AACR Foundation Team


Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
Chief Executive Officer


Mitch Stoller, MA - Philanthropy and Development
Executive Director, AACR Foundation
Vice President, Philanthropy


Anizia Karmazyn
Senior Director, Leadership Philanthropy and Planned Giving


Peter Van Pelt
Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Joanna Guttridge
Director, Philanthropic Communications



Danielle Triplett, CMP
Director, Community Relations and Events




Simone Jeffers
Associate Director, Annual Giving and Donor Relations



Crystal Kraft, PhD
Associate Director, Corporate Alliances




Sam McGrath
Associate Director, Foundation Relations



Ashley Blanchard Ruggieri, MS
Associate Director, Corporate Alliances




Casey Snyder
Associate Director, Corporate Alliances


​Michael Gilbert
Assistant Director, Philanthropic Media and Analytics


​Josephine Lewis
Assistant Director, Leadership Philanthropy


Leslie Dias
Manager, Corporate Alliances


Ashley Myers
Manager, Prospect Research and Development Writing, Leadership Philanthropy




Erin O'Connell
Manager, Philanthropic Communications




Christine Katt
Senior Special Events Coordinator


Erin Smith
Senior Special Events Coordinator


Kara Gunderman
Development Coordinator, Leadership Philanthropy


Lauren Larson
Development Coordinator


Amy Link
Administrative Coordinator


Kyrie Palan
Administrative Coordinator, Community Relations and Events


Barbara Roberson
Coordinator, Development Operations


Kelly Gallagher
Staff Assistant, Development Operations

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