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. *Updated 4/4/2014

Named Endowed Chairs: $1.5 million+

  • The Alfiero Foundation Chair in Breast Oncology (held by Stephen B. Edge, MD, FACS)
  • The Lawrence P. and Joan Castellani Family Chair in Dermatology in honor of Allan R. Oseroff, MD, PhD
  • The Garman Family Chair in Cell Stress Biology (held by Andrei V. Gudkov, PhD, DSci)
  • The Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine (held by Alex Adjei, MD, PhD)
  • The Barbara and George Hyde Chair in Radiation Medicine (held by Michael R. Kuettel, MD, PhD, MBA)
  • The Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology (held by Kelvin Lee, MD)
  • The Waldemar J. Kaminski Chair in Pediatrics (held by Martin L. Brecher, MD)
  • The M&T Bank Endowed Chair in Cancer Research (held by Thomas B. Tomasi, MD, PhD)
  • The John and Santa Palisano Chair in Cancer Genetics (held by Irwin H. Gelman, PhD)
  • The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Chair in Prevention (held by James R. Marshall, PhD)
  • The Robert, Ann and Lew Wallace Chair in Translational Research (held by Candace S. Johnson, PhD)

Endowed Professorships: $750,000+

  • The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology (held by Elizabeth Repasky, PhD)
  • The Dr. Robert P. Huben Professorship in Urologic Oncology (held by Khurshid Guru, MD)

Endowed Professorships: $500,000+

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

Endowed Fellowships: $750,000+

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

Endowed Professorships: $500,000+

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

Endowed Funds: $500,000+

  • Carly’s Club Endowed Fund for Pediatric Cancer
  • The Rustum Family Endowment for Translational Scientific Achievement
  • The Dennis Szefel, Jr. Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research
  • The Wegmans Child Life Endowment Fund
  • The David Jay Dougherty Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Detection & Treatment
  • The Dr. Edwin Albert Mirand Endowed Fund  

Endowed Funds: $250,000+

  • The Babcock Family Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research in memory of Richard Newhall Babcock
  • The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Prevention
  • The Catherine Cridler Endowed Fund for Nursing Education
  • The Honorable Dolores Denman Endowed Fund for Gastric Cancer Research
  • The Friends of Children with Cancer Endowment
  • The Leonard S. LoVullo Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Wilson & Dorothy VanNorstrand Endowment for Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $100,000+

  • The Rex E. Ballantine, Jr. Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Norman Bate Endowment for Prostate Cancer Research
  • The West Herr Cancer Resource Center Endowment
  • The Carl Cammilleri Endowment Fund for Lymphoma Research
  • The Joseph and Kathleen Curatolo Endowment for Pediatric Quality of Life Projects
  • The Nicholas Dusenberry Endowment Fund for Melanoma Research
  • The Marcia Anastasi DiNardo Endowed Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • The James L. Desiderio Endowed Fund for Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The William J. Ertel, Jr. Endowed Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Sandra C. Genco Endowment for Excellence in Nursing
  • The Ann and Tracy Hartman Endowment for Cancer Research 
  • The Waldemar J. Kaminski Park Endowment
  • The Betty Lee Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Sandra F. Lippes Cancer Research Fund
  • The Sandra F. Lippes Gynecologic Oncology Endowment
  • The Barbara & Norman Oliver Endowment for Melanoma Research
  • The Puttur and Shantabai Shenoy Endowed Fund for Diagnostic Radiology Training
  • The Pioneer Fund for Biomedical Research (HWI/RPCI Collaborative Research)
  • The Andrew J. & Mary J. Scoma Endowment for Head & Neck Cancer Research and Diagnostic Imaging
  • The Marilyn and Irving Shuman Family Endowed Fund for Multiple Myeloma Research
  • The Margaret Weber Endowment for Pancreatic 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 Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
  • The Lisa Carbone Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research
  • The Arthur J. and Jean Graham Ennis Endowment Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Fasolino Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • The Shane G. Ferguson, MD, Kids Create Hope Endowed Fund
  • The Mary Deane Freeland Endowed Fund for Pediatric Research
  • The Gratwick Family Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Jane Highlander Endowed Fund for Gynecologic Oncology
  • The Jayne and Phil Hubbell Endowed Fund for Cancer Research
  • The Matthew & Julie Endowment Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • 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 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 Joseph Takats Family Endowed Fund for Pediatric Programs
  • The Kenneth R. Weishaupt Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The J. Barnett Woodruff Family Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Mary Lou McNamar Woodside Endowed Fund for Brain Cancer Research
  • The Rose Whalen Endowed Fund for Bladder Cancer Research
  • The Matthew P. Zaleski Endowed Fund for Gastric Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $25,000+

  • The Frank & Jean Acciari Endowment Fund for Melanoma Research in the Department of Immunology
  • The Patricia L. Banks Endowment Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Allene Phillips Barans Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The K. Michael Cummings, PhD, Endowed Fund for Tobacco Control
  • The Nancy C. Cully Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research  
  • The Dintino Family Endowed Fund for Quality of Life Programs
  • 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
  • Lisa’s Legacy Endowed Fund for Colon Cancer Research
  • Dr. Enrico Mihich Lecture Series
  • The McDonald-Miller Family Endowment Fund for Skin Cancer Research
  • The Laura and Arthur Moran Golden Anniversary Cancer Research Fund for Mesothelioma & Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • The Richard B. Morchan Endowment for Gastrointestinal and Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The Allan R. Oseroff, MD, PhD Endowed Fund
  • The Amber Lynn Osgood Endowment for Sarcoma Research
  • The Kathleen L. Peterson Endowed Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • 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 Heidi Schmidtke Endowed Fund for Leukemia Research
  • The Dr. Thomas C. Sist Endowed Fund for Pain Medicine Studies
  • The Anna C. Smerka Endowment for Cancer Prevention & Outreach
  • The Dr. Leonard Weiss Lecture Endowment (on Cancer Metastasis)

Future Bequest Commitments

  • The Dearnley Young Scholars Program for the Summer Student Program
  • The Dr. Shashikumar R.Harvey Endowed Fund for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Plenz Endowment in Neurosurgery