Endowment Funds

Endowment funding is essential to keeping our research and clinical programs moving forward to find cures and save lives. Distributions provide flexible resources for chairholders. These resources allow doctors and scientists to develop and manage their programs and to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Thank you to the following donors for ensuring that the most promising ideas have the opportunity to flourish — and that Roswell Park can continue to attract and retain the brightest minds in the field.

Endowed Funds: $4 million+

  • The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Quality of Life Endowment

Named Endowed Chairs: $2 million+

  • The Garman Family Endowed Chair in Cell Stress Biology (held by Andrei V. Gudkov, PhD, DSc)
  • The Lee Foundation Endowed Chair in Palliative and Supportive Care (held by Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM)

Named Endowed Chairs: $1.5 million+

  • The Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology (held by Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD, FACS)
  • The Lawrence P. and Joan Castellani Family Endowed Chair in Dermatology in honor of Allan R. Oseroff, MD, PhD (held by Oscar Colegio, MD, PhD)
  • The Katherine Anne Gioia Endowed Chair in Cancer Medicine (held by Marc S. Ernstoff, MD)
  • The Hope Ilona Gottlieb Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Translational Research (held by Ellis G. Levine, MD)
  • The Barbara C. and George H. Hyde Endowed Chair in Radiation Medicine (held by Michael R. Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA)
  • The Jacobs Family Endowed Chair in Immunology (held by Kelvin P. Lee, MD)
  • The Waldemar J. Kaminski Endowed Chair in Pediatrics (held by Kara M. Kelly, MD)
  • The M&T Bank Endowed Chair in Cancer Research (held by Thomas B. Tomasi, MD, PhD)
  • The John and Santa Palisano Endowed Chair in Cancer Genetics (held by John HJ. Krolewski, MD, PhD)
  • The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer Prevention (held by Christine Ambrosone, PhD)
  • The Robert, Ann and Lew Wallace Endowed Chair in Translational Research (held by Candace S. Johnson, PhD)

Endowed Funds: $1 million+

  • Courage of Carly Endowed Fund for Pediatric Cancer

Endowed Professorships: $750,000+

  • The Dr. Robert P. Huben Professorship in Urologic Oncology (held by Khurshid Guru, MD)
  • The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology (held by Elizabeth Repasky, PhD)
  • The M. Steven Piver, MD, Endowed Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology (held by Kunle O. Odunsi, MD, PhD)
  • The Rustum Family Endowed Professorship for Molecular Therapeutics and Translational Research (held by Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD)

Endowed Professorships: $500,000+

  • The M. Steven Piver, MD, Endowed Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology (held by Kunle O. Odunsi, MD, PhD)

Endowed Fellowships: $750,000+

  • The Shashikant B. Lele, MD, Endowed Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology

Endowed Fellowships: $500,000+

  • The Rita DeRose Endowed Education Fellowship
  • The Scott & Henderson Endowed Fellowship

Endowed Funds: $500,000+

  • The Joseph and Kathleen Curatolo Endowment for Pediatric Quality of Life Projects
  • The David Jay Dougherty Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Detection & Treatment
  • The Leonard S. LoVullo Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Ovarian Cancer Registry Endowment
  • The Dennis Szefel Jr. Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research
  • The Wegmans Child Life Endowment Fund

Endowed Funds: $250,000+

  • The Babcock Family Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research in memory of Richard Newhall Babcock
  • The Rex E. Ballantine Jr. Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Prevention Program
  • The Catherine Cridler Endowed Fund for Nursing Education
  • The Honorable Dolores Denman Endowed Fund for Gastric Cancer Research
  • The James L. Desiderio Endowed Fund for Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The Friends of Children with Cancer Endowment
  • The Ann and Tracy Hartman Endowment for Cancer Research 
  • The Waldemar J. Kaminski Park Endowment
  • The David, Anne and Scot McLellan Endowment for Pediatric and Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Barbara & Norman Oliver Endowment for Melanoma Research
  • The Pioneer Fund for Biomedical Research (HWI/Roswell Park Collaborative Research)
  • The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Priority Endowed Fund
  • The Margaret Weber Endowment for Pancreatic Research
  • The Wilson & Dorothy VanNorstrand Endowment for Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $100,000+

  • The Association for Research of Childhood Cancer (AROCC) Endowed Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • The Allene Phillips Barans Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Norman Bate Endowment for Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Marie E. Bogner and Maria T. Bogner Endowment for Colon Cancer Awareness and Early Detection
  • The Carl Cammilleri Endowment Fund for Lymphoma Research
  • The Lisa Carbone Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research
  • The Mark and Elizabeth Czarnecki Family Endowed Fund for Head and Neck Cancer Research
  • The Marcia Anastasi DiNardo Endowed Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • The Nicholas A. Dusenberry Endowment Fund for Melanoma Research
  • The William J. Ertel Jr. Endowed Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Fasolino Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • The Shane G. Ferguson, MD, Kids Create Hope Endowed Fund for Pediatric Research
  • The Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Sandra C. Genco Endowment for Excellence in Nursing
  • The Gratwick Family Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Habib Family Endowed Fund for Priority Melanoma Research Programs
  • The Betty Lee Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Lucille M. Kopp Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Dr. Edwin Albert Mirand Endowed Fund  
  • The Theresa M. Opalinski Endowment for Mesothelioma Research
  • The Andrew J. & Mary J. Scoma Endowment for Head & Neck Cancer Research and Diagnostic Imaging
  • The Puttur and Shantabai Shenoy Endowed Fund for Diagnostic Radiology Training
  • The Marilyn and Irving Shuman Family Endowed Fund for Multiple Myeloma Research
  • The Joseph Takats Family Endowed Fund for Pediatric Programs
  • The Janine Torba Endowment for the High School Summer Research Program
  • The Richard J. Vivacqua Endowment for Sarcoma Research
  • The Kenneth R. Weishaupt Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The West Herr Cancer Resource Center Endowment
  • The Catherine Worden Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research
  • The Matthew P. Zaleski Endowed Fund for Gastric Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $50,000+

  • The Ricky R. Arnold Endowment for Patient Benefit
  • The Thomas C. Atwell Jr. Endowed Fund for Childhood Cancer Research
  • The Eileen Beauchamp Endowed Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and the Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
  • The Nancy C. Cully Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research  
  • The Arthur J. and Jean Graham Ennis Endowment Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Mary Deane Freeland Endowed Fund for Pediatric Research
  • The Greene Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research and Pediatric Quality of Life Programs
  • The Jane Highlander Endowed Fund for Gynecologic Oncology
  • The Jayne and Phil Hubbell Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Linda Angert Kahn Endowed Fund for Innovative Research and Patient Care Programs
  • The Kasimov Family Endowed Fund for Cancer Research in Memory of Ilene and Alvin Katz
  • Lisa’s Legacy Endowed Fund for Colon Cancer Research
  • The Matthew & Julie Endowment Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Laura and Arthur Moran Golden Anniversary Cancer Research Fund for Mesothelioma & Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • The Allan R. Oseroff, MD, PhD, Endowed Fund for Quality Patient Environment
  • The Robert E. Rich Sr. Endowment Fund for the Head & Neck Center in Memory of Dr. John M. Lore Jr.
  • The Dr. Kumao Sako Endowment Fund for Head & Neck Cancers
  • The Heidi Schmidtke Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research
  • The Linda Scime Endowment Fund for Brain Tumor Research
  • The Andrew Sobczyk Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Stefanie Spielman Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Support Programs
  • The Meir Wetzler, MD, Memorial Fund
  • The Rose Whalen Endowed Fund for Bladder Cancer Research
  • The J. Barnett Woodruff Family Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Mary Lou McNamar Woodside Endowed Fund for Brain Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $25,000+

  • The Frank & Jean Acciari Endowment Fund for Melanoma Research in the Department of Immunology
  • The Amigone Family Endowed Fund for Urology
  • The Patricia L. Banks Endowment Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Robsan Barnes Endowment for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • The K. Michael Cummings, PhD, Endowed Fund for Tobacco Control
  • The Sandra M. DeMaria Endowment for Rare Cancer Research
  • The Dintino Family Endowed Fund for Quality of Life Programs
  • The Dr. Thomas J. Doughtery Endowment Fund in Support of the Tobacco Cessation Group in Memory of Thomas Perry
  • The Cindy and Jim Eller Endowed Fund
  • The Dale J. Englehart Endowed Fund for Multiple Myeloma Research
  • The Donald A. Gage Patient Benefit Endowment
  • The Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Endowment Fund for Cancer Prevention & Outreach
  • The Peter S. and M. Caroline Gilfillan Family Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Dr. Shashikumar R. Harvey Endowed Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Nancy H. Jewett Art Endowment
  • The Eftychia Kentros Endowed Fund in Ovarian Cancer Research
  • The Kuzniarek Family Endowment
  • The Gregg Lipsitz Family Endowment for Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The McDonald-Miller Family Endowment Fund for Skin Cancer Research
  • Dr. Enrico A. Mihich Endowed Graduate Student Fund
  • Dr. Enrico A. Mihich Endowed Lecture Series
  • The Richard B. Morchan Endowment for Gastrointestinal and Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The Janet and Kevin O'Leary Endowed Fund for Cancer Research and the Angel Fund
  • The Amber Lynn Osgood Endowment for Sarcoma Research
  • The Kathleen L. Peterson Endowed Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Reach Out and Touch Endowed Fund for Community Outreach for Cancer Patients in Rural Communities
  • The Mary Kelly and James J. Rehak Jr. Endowed Fund for Pancreatic and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancer Research
  • The Helene & Edward I. Seeberg Endowed Fund for Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Dr. Thomas C. Sist Endowed Fund for Pain Medicine Studies
  • The Anna C. Smerka Endowment for Cancer Prevention & Outreach
  • The James Robert Spampata Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Dr. Leonard Weiss Lecture Endowment (on Cancer Metastasis)
  • The Stanley and Irene Welnowski Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Susan Zebro Art Endowed Fund
  • The Piera Zeplowitz Family Endowment

Future Bequest Commitments

  • The Joan and Sonia Dale Patient Benefit Endowed Fund
  • The Dearnley Young Scholars Program for the Summer Student Program
  • The Plenz Endowment in Neurosurgery