Our Donors

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 2018:

Pillars of Science


​AstraZeneca 7,11
​Janssen Research & Development, LLC 7,11
​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network11
Stand up to Cancer, a Program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation​11



​Bayer Healthcare, LLC7,11
​Bristol-Myers Squibb7,11
​Estate of Gerda Sitko9
​Genentech, Inc.7,11
​​​​Incyte Corporation7,11
​Lilly Oncology7,11
​Merck & Co., Inc.7,11



Boehringer Ingelheim7,11
​Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR1,3,4,5,12
​Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer12
​Gilead Sciences, Inc.7,12
​The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research12
​Novocure, Inc.12
​Pfizer Oncology7,11
​Takeda Oncology, Inc.7,11


​Amgen, Inc.7,11
​Celgene Corporation7,11
​Sarah and Daniel J. Keating III
​Lustgarten Foundation12
​Pezcoller Foundation7,12
​Susan G. Komen11


​American Society for Radiation Oncology
​Conquer Cancer Foundation12
​Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
​Loxo Oncology
​Ocular Melanoma Foundation12
​Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund12
​Sanofi Oncology7,11
​Taiho Oncology7,12
​TESARO, Inc.12
​The WWWW Foundation Inc. and The Sarcoma Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas12
​Theradex Oncology7,12


​Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD and James P. Allison, PhD, FAACR 1,4,13
​Alzheimer's Association
​American Brain Tumor Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
​James S.C. Chao
​Clayman Family Foundation
Burton Hong and Audrey Cheng​
​Irving Weinstein Foundation12
​Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
​Seattle Genetics12
​The Linus Group
​Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1,4,8,9,12


​American Association of Colleges of Nursing
​William J. Blot, PhD1,8
​Bonnie and Thomas H. Brown II
Nate, Jake, and Lulu Cohen
​Stephen D'Angelo
​Dietz & Watson, Inc.
Cathy Fraser3
​Wayne Griswold
​Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
​Wen-Jen Hwu, MD, PhD1,3,13
​Independence Blue Cross
​John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation12
​Kidney Cancer Association
​Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
​Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
​Prostate Cancer Foundation12
​Victoria M. Richon, PhD1,8
​Società Italiana di Cancerologia
​TD Bank
United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey​


​Dana T. Aftab, PhD1,8
Elizabeth H. Blackburn,PhD1,4,13,14
Burberry Americas
Columbia University Medical Center
Friends of the AACR Foundation
Beverly Fassler Goldberg and Daniel Goldberg, DDS
Jenny Price and Tony Hunter, PhD1,4
Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program
​Thomas H. Keating
​KPMG Community Giving Campaign
​Thomas J. Lynch, MD1,8
​Connie McAllister
​Rodney A. McLeod, Jr.
​Newmark and Company Real Estate Inc.
​The Novick Group
​William Pao, MD, PhD1
​Elizabeth T. Peabody
​Mace L. Rothenberg, MD1,8
​Stephen and Anne Rubin1
Michael Sitzer
​Society for Neuroscience9
​The Wawa Foundation

Honor Roll

Aetna Foundation
Kelley Lear
Gracita AlfecheLeslie LeCount
Karen H. Antman, MD1,8
Jenifer AntonacciMaggie Levicoff
​Association of American Cancer InstitutesMatteo Levisetti, MD1
​Sunil S. Badve, MBBS, MD1Tiffany Lewis
​Hamid Band, MD, PhD1Elisa Logush​
​Doreine Carson Beck and William T. Beck, PhD1,8​Robert Loughrin
​Joseph R. Bertino, MD, FAACR1,4,5Lawrence Marnett1,8
​Michael Beveridge6​George McCourt
​Biophysical SocietyRenee McCully​
​Deanna BorrelliJeanne McGuinness​
​California Life Sciences Association​McKesson
​Capital Region Boces Health Careers StudentsMary Nelle McLennan​
​Kelly Capizzi​Emily McQueen
​Allan Caplan​Merck Foundation
​Michael A. Carducci, MD1,8​​Michael L. Meyers, MD, PhD1
​Christopher CastelloEmily Miller
​Charity Gift Certificates​Timothy A. Moore
​Brian ChristopherJohn Wahl and Harriet Morgan​
​Brian Clark​Michael Mountain
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center​Jennifer Murphy
​Commonwealth of Virginia CampaignNational Alliance for Eye and Vision Research​
​Alyssa CostasThe NC Pomrehn Family​
​George Demetri, MD1,8​Mark and Beth Nicholas
​Brigit Dijkhoff​Darby Nickless
​Paul Driscoll6Nina Becka Ewing's Sarcoma Foundation​
​Sean EnderleinKevin Noonan, PhD1,8
​Aubrey FarmerNancy Nye-Grindey​
​Meredith FayEllen C. O'Connell​
​Cheryl S. FejesMaureen O'Connor​
​Jack FergusonOlufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FAACR1,4,8
​Scott Z. Fields, MD1​Karina Ostien
​Robert Figlin, MD, FACP1,8
​Olivera J. Finn, PhD1,8​Luciano Passador, PhD1
​Freehouse Fitness Studio​Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
​Matthew Funk10​Susan and Kanti Rai, MBBS,MD
​Myles Brown, MD1 and Judy E. Garber, MD, MHP, FAACR1,3,4,8Russell Rockwell​
​Ed GieselmanNicole Rothberg​
​Tona M. Gilmer, PhD1,8Row Zone Indoor Rowing & Fitness Studio​
​Hannah Gilmore​Robert Schamis
Leslie Gold, PhD1,9​Kevin Schneider
​Sonia Gonzalez Keithley​Jack and Cyndi Secrist1,8
​Emily GoodwinRyan Seilus​
Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1,8,9
​Marilyn B. Hirsch and Gary B. Gordon, MD, PhD1,8Prerak and Salina Shah​
​Jack GormanRyan Spack​
​Dhanushka GunasekeraJim Speer​
​Radhika Gunasekera​St. Baldrick's Foundation
​Patricia and John Hamer​John St. Omer
​Kevin Heck​Samantha Starke
Lee J. Helman, MD1,8​Elizabeth Steele
David D. Hickey​​Susan G. Komen Philadelphia
Chris Hook​​Howard Teicher
​​Louis L. Horton​Lora Thomas
Patricia Hu, Ryan and Roderick LeeKevin Tran​
​Simone S. Jeffers6​Melissa Tucci
​Stephanie and Michael Jeitner​Laura Tyson, PhD
Larry Jenkins​University of Kansas Cancer Center​
​Steve Johnsen1​Cathi Weatherly-Jones
V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1,3,4,8,12​Amy Wesa,PhD1
​Carl June, MD, FAACR1,2,4Vanessa Wheeler​
​Judith E. Karp, MD1​Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski, PhD1
​Luna Kaufman​DeeAnn Yabusaki1
​​Judith S. Kaur, MD1,13Li Yan, MD1
Sara Kijak​Robert C. Young, MD1,8
​Janet Klein1​Dr. Stuart H. and Eleanor H. Yuspa Charitable Fund
Lauren's Legacy​Bruce Zetter, PhD1
​Lisbeth Zimmerman


AACR Foundation Giving Societies


AACR Foundation Donors Whose Cumulative (Lifetime) Giving Exceeds $1,000,000

​AflacJohnson & Johnson External Innovation7
​Amgen, Inc.7​Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation
​Astellas Pharma US, Inc.Kure It Cancer Research​
​AstraZeneca7Lilly Oncology​7
​Avon Foundation for Women​Merck
​Bayer7 ​Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation7
​Boehringer Ingelheim7 ​Novartis7
​Breast Cancer Research Foundation​Ortho Biotech, Inc.
​Bristol-Myers Squibb7​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
​Celgene Corporation7​Pfizer Oncology7
​Entertainment Industry Foundation​Prevent Cancer Foundation
Genentech, Inc.7​Sanofi Oncology7
GlaxoSmithKline7​Susan G. Komen
Incyte Corporation7​Takeda Oncology7


AACR Foundation Donors Whose Cumulative (Lifetime) Giving Totals $50,000 to $999,999

Platinum: Gifts of $500,000 to $999,999

​Abbott Laboratories​Gilead Sciences, Inc.7
​AbbVie, Inc.​ITO EN, Ltd.
​Anonymous in Honor of Dharma Master Jiantai​National Foundation for Cancer Research
​Barletta Foundation​OSI Pharmaceuticals, LLC
​Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer​Pezcoller Foundation
​Eisai, Inc.7

Gold: Gifts of $250,000 to $499,999

​Agilent Technologies, Inc.​Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund
​American Society of Clinical Oncology​Rosenthal Family Foundation
​W.E. Bosarge, Jr., PhD​SuperGen, Inc.
​Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR1,3,4​Taiho Oncology7
​Fight Colorectal Cancer​Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
​Genzyme Corporation​Theradex Systems7
​Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MD, FAACR1,4,9​Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
​National Brain Tumor Society​Irving Weinstein Foundation
​NeoPharm, Inc.

 Silver: Gifts of $100,000 to $249,999

​A*STAR​John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
​Affymetrix, Inc.​Kohlberg Foundation
​American Cancer Society​Lustgarten Foundation
​AntiCancer, Inc.Marsha ​Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
Ash Stevens​​National Cancer Institute
Astex Pharmaceuticals7Novocure, Inc.
​Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.​​Ocular Melanoma Foundation
​Berlex Biosciences Pharmacyclics7
Cancer Research Institute​William H. Prusoff Foundation
​Cardinal Health Foundation​Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences​
​Charles River Laboratories, Inc.​Searle
Chiron Corporation​​Seattle Genetics
Suk Rai Cho​George Sehl, DO​
​Conquer Cancer FoundationServier
​Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.​​Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
​Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLCEllen V. Sigal, PhD1,3
​Illumina, Inc.
​​The WWWW Foundation Inc. and The Sarcoma Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas

  Bronze: Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

Abbott Fund​V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1,3,4
​Abraxis BioScience, Inc.​Sarah and Daniel J. Keating III
​American Society of Hematology​Prakash M. Kinthada, PhD
​AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Kirin Brewery Co.​
​BD​Maverick Capital
​BiogenMerrimack Pharmaceuticals​
​BTG International, Inc.Michael's Mission​​
​Clovis Oncology, Inc.National Institutes of Health​
​Constellation Wines U.S.New York Community Trust
​EMD Serono, Inc.​Pharmion Corp.
Exelixis, Inc. Irene D. Pritzker​
​Friends of Cancer ResearchProstate Cancer Foundation​
​Gerson Lehrman Group​Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
​Get Your Rear In Gear Philadelphia, supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition​SLACK Incorporated
​Independent Charities of AmericaWilfred Sloane Foundation​
​Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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* ​George A. Koberstein*
​Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3​Eleanor Kress3
​Floyd F. Allen*​Kun-Hee Lee
​Apollo Hospital Systems​Lester Family Foundation
​Charles Herman Armstrong*​Daisy Lundsten*
Thomas J. Bardos, PhD*1​William L. Maness*
​Dorothy Bartholomew​Heidi and Gary Miller, MD, PhD*1
Estate of Charles Bath*Edwin Mirand, DSc, PhD*1
Janel Becker*Evelyn L. Mulligan*
​June Biedler*1Marion A. Nicol*​
Bosarge Family FoundationWilliam Noble
Estate of Eileen C. Brown*Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD1and Martha A. Darling
​Joseph H. Burchenal, MD*John E. Oxendine, MBA3
​Duk Young ChoThe Park Foundation​
​​​Michael J. ChusmirArnold E. Reif, DSc*1
​​​Jennie M. Commisa*Dorothy E. Rose*
​​Hugh J. Creech, PhD*1 Calista I. Salmon*​​
​​Mary Jean Dresie* Arthur B. Schaefer*​​​
​​​Constance Dufour*H.W. Schkade, Jr.
​​​Jeannette C. Ford* Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1
Estate of Helen Greenberg*​​​Sidney Kimmel Foundation​
​Leslie I. Gold, PhD1​Gladys M. Sinicrope*​
Jean M. Gudas*1,8Rose A. Sinkin*​
Iva Pauline Hancock*Gerda Sitko*
Hanwha Holdings (USA) Inc.Clara Joann Smith*
Gloria W. HeathChester Stock, PhD*1
Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MD1,4​Eleanor Tepfer*
​​Funan Hsu*Charles Troester*
Hyosung USA, Inc.Joseph J. Vita*
​Lee J. and Eleonore H. Hymel Charitable Remainder TrustDaniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1,4,8​​
​​Henrietta Kellems*Betty Jean Warner*​​
​Vera M. Kirkland*​​Rosemary Weiss*
​Barbara Kirsh​​Lavetta 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
11 - The 1907 AACR Founders Society
12 - The Medaled Society
* - Deceased

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