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 2017:

Pillars of Science

​Visionaries ($1 million-plus)

​Amgen, Inc.7,11
​AstraZeneca 7,11
​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network11
Stand up to Cancer, a Program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation​11


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

​Bayer Healthcare, LLC7
​Genentech BioOncology7
​​​​Incyte Corporation7
​Lilly Oncology7
​Merck & Co., Inc.7


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

​Breast Cancer Research Foundation
​Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology7
​Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
​Janssen Oncology7
​Neurodendocrine Tumor Research Foundation
​Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation7
​Susan G. Komen
​Takeda Oncology, Inc.7
​Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

President's Circle 

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

​Astellas Pharma US
​Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.7
​Celgene Corporation7
​Gilead Sciences7
​Kure It Cancer Research
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
​Virginia and Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, FAACR1,3,4,5,12

Catalysts ($50,000 - $99,999)

​Clovis Oncology, Inc.
​Colorectal Cancer Alliance
​Eisai, Inc.7
​Exelixis, Inc.
​John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
​Pharmacyclics, Inc.7
​Puma Technology, Inc.
​Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
​Seattle Genetics
​Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.7

Communicators ($25,000 - $49,999)

​​Asana BioScience, LLC7
​Astex Pharmaceuticals7
​Cancer Research Institute
​Estate of Helen Greenberg9
Kite Pharma, Inc.
​Miltenyi Biotec
​Ocular Melanoma Foundation
Pezcoller Foundation7
​Piramal Pharma Solutions
​Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund
​Theradex Systems, Inc.7
​WWWW Foundation

Leadership Circle

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

​Alzheimer's Association​Jonathan Falik
​American Brain Tumor Association​Kathy and Jack Donnelly
​American Cancer Society​Lisa and Stephen Ryan3
​Association of American Medical CollegesLoxo Oncology
​Brian D. HenryLudwig Cancer Research
​Charles L. Sawyers, MD1,3,4Mihwa and Waun Ki Hong, MD, FAACR1,4,8,12
​Charles Marks and Gladys Monroy3​OmniSeq, LLC
​Clayman Family FoundationOvarcome
Ed and Jacqueline Gieselman​Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
​Endodontic Specialists​Pate and William Mears3
​Estate of Eileen C. Brown9​Pyramid Hotel Group
​Estate of William Maness9​Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
​Fox Chase Cancer Center​Sally J. Bellet, Esq.
​Friends of Cancer Research​Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
​Genomic Health​The Cozen O'Connor Foundation, Inc.
Get Your Rear in Gear Philadelphia​The Irving Weinstein Foundation
​IBEW Local Union 98​The Linus Group
​​IBM Corporation​The Margaret Foti Foundation
​Impact Journals, LLC​United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
​James V. Buzzitta, MD3​V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1,3,4,8,12
​​John E. Oxendine, MBA3​Veronica and John Parker
​John S. Cargile, MD​William H. Prusoff Foundation

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

​AACR Philadelphia MarathonMali and Eitan Gertel
Abbonizio ContractorsMarcy and Greg Carlin
American Heart AssociationMargaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)1,3,8,12
American Society for Radiation OncologyMichael Caligiuri, MD1,2,8
America's CharitiesMoffitt Cancer Center
Angel and Jerome DiPentino​National Glass & Metal Co., Inc.
Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1,4,8,12Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Anne and Stephen Rubin, MD1

Prostate Cancer Foundation
​BD Co.​​Richard A. Heyman, PhD1,3 
​Bio-Techne​Robert Bruce Church
​Cathy Fraser3​Rodney A. McLeod, Jr.
​Cecilie and Eugene Block​Rodney H. and Judy E. Margolis
​Citi Private Bank​Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation
​Coalition for the Life Sciences​Sheri and Mitch Stoller6
​Conner Strong & Buckelew CompaniesSocietà Italiana di Cancerologia
​Debbie and Rick Stamm​Sofie and Christopher Dolan
​Eleanor D. Kress3,9​Stuart and Beverly Aisenbrey3,9
​Estate of Charles Bath9​SugarHouse Casino
​Estate of Henrietta L. Kellems9​Susan Band Horwitz, PhD1,4,8
​Eva and Ivan Horak, MD1,8​TD Bank
​Foxwoods Resort Casino​Temple Health
​Ilene B. Hatoff​The Benevity Community Impact Fund
​Kicking the S Out of Cancer​The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
​KMS Development Partners, LP​The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
​Lee J. and Eleonore H. Hymel Charitable Remainder Trust9​United Way of Central Maryland

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

​Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.L.F. Driscoll Company
​Alan Ashworth, PhD1,2
​Laura K. Shawver, PhD1,8
Alicia Dupree​Lianne Asbury
​Asian Fund for Cancer Research​Mace L. Rothenberg, MD1,8
​Beverly Fassler Goldberg and Daniel Goldberg, DDS​Marlene and Laurence J. Marton, MD1,3,8
​Carol and Rafael Lissack​Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FAACR1,2,3,4,8 and Thomas W. Kensler, PhD
​Charles River Laboratories, Inc.​Nate, Jake, and Lulu Cohen
​Commodore John Barry Division 1 Gloucester County Ancient Order of Hibernians​Patricia Serafin-Chacon
​Dana T. Aftab, PhD1,8​Penelope Sarkioglu
​Dana-Farber Cancer Institute​Scrub Daddy, Inc.
​David T. Marcy​Society for Neuroscience
​Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD1,3,4​Stephen Bright
​Faye Florence3 ​Steven Tess
​Friends of the AACR Foundation​Sujaya Rao
​Gilbane Building Company​The Rachel & Drew Katz Foundation
​Halfpenny Management Company​TN Ward Company
​​Hilda and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD1,3,4,8​United Way of Allegheny County
​Jenny Price and Tony Hunter, PhD1,4​University of New Mexico Cancer Center
​Jim Clayton​Weill Cornell Medical College
Joss Realty Partners​Wen-Jen Hwu, MD, PhD1,3
​Kelly Golat Melanoma Research & Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Honor Roll

Aetna Foundation
Kayla Darnell
​Alicia and Ira BrownKaysi Benefield
Allan Horwitz and Linda HarleyKen Grill Gators Swim Team
​Allan Jones​Kenneth Brumbaugh
​Alliance for Aging ResearchKenneth C. Anderson, MD, PhD (hc)1,4
​Allie Prettyman​Kera Connolly
​AmazonSmile Foundation​Kevin W. Schneider
​Amelia Snow​Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD1
​American Lung Association​Kristin Weller
​American Society of Hematology​LaKeshia Grant
​Amy and Dr. George Goldstein​Laura Goetz, MD1
​AnaMaria Correa​Laura Tyson and Erik Tarloff
​Andre Duffie​Lawrence J. Marnett, DPhil1,8
​Andrea Vresilovic & Matt Broscious​Leo Fabio
​Angeliki Laloudakis​Leslie Dias6
​Anil K. Rustgi, MD1,3​Levaughn Awkard
​Anil Sethi​Li Ding
​Anish Vallabhaneni​Lighting Design Collaborative
​Ann Marie Tirri​Lillian L. Siu, MD1,2
​Anna Tess​Linda Golden
​Anne and Timothy J. Mahoney, III​Linda Marello
​Anne Carlock​Lisa and Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, FAACR1,3,4
​Anne F. Hamilton​Lisbeth Klintrup
​Anne M. Bartnett​Lizbeth and Edward Brunswick
​Anonymous​Loraine Ballard Morrill
​Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD1,2​Lorraine and Angelo Scaricamazza
​Aon Foundation​Louis L. Horton
​ArcelorMittal Matching Gifts Program​Louise and Alan Dabrow
​Arlene and Stephen Cohen​Luciano and Sherry Passador
​Arlene Bobb​Lucille and Dr. Jerry Francesco
​Arnold Lakind​Luis Miguel Flores
​Arthur S. Karafin​Luke K.T. Lam, PhD1,8
​Arvind Sankar​Lundy, Beldecos & Milby, PC
​Association of American Cancer Institutes​Lynn A. Sullivan
​Association of American Universities​Mandi Da Silva
​Ava Nichols​Manifest
​B.E. Tate​Marce and William Leventon
​Bank of America Employee Giving ​Margaret Diebold
​Barbara Lazzarini​Margo and Daniel Polett
​Barbara Parker-Wahl, MD and Geoffrey Wahl, PhD, FAACR1,3,4,8​Maria Pizor
​Barbara Schwartz​Marilyn and Alan Schwedel
​Barbera's Autoland​Marilyn B. Hirsch and Gary B. Gordon, MD, PhD
​Barry Katz​Marketing by TKE
​Barry S. Eaton​Marla and Ken Cutler
​Becky Eller​Martha Darling and Gilbert S.Omenn, MD, PhD1,8
​Beth Karchner​Mary M. Fenkel
​Beverly Asbury​Mary Nelle McLennan
​Beverly Caplan Freeman​Matteo Levisetti
​Biophysical Society​Matthew Funk10
​Bonnie L. Johnson​Mayuri Kealy
​Brett Hannigan​Meaghan Pizzo
​Brian Cade​Medilink RxCare
​Briarcliff Congregational Church Women's Society​Melvin R. Seligsohn
​Brooke Morgan​Merck Foundation
​Bruce Breder​Michael Chambers
​Bruce Zetter, PhD1​Michael Gilbert6
​Bryan R. Johnson​Michael L. Meyers, MD, PhD1
​Bunny and Frank Brodsky​Michael Lyle
​Cardiology Consultants​Michael MacFarland
​Career Institute of Technology​Michael Mattioni
​Carl and Rose Singley​Michael Mountain
​Carl June, MD1,4​Michael Paulmeno
​Carly Alicea​Michael Scott
​Carolina Raven​Michael Sherwin
​Caterina L. Musetti, PhD1​Michael Urban
​Cathy and Mike Stewart, MBA6​Michele and Howard Sands, PhD1,8
​Cathy Hossack and David Rosenthal​Michele Stanley
​Center City Film and Video​Michelle Le Beau, PhD1
​Charles D. Lunsford​Mike and Kathy Beveridge6
​Charles J. Sherr, MD, PhD1,4,8​MotivAction
​Chelle Schane​Movita Johnson
​Chris Allerton​Myles Brown, MD and Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, FAACR1,3,4,8
​Christina Elgart​Nancy and Christopher Lee
​Christine Katt6​Nancy and Greg Melara
​Christopher Antus​Nancy E. Kohl, PhD1
​Christopher Foskett​Natalie Pagano
​Christopher J. O'Donnell, PhD1​National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
​Christopher Tanabe​NC Pomrehn Family
​City of Seattle​Nicole Herman and Tom Donnelly
​CJ Santangelo​Nizana Solognier
​Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, FAACR1,4,8​Oaken Vallicelli
​Classic Cake​Olivera  J. Finn, PhD1,8
​Columbia University​Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD1,4,8
​Comcast Business​Owen N. Witte, MD, FAACR1,4,8
​Cooper Carry, Inc.​Patrice and Mark Aitken
​Craig Rogerson​Patricia Hu, Ryan and Roderick Lee
​Daley Family Foundation​Patricia M. LoRusso, DO1,2,8,10
​Daniel Comer​Patty Smith
​Daniel D'Angelo​Paul Driscoll6
​Daniel Luethje​Paul Stierer
​Danielle Triplett6​Peggy Clem
​Dataprint, Inc.​Penn Medicine Development
​David D. Hickey​Peter A. Jones, DSc, PhD1,4,8
​Dawn Perry​Peter Paoli
​Deb and Tom Dolan​PHL Life Sciences
​Deb Gory​Phyllis and Lawrence Loeb, MD,PhD, FAACR1,4,8
​Debbie and Drew DeSabatino​Pinemar Builders
​Debbie and George Miller​Prerak and Salina Shah
​Debbie Croxton​Produce Marketing Association
​Deborah K. Van Dam​PROFORMA
​Deborah Toppmeyer, MD1,8​Rajant Corporation
​DeeAnn Yabusaki​Ray, Leslie, Ashley,and Devon Kondziela
​Delphine Haudenschild​Renee Cafaro
​Denise Barlow​Research!America
​Dianna Waldroup​Richard Kolodner, PhD1,4
​Donald Corey Williams​Richard Marias, PhD1,2
​Doreine Carson Beck and William T. Beck, PhD1,8​Richard Morgenstern
​Dr. and Mrs. David Naide​Rick Melle
​Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kastan1,4,8​Risa Kornegay
​Dr. Jeffrey Drebin and Dr. Linda Mundy​Robert C. Young, MD1,8
​Drs. Hamid and Vimla Band​Robert Cleary
​Drs. Jared Hossack and Kelly Burkert​Robert Figlin, MD, FACP1,8
​E & D Landscaping​Robert Loughrin
​Eboni Ward​Robert Schamis
​Edward Eimer​Robyn and Scott Greenberg
​Eileen and James Holston​Rochelle and Kenneth Laudenbach, DDS
​Eileen C. Helzner, MD​Rocky and Jerry Heller
​Elaine Mardis, PhD1,2​Rod A. Humerickhouse, MD, PhD1
​Elizabeth Grimm, PhD1,8​Rodger Ferguson
​Elizabeth Jaffee, MD1,2,3​Roger Bucher
​Elizabeth Knox​Romina Llona
​Ellen Forstrom​Ronald Laskodi
​Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD1​Run Against Lung Cancer
​Ellen Vicky Weisberg​Ruth Fortson6
​Emily Carlock​Ryan Duyne
​Emily Coon​Salvatore Catania
​Eric Rubin1​San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
​Erika M. Santoyo​Sande and Hon. Harris Hollin
​Estate of Betty Jean Warner​Sandra and Bernard Krouse
​Ethan Tucker and Ariela Migdal​Sandra and Larry C. McCrae
​Eva and Stephen McKendrick​Sandra and Paul Bomze
​Evan Vosburgh, MD1​Sandra First
​EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases​Sarah and Daniel J. Keating III
​Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology​Scott Z. Fields, MD1
​Gail and Michael Rosen​Sean J. Meyers
​Gail DeLisle​Sean Tomalty
​Gail Mosler Singer and Daniel Singer​Sharon and Tom Parisian
​Gary Dick​Sheila and Edward Singer, MD
​George Demetri, MD1,2,8​Sheri and Jack Lebeau, MD
​Gina M. Mantia-Smaldone, MD1 and Marc Smaldone, MD​Shohaira Da Silva
​Graham Palusky​Silda Wall Spitzer
​Harvey Rose​Sloane Cox
​Heather and Michael Natale​Sophia Stogiannis-Jones and Jay Jones
​Heidi and Gregory Cooke​Spina & Company, LLC
​Hyatt Hotels Corporation​Stacey Baseggio
​Hydrocephalus Association​Stanbridge Family Charitable Fund1,8
​Ian Gibbons​Stephen Diebold
​Ida Moses Goldstein and Isadore Senderoff​Sterling Services, Inc.
​Intech Construction​Strata Company
​Irving S. & Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation, Inc.​Sue Gray
​Isdaner & Company, LLC​Summit Group on behalf of Fiorenza's Food For Friends
​Jack & Cyndi Secrist1,8​Suneetha Gogineni
​Jack Gorman​Sung and William N. Hait, MD, PhD, FAACR1,2,3,4,8
​Jackie Dawaal and Paul Keating ​Surendra Vallabhaneni
​Jacob Macomber​Suresh Katakkar
​Jaimee and Richard Marshall​Susan and Kanti Rai, MBBS,MD
​Jake Much​Susan and Woody Goldberg
​James Hinrichs​Susan and William Sisco
​Jan Almquist​Susan Guba, MD1
​Janet Klein​Susie and Steven Krupnick
​Janna Weinerman, Esq. & Brent Weinerman, DO​Suzanne and Norman Cohn
​Jannet L. Preti and Sheryl Warner​Suzanne Swann
​Jay Denison​Taryn Vanaskie
​Jean Martin​TEK Systems
​Jean Y.J. Wang, PhD1,8​Teresa Birch
​Jean-Richard Chery​Terra Associates, Inc.
​Jennifer Falls​The American Association of Immunologists
​Jennifer Gnerlich, MD1​The American Physiological Society
​Jennifer Preston​The Endocrine Society
​Jeremy Lipshy​Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD1,8
​Jeremy Strauser​Thomas J. Lynch, MD1,8
​Jerome Zufelt​Timothy A. Moore
​Jerry Ginsberg​Tobe Amsterdam
​Jessica Scott​Tona M. Gilmer, PhD1,8
​Jill and Webster Cavenee, PhD1,4,8​Touris & Associates
​Jim Kiley-Zufelt​Tracey Nicolaas
​Joan Rankin Shapiro, MD1,8,9​Traci and Stephen Ernst
​Jodi Lokoff​Tucker Law Group, LLC
​Joel Morrison​United Way of Central New Mexico
​Johanna Descallar​United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
​John Carethers, MD1​United Way of the National Capital Area
​John Irwin​University of Kansas Cancer Center
​John Stevens, MD1,8​Vanguard Charitable
​John Stockman​Veenaben C. Kothari
​John Wahl and Harriet Morgan​Venkitachalam Gopalakrishnan
​Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program​Vernetta Mitchell6,10
​Joni Fearheiley​Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD1
​Joseph E. Cuffari​Victoria M. Richon, PhD1,8
​Joseph R. Bertino, MD1,4,5​Vincent Giordano Corp.
​Joyce Neff​Waldemar Priebe, PhD1,8
​Judith E. Karp, MD1​Walmart Foundation
​Julia Barbour​Walter A. Rolph
​Julia Crowley​Warren C. and Joy K. Rouse Family Gift Trust
​Julia Rauch​Wawa Foundation
​Julie and Bayard Henry​Western High School
​Karen and Eric Frieman​William Flounders
​Karen M. Conicelli​William Horn, MD
​Kate Grass​William Pao, MD, PhD1,8
​Kathleen and Robert Murphy​Yumi Yun
​Katie Hall​Yvonne Winig and David Silverstein, Esq.


AACR Foundation Giving Societies


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

​Aflac​Incyte Corporation7
​Amgen, Inc.7​Janssen Research & Development, LLC7
​Astellas Pharma US, Inc.​Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation
​AstraZeneca7​Kure It Cancer Research
​Avon Foundation for Women​Merck
​Bayer7 ​Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation
​Boehringer Ingelheim7 ​Novartis7
​Breast Cancer Research Foundation​Ortho Biotech, Inc.
​Bristol-Myers Squibb7​Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
​Celgene Corporation7​Pfizer Oncology7
​Lilly Oncology7​Prevent Cancer Foundation
​Entertainment Industry Foundation​Sanofi Oncology7
​Genentech, Inc.7​Susan G. Komen
​GlaxoSmithKline7​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.​Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
​Suk Rai Cho​National Cancer Institute
​Ash Stevens​Ocular Melanoma Foundation
​Astex Pharmaceuticals7​William H. Prusoff Foundation
​Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.​Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences
​Berlex Biosciences​Ellen V. Sigal, PhD1,3
​Cancer Research Institute​George Sehl, DO
​Cardinal Health Foundation​Searle
​Charles River Laboratories, Inc.​Seattle Genetics
​Chiron Corporation​Servier
​Conquer Cancer Foundation​Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
​Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.​Ann L. and Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FAACR1,4
​Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC​The WWWW Foundation Inc. and The Sarcoma Fund of the QuadW Foundation of Communities Foundation of Texas
​Illumina, Inc.

  Bronze: Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

Abbott Fund​Kirin Brewery Co. Ltd.
​Abraxis BioScience, Inc.​Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)1,3,8
​American Society of Hematology​V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, FAACR1,3,4
​AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.​Prakash M. Kinthada, PhD
​BD ​Maverick Capital
​Biogen​Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
​BTG International, Inc.​Michael's Mission
​Clovis Oncology, Inc.​National Institutes of Health
​Constellation Wines U.S.​New York Community Trust
​Exelixis, Inc.​Pharmacyclics7
​EMD Serono, Inc.​Pharmion Corp.
​Friends of Cancer Research​Irene D. Pritzker
​Gerson Lehrman Group​Prostate Cancer Foundation
​Get Your Rear In Gear Philadelphia, supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition​Puma Biotechnology, Inc.
​Independent Charities of America​SLACK Incorporated
​Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center​Wilfred Sloane Foundation

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
11 - The 1907 AACR Founders Society
12 - The Medaled Society
* - Deceased

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