2018 Annual Report

Supporting Progress Against Cancer

The start of the Third Annual AACR Annual Meeting Runners for Research 5K Walk/Run.
The mission of the AACR—to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, policy and advocacy, and funding—is an ambitious one. The goal of the AACR Foundation—to provide the full range of resources needed to support the AACR's mission—is equally ambitious. By creating a community of supporters from all sectors of the field—including nonprofit organizations; foundations; industry partners; and cancer survivors, family, and friends—the AACR Foundation accelerates progress against cancer.


Expanding Industry Partnerships

Industry plays a vital role in the cancer research enterprise, and the AACR’s industry partners increased their critical support of its programs and initiatives in 2018. The AACR’s Sustaining Member program expanded to a total of 26 corporate partners, and two longtime AACR supporters made substantial financial commitments to advance the AACR’s mission:

  • In February, Johnson & Johnson announced a $4.86 million contribution to the AACR, the largest single gift ever received from a pharmaceutical partner. Supported by the Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Initiative, the gift was used to fund three AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants that support multi-institutional research teams seeking novel approaches to the prevention, interception, and cure of lung cancer.
  • In March, AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced a contribution of $2.9 million to the AACR to support 12 fellowships that will stimulate innovative research in the fields of DNA damage response and immuno-oncology. Postdoctoral and clinical fellowship recipients will conduct groundbreaking research both in an academic environment and at AstraZeneca and MedImmune under the guidance of a dedicated industry mentor.

Mark Schoneveld
Cancer Survivor,
AACR Ambassador

An Exciting New Funding Model to Support Innovative Cancer Research

Since 2016, MPM Capital has managed the UBS Oncology Impact Fund (OIF). The fund, which invests across a spectrum of companies that develop transformative cancer therapeutics, is the first social impact fund to dedicate a portion of its profits specifically to cancer research. At the AACR Annual Meeting in April, MPM announced that it had selected the AACR as a beneficiary of the OIF, beginning with a $1.2 million gift to establish the AACR-MPM Transformative Research Grants Program. The grants, which will be awarded by a Scientific Advisory Board established by the AACR, will support innovative research that accelerates breakthroughs against cancer.

Local Outreach, Global Impact

While its industry partnerships continue to raise the AACR’s national and international profile, the AACR Foundation maintains a strong presence in its home city of Philadelphia—raising funds locally to support the AACR’s mission.

  • AACR Revolutions for Research. The third edition of this annual indoor cycling event was held in October at The Fillmore, a new Philadelphia music venue. Teams of cyclists gathered to ride for 90-minute and 180-minute sessions to raise funds to support the AACR’s mission.
  • Party With a Purpose. Since 2016, the AACR has been the exclusive beneficiary of this elite fundraising gala. The 2018 Party with a Purpose—which was organized by committee president Beverly Goldberg and committee chairs Julia Somers-Morley, John Kroll, John J. Parker, Sr., and Arlene Cohen in partnership with the AACR—focused on prostate cancer research and raised over $500,000 to support groundbreaking science.

    During the October gala, the Party With a Purpose Distinguished Service Award was presented to John J. Dougherty, Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, for leading the union’s charitable efforts over the past 25 years. The Party With a Purpose Scientific Achievement Award was presented to Karen Knudsen, PhD, a prostate cancer researcher and the Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson. As part of her award, Dr. Knudsen selected Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, to receive the Friends of the AACR Foundation Early Career Investigator Award. The Early Career Investigator Award provides a grant to support Dr. Rodriguez-Bravo’s research on the responsiveness and vulnerability of cancer cells.
  • AACR Philadelphia Marathon. In its second year as the Title Partner of the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, the AACR joined the City of Philadelphia in welcoming more than 30,000 participants for race weekend, November 17-18. The participants included more than 300 members of the AACR Runners for Research team, who made their miles matter by raising $400,000 to support lifesaving cancer research.

Securing the Future of the AACR Mission:
Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society

In 2017, the AACR legacy giving society was renamed in honor of Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR—past president, fifty-year AACR member, Fellow of the AACR Academy, and founding chair of the AACR Foundation. Inspired by Dr. Clarkson’s lifetime of service to the AACR’s mission, a record number of AACR members made an endowed, estate, or other planned gift to benefit the AACR in 2018. Their generous support will sustain the AACR’s ongoing pursuit of its mission to prevent and cure all cancers.

RESEARCH GRANT FUNDERS

Effie Tzameli, PhD, (right) Director of Research at the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, presents the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant to Pawel Mazur, PhD, (left) at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. Since 2011, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation has provided $2,750,000 in funding to the AACR to support neuroendocrine cancer research.

AACR


Aflac, Inc.


Amgen, Inc.


AstraZeneca


Bayer HealthCare, LLC


Breast Cancer Research Foundation


Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology


Conquer Cancer Foundation


Debbie’s Dream Foundation


Genentech BioOncology


GlaxoSmithKline


Janssen Research & Development, LLC


John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation


Kure It Cancer Research


Loxo Oncology


Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation


Ocular Melanoma Foundation


Pharmacyclics, LLC


Takeda Oncology, Inc.


The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research


Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation


The QuadW Foundation and the QuadW Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas


Acknowledgment of Supporters

Michele Cleary, PhD, (left), Chief Executive Officer at The Mark Foundation, and Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, FAACR (right), AACR President (2017-2018), present the inaugural AACR-The Mark Foundation NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research to Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD (center).

Partners in Progress Annual Giving Society

Annual giving offers all donors an opportunity to support lifesaving cancer research and sustain the mission of the AACR. We gratefully acknowledge those individuals and family foundations who gave $500 or more, and those special events, associations, corporations, and foundations that contributed $5,000 or more during the calendar year.

Pillars of Science

  • Visionaries: Gifts of $1,000,000 or more
  • Amgen, Inc.7, 11
  • AstraZeneca7, 11
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb7, 11
  • Genentech, a member of The Roche Group11
  • Janssen Research & Development, LLC7, 11
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network11
  • Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation7, 11
  • Innovators: Gifts of $500,000 to $999, 999
  • Bayer7, 11
  • Incyte Corporation7, 11
  • Merck & Co., Inc.7, 11
  • Pfizer Oncology7, 11
  • Laureates: Gifts of $250,00 to $499,999
  • Aflac11
  • Debbie’s Dream Foundation
  • Estate of Gerda Sitko9, 12
  • Lilly Oncology7, 11
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation11
  • Puma Biotechnology, Inc.12
  • Takeda Oncology7
  • 1 - AACR Member
  • 2 - AACR Board of Directors
  • 3 - AACR Foundation Trustee
  • 4 - AACR Fellow
  • 5 - 50 year-plus AACR Member
  • 6 - AACR Staff Member
  • 7 - AACR Sustaining Member
  • 8 - 25-49 year AACR Member
  • 9 - Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society
  • 10 - Sustaining Hope/Monthly Giving Club
  • 11 - The 1907 AACR Founders Society
  • 12 - The Medaled Society
  • 13 - 15-24 year AACR Member
  • 14 - Trustee Emeritus
  • * - Deceased

Presidents Circle

  • Stewards: Gifts of $100,000 to $249,999
  • AbbVie, Inc.11
  • Boehringer Ingelheim 7, 11
  • Celgene Corporation7, 11
  • Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR1, 3, 4, 5, 12
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.7
  • GlaxoSmithKline7, 11
  • IBEW Local Union 98
  • Kure It Cancer Research11
  • Loxo Oncology12
  • Novartis7, 11
  • Novocure12
  • Ocular Melanoma Foundation12
  • Pharmacyclics, LLC7, 12
  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson12
  • Susan G. Komen
  • The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research12
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Catalysts: Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.11
  • Jean M. Gudas*1, 8, 9
  • Illumina, Inc.12
  • Sarah and Daniel J. Keating III12
  • John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation12
  • Estate of Daisy Lundsten9
  • Lustgarten Foundation
  • Pezcoller Foundation7
  • SANOFI GENZYME7, 11
  • The QuadW Foundation and the QuadW Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas12
  • Communicators: Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.7, 12
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation12
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.12
  • Gloria W. Heath*9
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Miltenyi Biotec12
  • Mirati Therapeutics
  • National Electrical Contractors Assoc. Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
  • Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund12
  • Seattle Genetics12
  • Servier12
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.7, 12
  • TESARO, Inc.
  • Theradex Systems7, 12

Leadership Circle

  • Investigators: Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
  • Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD1, and James P. Allison, PhD, FAACR 1, 4, 13
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Brain Tumor Association
  • American Cancer Society12
  • Anonymous
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Sally J. Bellet, Esq.
  • Bonnie and Thomas H. Bown II
  • Dr. James S.C. Chao
  • Clayman Family Foundation
  • Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)1, 3, 8, 12
  • Frank M. Vaccaro and Associates, Inc./Tri-State Administrators, Inc.
  • Friends of Cancer Research
  • Wayne Griswold
  • Hatzel & Buehler, Inc. and Bluestone Communications, Inc.
  • Burton Hong and Audrey Cheng9
  • iHeartMedia
  • Irving Weinstein Foundation12
  • V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1, 3, 4, 8, 12
  • The Linus Group
  • Pate and Bill Mears3
  • Charles Marks and Gladys Monroy3
  • The Novick Group
  • Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lisa and Stephen Ryan3
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local Union #692
  • Steven Singer Jewelers, Inc.
  • Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1, 4, 8, 9, 12
  • Challengers: Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
  • AACR Philadelphia Marathon
  • AdvaMedDx
  • Dana T. Aftab, PhD1, 8
  • Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3, 9
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Asian Fund for Cancer Research
  • BD Co.
  • Candy and Gil Beyda
  • William J. Blot, PhD1, 8
  • Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, FAACR1, 2, 3, 4, 8
  • John S. Cargile, MD
  • Nate, Jake, and Lulu Cohen
  • Conner Strong & Buckelew Companies
  • Danbro, LP
  • Dietz & Watson, Inc.
  • Kathy and Jack Donnelly
  • Lisa and Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, FAACR1, 3, 4, 13
  • Cathy Fraser3
  • Dr. Daniel and Beverly Goldberg
  • Richard A. Heyman, PhD1, 3
  • Hilton Philadelphia/Penn’s Landing
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Laborers District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity L.I.U.N.A.
  • Laborers International Union of N.A.-Local 332
  • Connie McAllister
  • Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • John E. Oxendine, MBA3, 9
  • John and Veronica Parker
  • PENTAX Medical A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc.
  • Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Pyramid Hotel Group
  • Victoria M. Richon, PhD1, 8
  • Rothman Orthopaedics
  • Società Italiana di Cancerologia
  • Steamfitters Local Union 420
  • TD Bank
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
  • Collaborators: Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
  • Alan Ashworth, PhD, FAACR1, 2, 4
  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 14
  • Burberry Americas
  • Charles E. Chalfant, PhD1
  • Classic Cake
  • Coalition for the Life Sciences
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Angel and Jerome DiPentino
  • Faye Florence3
  • Flyers Charities
  • Friends of the AACR Foundation
  • Eitan and Mali Gertel
  • Haveron Total Health, P.A.
  • Susan Band Horwitz, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Jenny Price and Tony Hunter, PhD, FAACR1, 4
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Stephanie and Michael Jeitner
  • Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program
  • Thomas H. Keating
  • Cameron Koch, PhD1, 8
  • L.F. Driscoll Co.
  • Phyllis and Lawrence Loeb, MD, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Thomas Lynch, MD1, 13
  • Marlene and Laurence J. Marton, MD1, 3, 8
  • Newmark and Company Real Estate Inc.
  • William Pao, PhD, MD1, 8
  • Elizabeth T. Peabody
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Paul and Wendy Rosen 
  • Mace L. Rothenberg, MD1, 8
  • Stephen Rubin, MD1
  • Scrub Daddy, Inc.
  • Geoff Secora and Eun Song
  • Cyndi and John A. Secrist, III1, 8
  • Michael Sitzer 
  • Society for Neuroscience 
  • Sugar House Casino
  • John Suggs 
  • The Wawa Foundation 
  • Laura Tyson, PhD
  • United Way of Allegheny County 
  • United Way of Central Maryland 
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University 
  • Honor Roll: Gifts of $500 to $2,499
  • Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD1, 13
  • Aryana Alborzi
  • Gracita Alfeche
  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Lung Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Tobe Amsterdam
  • Karen H. Antman, MD1, 8
  • Jenifer Antonacci
  • Marina Archangeli
  • Ryan Archer
  • Association of American Cancer Institutes
  • Association of American Universities
  • Kelle Atteberry
  • Sunil S. Badve, MBBS, MD1
  • Pamela Bailis
  • Christine Baker
  • Hamid Band, PhD, MD1
  • Julia Barbour
  • Denise Barlow1
  • Peter Bastian
  • Doreine Carson Beck and William T. Beck, PhD1, 8
  • Mary Beckerle, PhD1
  • Joseph R. Bertino, MD, FAACR1, 4, 5
  • Kathleen and Michael Beveridge6
  • Biophysical Society
  • Kaisha Blackstone
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
  • Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Beth Blum
  • Arlene Bobb
  • Sandra and Paul Bomze
  • Lauren Boothe
  • Kelly Borges
  • Deanna Borrelli
  • Megan Boulette
  • Conor Bourque
  • Briarcliff Congregational Church Women’s Society
  • Bunny and Frank Brodsky
  • Kenneth Paul Brumbaugh
  • Stuart Buchan
  • Bernard Bunye
  • Jason Burgess
  • Drs. Jared Hossack and Kelly Burkert
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
  • Kelly Capizzi
  • Allan Caplan
  • Michael A. Carducci, MD1, 8
  • John M. Carethers, MD1, 13
  • Peter Carr
  • Carr & Duff Inc.
  • Christopher Castello
  • Jill and Webster Cavenee, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Cement Mason and Plasters Local 592
  • Emily Chen
  • Lo-Nien Chi
  • Brian Christopher
  • Brian L. Clark
  • Cassra Clark
  • Cleary, Josen & Trigiani LLP
  • Club R-K
  • Arlene and Stephen Cohen
  • Colaluca Family Charity Fund
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Ctr.
  • Trent Collings
  • Daniel Comer
  • Stacey Cooper
  • Alliyah Corley
  • Alyssa Costas
  • Joseph E. Cuffari
  • Mary Cunneen
  • Marla and Ken Cutler
  • Mandi Da Silva
  • Daley Family Foundation, a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation
  • Daniel D’Angelo
  • Gillian Darr
  • Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FAACR1, 3, 4, 8 and Thomas W. Kensler, PhD1, 8
  • Paul J. Davis, MD1
  • James Davis
  • Jerry Delaney
  • DeMasi
  • George Demetri, MD1, 8
  • Ilene Dickinson
  • Karen Dieckhoff
  • Brigit Dijkhoff
  • Ethan Dmitrovsky, MD1, 8
  • Tom and Deb Dolan
  • John Dougherty
  • Shannon Drew
  • Paul Driscoll6, 10
  • DS Pool Service, Inc.
  • Andre Duffie
  • Marilyn Duvall
  • Todd Ehrlich
  • Peter D. Emanuel, MD1, 13
  • Sean Enderlein
  • Endocrine Society
  • Ropizah Ervin
  • Anne Estey
  • EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
  • Eye Designs, LLC
  • Meredith Fay
  • Joni Fearheiley
  • Cheryl S. Fejes
  • Mark and Nancy Feldscher
  • Jack Ferguson
  • Brian Fey
  • Scott Z. Fields, MD1
  • Robert Figlin, M.D., FACP1, 8
  • Olivera J. Finn, PhD1, 8
  • Julia Fishburn
  • Ruth Fortson6
  • Steven Fortuna
  • Joseph F. Fraumeni Jr., MD1, 5
  • Freehouse Fitness Studio
  • Karen and Eric Frieman
  • Full Time Practical Nursing Students
  • Matthew Funk10
  • Stephen Gambino
  • Myles Brown, MD1, 13 and Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, FAACR1, 3, 4, 8,
  • Patricia Gdowik
  • Linda Geisler
  • Genomic Health
  • Ed Gieselman
  • Tona M. Gilmer, PhD1, 8
  • Hannah Gilmore
  • Leslie I. Gold, PhD1, 8, 9
  • Susan and Sherwood “Woody” Goldberg
  • Michael Goldberg
  • Ida Moses Goldstein and Isadore Senderoff
  • Joyce Golic
  • Sonia Gonzalez Keithley
  • Marilyn B. Hirsch and Gary B. Gordon, MD, PhD1, 8
  • Jack Gorman
  • Maria Grasso
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Springfield Credit Union
  • Robyn and Scott Greenberg
  • Kelly Griffin
  • Elizabeth A. Grimm, PhD1, 8
  • Thomas Grone
  • Radhika Gunasekera
  • Dhanushka Gunasekera
  • Christopher Halbrook
  • Patricia and John Hamer
  • Gregory Harding
  • Kevin Heck
  • Emily Heckman
  • Rocky and Jerry Heller
  • Lee J. Helman, M.D.1, 8
  • Eileen C. Helzner, MD
  • Chuck Craft and Mary Hendrix, PhD1, 8
  • Richard W. Hevner
  • Brittany Heyne
  • David D. Hickey
  • Hilton Sales Worldwide
  • Alex Hohmann
  • Robert Hoiser
  • Holman Enterprises
  • Chris Hook
  • William Horn, MD
  • Louis L. Horton
  • Allan Horwitz and Linda Harley
  • Cathy Hossack and David Rosenthal
  • Patricia Hu, Ryan and Roderick Lee
  • Maggie Fabrizio and Joseph Hughes, PhD
  • Rod A. Humerickhouse, MD, PhD1
  • James Hutchinson
  • Wen-Jen Hwu, MD, PhD1, 3, 13
  • Hydrocephalus Association
  • I.U.E.C. Local 5
  • Intech Construction
  • Irving S. &Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation, Inc.
  • IUPAT District Council 21
  • Daniel Iwamaye
  • Stephanie Jack
  • Jack Duggans PHC, Inc.
  • Jackson White
  • Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR1, 2, 3, 4, 13
  • Simone S. Jeffers6
  • Larry Jenkins
  • Jennings Sigmond, P.C.
  • Steven Johnsen, PhD1
  • Peter A. Jones, DSc, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Carl H. June, MD, FAACR1, 2, 4
  • JVN Communications, Inc.
  • Steven B. Kanner, PhD1
  • Judith E. Karp, MD1
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Suresh Katakkar
  • Luna Kaufman
  • Judith S. Kaur, MD1, 13
  • Amy Kavanaugh
  • Michael Kelley
  • Kelly Golat Melanoma Research &Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph Kestenbaum
  • Sara Kijak
  • Erica King
  • Janet Klein
  • Robert Klepacki
  • Christopher Knight
  • Nancy E. Kohl, PhD1, 8
  • Colleen Kohm
  • Richard D. Kolodner, PhD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Crystal Kraft6
  • Sandy and Bernie Krouse
  • Leila Kulaib
  • Michelle Joy Kuner
  • Deborah Kusaka
  • Jack Kutney
  • Laborers’ Local Union 57
  • Ellen Lacy
  • Lee Lai
  • Luke K.T. Lam, PhD1, 8
  • Curt Lampe
  • Ronald Laskodi
  • Lauren’s Legacy
  • Kristin Lawhorne
  • Michelle Le Beau, PhD1, 13
  • Keith Leaphart
  • Kelley Lear
  • Holly LeBihan
  • Leslie LeCount
  • Nancy and Chris Lee
  • Elizabeth and John Leonard, PhD1, 3, 8, 12
  • Krista Lesnewich
  • Maggie Levicoff
  • Matteo Levisetti, MD1
  • Tiffany Lewis
  • Carol and Rafael Lissack
  • Dalia Littman
  • Edison T. Liu, MD1, 2, 13
  • Michele Loeper
  • Eileen Loftus 6
  • Elisa Logush
  • Francesca LoPresti
  • Robert Loughrin
  • Jennifer Low, MD, PhD1, 13
  • Casey Luddy
  • Jackie Lutz
  • Nicole and Gary H. Lyman, PhD1, 8
  • M. Gitlin Co. Inc
  • Sarah Mallon Happy
  • Drew Manalo-LaManna
  • Daneen Marchiano
  • Elaine R. Mardis, PhD1, 2
  • Joshua Marley
  • Lawrence J. Marnett, DPhil1, 8
  • Mass Mutual - Greater Philadelphia
  • Katelyn Masse
  • James Maxwell
  • Jordan McBride
  • Dan McCallum
  • George McCourt
  • Renee McCully
  • David B. McFadden, MS1
  • Shane McFadden
  • Brad and Maura McIlvain
  • James Mckeone
  • McKesson
  • Mary Nelle McLennan
  • Rodney A. McLeod, Jr.
  • Emily McQueen
  • Mechanical Trades Council of Delaware Valley
  • Nancy and Greg Melara
  • Jaclyn Mele
  • Merck Foundation
  • Mes, Inc
  • Helen Metcalf, PhD
  • Susan Meurling
  • Michael L. Meyers, MD, PhD1, 13
  • Millennium 3 Management, Inc.
  • Emily Miller
  • David Minor
  • Vernetta J. Mitchell6, 10 and Steve Cholewiak
  • MJA Group, LLC
  • Timothy A. Moore
  • John Wahl and Harriet Morgan
  • Brooke Morgan
  • Michelle Morgan
  • Chase Morgan
  • Loraine Ballard Morrill
  • Michael Mountain
  • Magdalena Mozga
  • Jennifer Murphy
  • Caterina Musetti
  • National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
  • Benjamin G. Neel, PhD, MD1, 8
  • Joyce Neff
  • Newman & Co.
  • Mark and Beth Nicholas
  • Darby Nickless
  • Nina Becka Ewing’s Sarcoma Foundation
  • Kevin Noonan, PhD1, 8
  • Nancy Ann Nye-Grindey
  • Ellen C. O’Connell
  • Maureen O’Connor
  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Karen Olsen6
  • Emily O’Malley
  • Martha Darling and Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1, 9, 13
  • C. Kent Osborne, MD1, 8
  • Karina Ostien
  • Tiffany Palenscar
  • David R. Parkinson, MD1, 8
  • John Pasquarella
  • Luciano Passador, PhD1
  • Salvatore Patti
  • Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
  • Nancy and Robert Perry
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Ken Pheasey
  • Philadelphia Runner
  • PHL Life Sciences
  • William Pizor
  • The NC Pomrehn Family
  • Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, LLP
  • Yashodhar Punati
  • Susan and Kanti Rai, MBBS, MD1
  • Emma Rando
  • Gerald Regni, Jr.
  • Mark Reid
  • Lauren Reiss
  • Elizabeth Reenie
  • Research!America
  • Antoni Ribas, PhD, MD1, 2, 13
  • Sarah Ribner
  • Hector Rivera
  • Claire Rock
  • Russell Rockwell
  • Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, PhD1
  • Ben Roessle
  • Robert Rogers
  • Craig Rogerson
  • Harvey Rose
  • Michael and Gail Rosen
  • Nicole Rothberg
  • Warren C. and Joy K. Rouse Family Gift Trust
  • Mary Lynne and Raymond Ruddon, MD, PhD (hc)1, 8
  • Bruce Ruggeri, PhD1, 8
  • Anil K. Rustgi, MD1, 3, 13
  • John Ryland
  • Daniel Sack
  • Michele and Howard Sands, PhD1, 8
  • Brian Santangelo
  • Charles Santangelo
  • Ron Scalzo
  • Robert Schamis
  • Kevin Schneider
  • Mark Schoneveld
  • Christian Schramm
  • Lauren Schwartz
  • Marilyn and Alan Schwedel
  • Anna Scott Bell
  • Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD1, 8
  • Becky Scull
  • Melvin R. Seligsohn
  • Carla Setzler
  • Prerak And Salina Shah
  • Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1, 8, 9
  • CCS Associates, Inc.1, 13
  • Linda and Robert Silverberg
  • Sheila and Edward Singer, MD
  • Susan and William Sisco
  • Lillian L. Siu, MD1, 2, 13
  • Lisa Sklar
  • Josalyn Slavonic
  • Amelia Snow
  • Martha Snyder
  • Taylor Soltys
  • Ryan Spack
  • Jim Speer
  • Joe and Belinda Spina
  • Alexis Sprecher
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • John St.Omer
  • Stanbridge Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable/Eric Stanbridge, PhD1, 8
  • Samantha Starke
  • Elizabeth Steele
  • John Stevens, MD1, 8
  • Cathy and Mike Stewart, MBA6
  • Paul Stierer
  • Sheri and Mitch Stoller6
  • Li-Kuo Su, PhD1, 13
  • Mark Sullivan
  • Debra DeGrazia and Dr. William Sun
  • Howard Teicher
  • The Edwin D. Hill Charitable Trust
  • The Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Josie Tomaino
  • Dorothea Touris
  • Kevin Tran
  • Transportation Management Services
  • Danielle Triplett6
  • Melissa Tucci
  • Turn Key Events, LLC
  • David Tuveson, PhD, MD1, 2, 13
  • United Way California Capital Region
  • United Way of Central New Mexico
  • United Way of San Diego County
  • Unity Electric LLC
  • University of Kansas Cancer Center
  • Angela Urban
  • Chris and Dominic Vallone
  • Gia Vecchio
  • Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD1
  • Barbara Parker-Wahl, MD and Geoffrey Wahl, PhD, FAACR1, 3, 4, 8
  • Thomas Walsh
  • Emily Wards
  • Jannet L. Preti and Sheryl A. Warner
  • Rowan Watson
  • Dan Weber
  • Louis M. Weiner, MD1, 8
  • Janna and Brent Weinerman
  • Ellen Vicky Weisberg
  • The Weller Family
  • Wells Fargo
  • Vanessa Wheeler
  • Donald Corey Williams
  • Yvonne Winig and David Silverstein Esq.
  • Maureen Winigrad
  • Debra Winter
  • Owen N. Witte, MD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Peter and Claire Wolf
  • Michael Wortley
  • Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski, PhD1
  • DeeAnn Yabusaki, MA1
  • Levent Yarar
  • Robert C. Young, MD1, 8
  • Dr. Stuart H. and Eleanor H. Yuspa Charitable Fund1, 8
  • Zavino
  • Renee Zengel-Moore
  • Bruce Zetter, PhD1, 13
  • Lisbeth Zimmerman

AACR Foundation Giving Societies

1907 AACR Founders Society
AACR Foundation donors whose cumulative (lifetime) giving exceeds $1,000,000.

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Aflac7
  • Amgen, Inc.7
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca7
  • Avon Foundation for Women
  • Bayer7
  • Boehringer Ingelheim7
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb7
  • Celgene Corporation7
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Genentech, a member of The Roche Group7
  • GlaxoSmithKline7
  • Incyte Corporation7
  • Janssen Research & Development, LLC7
  • Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation
  • Kure It Cancer Research
  • Lilly Oncology7
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation7
  • Novartis7
  • Ortho Biotech, Inc.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Pfizer Oncology7
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • SANOFI GENZYME7
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Takeda Oncology7

The Medaled Society
AACR Foundation donors whose cumulative (lifetime) giving totals $50,000 to $999,999

  • Platinum: Cumulative gifts of $500,000 to $999,999
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Anonymous in Honor of Dharma Master Jiantai
  • Barletta Foundation
  • Debbie’s Dream Foundation
  • Eisai Co., Ltd.7
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.7
  • ITO EN, Ltd.
  • National Foundation for Cancer Research
  • OSI Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • Pezcoller Foundation
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Gold: Cumulative gifts of $250,000 to $499,999
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • W.E. Bosarge, Jr., PhD
  • Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR1, 3, 4
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MD, FAACR*1, 4, 9
  • John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
  • National Brain Tumor Society
  • NeoPharm, Inc.
  • Ocular Melanoma Foundation
  • Pharmacyclics, LLC7
  • Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund
  • Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
  • Rosenthal Family Foundation
  • Schering-Plough Corp.
  • SuperGen, Inc.
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.7
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
  • Theradex Oncology7
  • Irving Weinstein Foundation
  • Silver: Cumulative gifts of $100,000 - $249,999
  • A*STAR
  • Affymetrix, Inc.
  • American Cancer Society
  • AntiCancer, Inc.
  • Ash Stevens/Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Astex Pharmaceuticals7
  • Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Berlex Biosciences
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Chiron Corporation
  • Suk Rai Cho
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • IBEW Local Union 98
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Kohlberg Foundation
  • Loxo Oncology
  • Lustgarten Foundation
  • The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Novocure
  • William H. Prusoff Foundation
  • Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
  • Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences
  • Searle
  • Seattle Genetics
  • George Sehl, DO
  • Servier
  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Ellen V. Sigal, PhD1, 3
  • Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1, 4
  • The QuadW Foundation and the QuadW Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Bronze: Cumulative gifts of $50,000 to $99,999
  • Abbott Fund
  • Abraxis BioScience, Inc.
  • American Society of Hematology
  • AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • BD
  • Biogen
  • BTG International, Inc.
  • Clovis Oncology, Inc.
  • Constellation Wines U.S.
  • EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Exelixis, Inc.
  • Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)1, 3, 8
  • Friends of Cancer Research
  • Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Get Your Rear In Gear Philadelphia, supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition
  • Independent Charities of America
  • Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1, 3, 4
  • Sarah and Daniel J. Keating, III
  • Prakash M. Kinthada, PhD
  • Irene D. Pritzker
  • Kirin Brewery Co. Ltd.
  • Maverick Capital
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
  • Michael’s Mission
  • Miltenyi Biotec
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York Community Trust
  • Pharmion Corp.
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • SLACK Incorporated
  • Wilfred Sloane Foundation
  • 1 - AACR Member
  • 2 - AACR Board of Directors
  • 3 - AACR Foundation Trustee
  • 4 - AACR Fellow
  • 5 - 50 year-plus AACR Member
  • 6 - AACR Staff Member
  • 7 - AACR Sustaining Member
  • 8 - 25-49 year AACR Member
  • 9 - Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society
  • 10 - Sustaining Hope/Monthly Giving Club
  • 11 - The 1907 AACR Founders Society
  • 12 - The Medaled Society
  • 13 - 15-24 year AACR Member
  • 14 - Trustee Emeritus
  • * - Deceased

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*
  • Apollo Hospital Systems
  • Beverly3and Stuart Aisenbrey
  • Floyd F. Allen*
  • Charles Herman Armstrong*
  • Thomas J. Bardos, PhD*1
  • Dorothy Bartholomew*
  • Estate of Charles Bath*
  • Janel Becker*
  • June Biedler,PhD*1
  • The Bosarge Family Foundation
  • Estate of Eileen C. Brown*
  • Joseph H. Burchenal, MD*
  • Jennie M. Commisa*
  • Duk Young Cho
  • Hugh J. Creech, PhD*1
  • Mary Jean Dresie*
  • Constance Dufour*
  • Jeannette C. Ford*
  • Estate of Helen Greenberg*
  • Leslie I. Gold, PhD1, 8
  • Jean M. Gudas*1, 8
  • Iva Pauline Hancock*
  • Gloria W. Heath*
  • Hanwha Holdings (USA) Inc.
  • James F. Holland*1, 2, 4, 5
  • Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong*, MD1, 4
  • Burton Hong and Audrey Cheng
  • Funan Hsu*
  • Hyosung USA, Inc.
  • Lee J. and Eleonore H. Hymel Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Henrietta Kellems*
  • Vera M. Kirkland*
  • Barbara Kirsh
  • George A. Koberstein*
  • Eleanor Kress3
  • Kun-Hee Lee
  • Lester Family Foundation
  • Daisy Lundsten*
  • William L. Maness*
  • Heidi and Gary Miller, MD, PhD*1
  • Edwin Mirand, DSc, PhD*1, 5
  • Evelyn L. Mulligan*
  • Marion A. Nichol*
  • William Noble
  • Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1 and Martha A. Darling
  • John Oxendine, MBA3
  • The Park Foundation
  • Arnold E. Reif, DSc1, 5
  • Dorothy E. Rose*
  • Calista I. Salmon*
  • Arthur B. Schaefer*
  • Henry William Schkade, Jr
  • Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1, 8
  • Gladys M. Sinicrope*
  • Rose A. Sinkin*
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation
  • Gerda Sitko*
  • Clara Joann Smith*
  • Chester Stock, PhD*1
  • Eleanor Tepfer*
  • Charles Troester*
  • Joseph J. Vita*
  • Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1, 4, 8
  • Estelle Wals*
  • Betty Jean Warner*
  • Rosemary Weiss*
  • Lavetta D. Wimmer*
  • 1 - AACR Member
  • 2 - AACR Board of Directors
  • 3 - AACR Foundation Trustee
  • 4 - AACR Fellow
  • 5 - 50 year-plus AACR Member
  • 6 - AACR Staff Member
  • 7 - AACR Sustaining Member
  • 8 - 25-49 year AACR Member
  • * - Deceased

AACR Sustaining Membership

The AACR Sustaining Membership Program is a support mechanism that engages industry partners in the AACR’s mission-based activities year-round.

  • Leadership: $100, 000
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Healthcare, LLC
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Novocure
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Takeda Oncology, Inc.
  • Strategic: $70, 000
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Pharmacyclics, LLC
  • Major: $40, 000
  • Astex Pharmaceuticals
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Fondazione Pezcoller
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Janssen Research & Development, LLC
  • Lilly Oncology
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • SANOFI GENZYME
  • Servier Laboratories
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • Theradex Oncology, Inc.
  • Associate
  • Asana Biosciences