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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 the first half of 2017:

Pillars of Science

​Visionaries ($1 million-plus)

​Amgen, Inc.7,11
​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Stand up to Cancer, a Program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation​11


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

​​​​Incyte Corporation7, 12


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

​Aflac 11
​Bristol-Myers Squibb7,11
​Merck & Co., Inc. 7,11
​Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation 11

President's Circle 

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

​Abbvie, Inc.12
​Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD1,3,4,5,12
​Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer12
​Genentech, Inc.7,11
​Gilead Sciences7,11
​Janssen Research & Development, LLC7,12
Lilly Oncology7,11
​Pfizer Oncology7,11
​Susan G. Komen
​Takeda Oncology7,11
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation​12

Catalysts ($50,000 - $99,999)

​Celgene Corporation7,11
​Colon Cancer Alliance
​John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation1,3,8,12
​Puma Technology, Inc.
​Taiho Oncology7

Communicators ($25,000 - $49,999)

​​Esai, Inc.7,12
Kite Pharma, Inc.
​Miltenyi Biotec
​Ocular Melanoma Foundation
Pezcoller Foundation7,12
​Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund12
​Sanofi Oncology7
​Theradex Systems, Inc.7

Leadership Circle

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

​American Brain Tumor Association​Ludwig Cancer Research
​American Cancer Society12​OmniSeq, LLC
​Asana Biosciences, LLC7Oncotarget
​Clayman Family FoundationParker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
​Estate of William Maness9Seattle Genetics, Inc.
​Get Your Rear in Gear Philadelphia​Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
​Irving Weinstein Foundation12William H. Prusoff Foundation
​Jack Donnelly

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

​BD Co.Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
​Bio-TechneNational Glass and Metal Co., Inc.
Cathy Fraser3John E. Oxendine, MBA3
​Genomic HealthProstate Cancer Foundation
​Ed and Jacqueline Gieselman​Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ilene B. Hatoff​Società Italiana di Cancerologia
Richard A. Heyman, PhD1,3 TD Bank

Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MD1,4,8,12

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

​AnonymousThe Novick Group
​Hilda and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD1,3,4,8
​Laura K. Shawver, PhD1,8
Stephen Bright​University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center
​Kelly Golat Melanoma Research and Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Honor Roll

$1,000 - $2,499

​American Association of Immunologists

Susan Guba, MD

American Lung AssociationMarilyn B. Hirsch and Gary B. Gordon, MD, PhD1,8
​Lianne Asbury​Wen-Jen Hwu, MD, PhD1,3
​Barbera's Autoland​Johnson and Johnson Matching Gifts Program
​Beasley Media​Arnold Lakind
​Benevity Community Impact FundCharles D. Lunford
​Myles Brown, MD1 and Judy E. Garber, MD1,3,4,8​Merck Foundation
​Renee Cafaro​Mount Airy Casino Resort
​Career Institute of Technology​National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
​Comcast Business​Produce Marketing Association
​Joseph E. CuffariVictoria M. Richon, PhD1
​EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases​San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Rodger Ferguson​Eric J. Stanbridger, PhD1,8
​Scott Z. Fields, MD1​Terra Cotta Pasta Co., Inc.
​Tona M. Gilmer, PhD1,8​Kristin Weller


$500 - $999

Christopher AntusJoseph Bograd Real Estate
Levaughn AwkardSuresh Katakkar
​Denise BarlowJim Kiley-Zufelt
Stacey Baseggio​Lizzard Fashion
​Michael ChambersPatricia M. LoRusso, DO1,2,8,10
​Peggy Clem​Daniel Luethje
​AnaMaria Correa​Manifest
Sloane Cox​Irene and Michael L. Meyers, MD, PhD1
Debbie Croxton​Timothy A. Moore
​Mandi Da Silva​​Joel Morrison
​Kayla DarnellMichael Mountain
​Johanna Descallar​Christopher J. O'Donnell, PhD1
Gary Dick​John and Veronica Parker
​Margaret DieboldMeaghan Pizzo
Stephen Diebold​Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD1
​Li Ding​Allie Prettyman
​Dunn-Rite Glass, Inc.​Julia Rauch
​Eileen Yu and Jeffrey Paul Family FundCarolina Raven
​Becky EllerJessica Scott
​Estate of Betty Jean Warner9​Lynn A. Sullivan
​Christopher Foskett​Christopher Tanabe
​Matthew Funk​Anna Tess
​Jennifer L. Gnerlich, MDSteven Tess
​Laura Goetz, MD1Ann Marie Tirri
Venkitachalam Gopalakrishnan​Taryn Vanaskie
​LaKeshia Grant​Evan Vosburgh, MD1
Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD1​Dianna Waldroup
​Hyatt Hotels Corporation​Silda Wall Spitzer
John Irwin​The Wawa Foundation
Allan Jones​Western High School


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* ​Lester Family Foundation
​Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3​Daisy Lundsten*
​Floyd F. Allen*​William L. Maness*
​Apollo Hospital Systems​Heidi and Gary Miller, MD, PhD*
​Charles Herman Armstrong*​Edwin Mirand, DSc, PhD*1
​Thomas J. Bardos, PhD*1Evelyn L. Mulligan*
​Dorothy Bartholomew*​Marion A. Nichol*
Janel Becker*William Noble
​June Biedler*1John E. Oxendine, MBA3
Bosarge Family FoundationGilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1 and Martha A. Darling​
​Joseph H. Burchenal, MD*Park Foundation
​Duk Young ChoArnold E. Reif, DSc1
​​​Jennie M. Commisa*Dorothy E. Rose*​
Hugh J. Creech* Calista I. Salmon*​
​​Mary Jean Dresie* ​Arthur B. Schaefer*
Constance Dufour*​​Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1
​​​Jeannette C. Ford* ​Sidney Kimmel Foundation
​Leslie I. Gold, PhD1Gladys M. Sinicrope*​
Iva Pauline Hancock*​Rose A. Sinkin*
Hanwha Holdings (USA) Inc.Clara Joann Smith*
Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MDChester Stock, PhD*1
Funan Hsu*Eleanor Tepfer*​
​​Hyosung USA, Inc.Charles Troester*
​Henrietta Kellems*​Joseph J. Vita*
​Vera M. Kirkland*​Estelle Wals*​
​Barbara Kirsh ​​Betty Jean Warner*​
​​​Eleanor Kress3​Rosemary Weiss*​
​George A. Koberstein*​Lavetta D. Wimmer*​
​Kun-Hee Lee

 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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