonymous ​Carla Lee
​ArcelorMittal Matching Gifts
​​Frank Lee
​Mary BaraioloJames Lee
​Angela Barnes​Toniann Lentine
​Jane Barnes​Elizabeth and John E. Leonard, PhD1,3
​Rachel BarsnessKeith Le Pard
​Jennifer Beal​Kristie L. Lesniak
​Philippe L. Bedard, MD1​Nancy Levin
​Don Bell​Alex Lieberman
​Kalli Biskup​Eileen Loftus
​David J. Blum​Jodi Lokoff
​BNSF Railway Foundation​John MacDonald
​Amanda Boggs​Macquarie Group Foundation
​Sandy Bomze​Dawn Maloney
​Briarcliff Congregational Church Women's Society​Shannon Mann
​Jamilla D. Brooks​Nina Marchetto
​BSC Men's Basketball​Lisa Martin
​Richard G. Buck​Shannon Martin
​Melissa Burgett​Iraida Mathews
​Kelly L. Burkert​Lauren Mathews
​Jill and Webster Cavenee, PhD1,4,8​Patty Quinn McAuley
​Cenova​Judy McPhail
​Caitlin Cesarini​​Melanie Mel
​Heather Challenger​Mercer
​Ana ChanJanet Mestre
​Bob Chreste​Roseanne Miller
​Sung Chung​Vern Mitchell6,10
​Camille CiesligaAmelia Moissinac​
​City Line Pediatrics​Alyssa Monas
​Clark Capital Management Group​Emily Moore
​Nancy K. Colman​Kimberly Moore
​Shannon N. Conry​Harriet Morgan
​Malaika Contaste​Maurice Moriarty
​Jimmy Cook​​Kelly Morrone
Megan Cook​Michael Mountain
​Brian Costello​Jennifer Muarip
​Julie CruseJennifer Muckley
​Kim Cullen​Patty Muenzenmeyer
​Karen Czuprynski​​Shannon Muenzenmeyer
​Rhonda DaughertyBelinda Mulpeter
​Deanna DeBrosse​Matthew Mulpeter
​Paul Decker​Caterina L. Musetti, PhD1
​Daniel T. Dempsey​Kerry Musgrave
​Desert Cross Lutheran Church​​Andrea Myers
​Ivy Devitt​David Naide
​Gerardo Di Dio​Jacob Nankin
​Alison Diaz​Brandon Neudecker
​Joseph N. DiBello​Kevin Noonan
​Harriet DoddSuzanne Brown Palady
​Trisha DoeringDana Palmeri
​Marc-Andre Dorel​Vicki H. Parks
​Eileen DoveTayreen Partch
​Lynne Drebin​Taine Pechet
​Paul Driscoll6,10​Stacey Peltier-Ginther
​Lauren DuFourJillyan Perrine
​Jennifer Dunlap​Nancy and Robert Perry
​Richard Dunlap​​​Joy Pochatila
​Tom ElliotJoe Pontoski
​Gregg T. Ellis​Laurie Powers
​EPiC Elementary School First
  Grade Students
​Stanley Prager
​Estate of Betty Jean Warner​Armand Prestidge
​Estate of Charles Herman Armstrong​Carolina Prudente
​Katherine Evans​Nancy Pundyk
​Suzanne Evans​Denelle Radka
​EwingCole​Casey Ralston
​Jennifer Eye​Monica Reich
​Katherine R. Familetti​Michael Rench
​Melissa Favaloro​​Patricia Reno
​Patricia Favaloro​Linda Reyno
​Nanette FeeneyTom Reynolds
​Genevieve FisanichTimothy Rhoades
​Hanna FlickMichael Rickey
​Alexus Flores​Linda Ridolfi
​Deanna Foerman​Stephanie Rife
​William Foos​Mark Risi
​For Momentum LLC​Edward Roberts
​Ruth Fortson​Jillian Roberts
​Jennifer Fosco​Rockland Immunochemicals, Inc.
​Zelva Frazier​Rob Rogers
​Beverly Freeman​Robin Rose-Dale
​Matthew Freiermuth​Gail Rosen
​Amy Garrison​Carolyn Ross
Heather Garza​Joy K. Rouse
​Elethia Gay​Mark Rubino
​Robyn Gerry​Wanda Ruiz
​Alden Gibbs​Daniel J. Ryterband
​Susan Girouard​​Anthony Sagnelli
​Susan H. GoldbergMichelle Santos
​Josh Goldstein​Mark Saraficio
​Jennifer Goss​Scarlett Alley
​Grace Grandville​Robert Schamis
​Brynna GravlinJohn Schmidt
​Patrice GreenawaltMeghan Schoenborn
​Robyn Greenberg​Scrub Daddy, Inc.
​Katherine Gregory​Mary Semple
​Samuel M. GrinspanLynn Seuberling
​Nance Guilmartin3​Stefanie Shimansky​
​Tammie Gullory​Jamie Skelton, III
​Kerry Guthrie​Kate Smith
​Rebecca Hammac​Reginald Smith
​Gina Hammond​Taffin Smith
​Gregory Harding​Vernon Smith
​Joseph Harris​Linda Snider
​Laurel K. Harrison​Barbara Sokolow
​Heather Hasdemir​​Linda Solit
Ben HatfieldSouthern Aviation Systems
Bill Hatfield​Southern Finishing Co.
Kate Hatfield​Kenneth Sparling
​Hats with Heart​David Stauffer
​Jerome Heller​Laura L. Stenger
​Lee J. Helman, MD1​Jeanette Stephens-El
​Alina Hernandez​Cathy and Mike Stewart6
​Caroline Hill​Mark D. Stewart6
​Annie Hodges​​Lisanna Stotts
​Holman Automotive Group, Inc.​Strata Company
​Elle Holtzman​Chris Straw
​Ryan Horst​Lynn A. Sullivan
​Louis L. Horton​William Sun
​Cathy Hossack​Reggie Swanigan6
​Phuong HuangMelody Swartz, PhD1
​Yu chin Huang​Craig Tangeman
​Catherine Hubbard​B.E. Tate
​Interstate Plastics​April H. Teitelbaum, MD
​Dana Ivanco​​Jamie Thompson
​Stephanie Jeitner​Wayne Thompson
​Bonnie L. Johnson​Marilyn Toub
​Bryan R. Johnson​Dawn Trask
​Kristin Jones​Debbie Turczan
​Sophia Jones​Dee Ann and Ashley Turner
​Kim Judkins​Tustin Mechanical Services
​Beth Karchner​Manali Vaishnav
​Michael Kastan, MD, PhD1,8​​Karen Vallecillo-Pereira
​Mayuri Kealy​Deborah Van Dam
​James Kenney​Pulin Visaria
​Lawrence Kent​Stacie Wallace
​Linda Anne KesslerEboni Ward
​Grace KimTracy Weber
​Cyndi Kirkpatrick ​Brian West
​Chrissy Kissinger6​Karen Whitman
​Holly KisskaltKatie Whitman
​Karen KleczkaLacey Wilson
​William Klein​Tyrone Wilson
​Debbie Kleinberg​Owen N. Witte, MD1,4,8
​Nancy E. Kohl, PhD1​Linda Wulff
Hannah Kraemer​DeeAnn Yabusaki1
​Robert Krouse​Jackie Yahner
​Jack Kutney​Linda Yosten10
​Jamie LabonoskyYumi Yun


Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society

We  gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who have made an endowed, estate, or other planned gift to the American Association for Cancer Research. Creative gift planning provides an opportunity to make a meaningful commitment, maximize  philanthropic objectives and receive important  tax benefits.

All those who have established an estate or other planned gift to the AACR, such as a bequest  naming the AACR in their will, are recognized with membership in the Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society.

This society honors individuals who have invested in sustaining the future of the AACR and its initiatives so that generations to come may benefit from the leadership and groundbreaking work of the AACR and its membership.

​Rebecca Adelman* ​William L. Maness*
​Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3​Heidi and Gary Miller, MD, PhD*
​Floyd F. Allen*​Edwin Mirand, DSc, PhD*1
​Charles Herman Armstrong*​Evelyn L. Mulligan*
​Thomas J. Bardos, PhD*1​Marion A. Nichol*
​Dorothy Bartholomew*John E. Oxendine, MBA3
​Janel Becker*​Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1 and Martha A. Darling​
June Biedler*1Arnold E. Reif, DSc1
​Joseph H. Burchenal, MD*Dorothy E. Rose*​
​​Jennie M. Commisa*Calista I. Salmon*​
​Hugh J. Creech*Arthur B. Schaefer*
​Mary Jean Dresie* ​Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1
​Constance Dufour*Gladys M. Sinicrope*​

Jeannette C. Ford*

Rose A. Sinkin*
​​Leslie I. Gold, PhD1​Clara Joann Smith*
Iva Pauline Hancock*​Chester Stock, PhD*1
​​​Funan Hsu*​Eleanor Tepfer*​
​Henrietta Kellems*Charles Troester*
Vera M. Kirkland*​Joseph J. Vita* 
Barbara Kirsh ​Estelle Wals*​
​​Eleanor Kress3Betty Jean Warner*​
George A. Koberstein*Rosemary Weiss*​
​​Daisy Lundsten*Lavetta D. Wimmer*​

 Every effort is made to acknowledge the generosity of our donors with accuracy.  Please
contact the AACR Foundation if you believe there is an omission or error related to your support.


1- AACR Member
2 - AACR Board of Directors
3 - AACR Foundation Trustee
4 - AACR Fellow
5 - 50 year-plus AACR Member
6 - AACR Staff
7 - AACR Sustaining Member
8 - 25 year-plus AACR Member
9 - AACR Legacy Society
10 - AACR Monthly Giving Club
* - Deceased

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