Established in 1991, the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception, nearly $400 million has been contributed to benefit Roswell Park's research, education and patient care programs.
To maximize dollars available for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most promising lifesaving research, treatment and prevention programs, while supporting the psychosocial needs of patients and families touched by cancer. Fundraising events and initiatives are carried out through a partnership between committed Roswell Park Alliance volunteers and Foundation staff.
Priority Funding Areas
- Scientific research seed funding for projects showing the greatest potential to save lives
- State-of-the-art medical/scientific technology and shared resources
- Capital support for Institute-wide building, clinic and center growth
- Quality-of-life programs benefiting patients and families
Deciding How Donor Dollars Are Spent
- Roswell Park’s Scientific Advisory Committee — comprising clinicians, scientists and administrative managers — meets twice annually to award grants through a competitive application and review process.
- Quality-of-life grants are determined by a committee made up of those closest to Roswell’s patients – nurses, physicians and representatives from other patient care and support areas.
The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation ensures that every donation is put to the best possible use, and has been recognized numerous times for those efforts:
- Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has given the Alliance Foundation a four-star rating — the highest possible — for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “This exceptional designation differentiates the Alliance Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust,” said Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator and CEO.
- The Alliance Foundation was the inaugural winner of the Better Business Bureau Foundation’s Torch Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The award commends the Alliance Foundation for its excellence in five key areas — its commitment to mission, management practices, donor relations, awareness and reputation.
To Contact Us
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-4444 / Fax: 716-845-1478
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View Our Financial Statements
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- 2017-2018 Annual Report
- 2016-2017 Annual Report
- 2015-2016 Annual Report
- 2014-2015 Annual Report
- 2013-2014 Annual Report
- IRS Form 990
- Audited Financial Statements
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Trustees
Scott Bieler, Vice Chair
Melissa Garman Baumgart, Treasurer
Anne D. Gioia, Secretary
Donna M. Gioia
Pamela R. Jacobs
Patrick P. Lee
Jim Newman, Chair
Lee C. Wortham, Chair Emeritus
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Staff
Cindy Eller, Vice President for Development & Executive Director
Tammy Lightcap, Senior Director of Finance & Operations
Kimberly David, Executive Assistant
Michelle Ostrander, Director, Development Marketing & Communications
Special Events & Corporate Partnership
Jennifer Hickok, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Board Relations
Bryan Sidorowicz, Director of Event Logistics
Andrea Gregory, Director of Special Event Fundraising
Major Gifts & Hospitality
Kim Guido, Director of Individual Gifts and Donor Stewardship
Betsy Ferguson, Planned Giving Manager
Tracy Brunton, Major Gifts Officer
Jenine Trzewieczynski, Major Gifts Officer
Chris Wesley, Director of Volunteer Services