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.

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: $500,000+

  • The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology (held by Elizabeth Repasky, PhD)
  • The M. Steven Piver, MD Endowed Professorship in Gynecological Oncology (held by Kunle O. Odunsi, MD, PhD)

Endowed Fellowships: $500,000+

  • The Rita DeRose Endowment Education Fellowship
  • The Shashikant B. Lele, MD Endowment Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
  • The Dr. Edwin A. Mirand & Edwin M. Frantz Endowment Fellowship
  • The Scott & Henderson Endowment Fellowship

Endowed Funds: $500,000+

  • Carly’s Club Endowment for Pediatric Cancer
  • The Rustum Family Endowment for Translational Scientific Achievement
  • The Wegmans Child Life Endowment Fund

Endowed Funds: $250,000+

  • The Honorable Dolores Denman Endowment for Gastric Cancer Research
  • The Friends of Children with Cancer Endowment
  • The Dennis J. Szefel, Jr. Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Wilson & Dorothy VanNorstrand Endowment for Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $100,000+

  • The Babcock Family Endowment for Leukemia Research in memory of Richard Newhall Babcock
  • The Rex E. Ballantine, Jr. Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • Buffalo Sabres Alumni Endowment for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Prevention
  • The Cancer Resource Center Endowment
  • The Catherine Cridler Endowment for Nursing Education
  • The James L. Desiderio Endowment for Esophageal Cancer Research
  • The David Jay Dougherty Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Detection & Treatment
  • The Fors Family Endowment for Lymphoma Research
  • The Sandra C. Genco Endowment for Excellence in Nursing
  • The Ann and Tracy Hartman Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Jayne and Phil Hubbell Endowment
  • 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 Leonard S. LoVullo Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Barbara & Norman Oliver Endowment for Melanoma Research
  • The Putter and Shantabai Shenoy Endowment for Diagnostic Radiology Training
  • The Pioneer Fund for Biomedical Research (HWI/RPCI Collaborative Research)

Endowed Funds: $50,000+

  • The Ricky R. Arnold Endowment for Patient Benefit
  • The Thomas C. Atwell, Jr. Endowment for Childhood Cancer Research
  • The Norman Bate Endowment for Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Eileen Beauchamp Endowment for Ovarian Cancer Research and the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
  • The Lisa Carbone Endowment for Breast Cancer Research
  • The Arthur J. and Jean Graham Ennis Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The William J. Ertel, Jr. Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Fasolino Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • The Robert & Martha Fierle Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Mary Deane Freeland Endowment Pediatric Research
  • The Jane Highlander Endowment for Gynecologic Oncology
  • The Matthew & Julie Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Robert E. Rich, Sr. Endowment for the Head & Neck Center in memory of Dr. John M. Lore, Jr.
  • The Dr. Kumao Sako Endowment for Head & Neck Cancers
  • The Linda Scime Endowment for Brain Tumor Research
  • The Andrew & Mary Scoma Endowment for Head & Neck Cancer Research and Diagnostic Imaging
  • The Andrew John Sobczyk Endowment for Cancer Research
  • The Stefanie Spielman Endowment for Breast Cancer Support Programs
  • The J. Barnett Woodruff Family Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Mary Lou McNamar Woodside Endowment for Brain Cancer Research
  • The Matthew P. Zaleski Endowment for Gastric Cancer Research

Endowed Funds: $25,000+

  • The Frank & Jean Acciari Endowment for Melanoma Research in the Department of Immunology
  • The Patricia L. Banks Endowment for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Carl Camilleri Endowment for Lymphoma Research
  • The Joseph and Kathleen Curatolo Endowment for Pediatric Quality of Life Projects
  • The Nancy C. Cully Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Nicholas Dusenberry Endowment for Melanoma Research
  • The Dale J. Engelhart Endowment for Multiple Myeloma Research
  • The Shane G. Ferguson, MD, Kids Create Hope Endowment
  • The Donald A. Gage Patient Benefit Endowment
  • The Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Endowment for Cancer Prevention & Outreach
  • The Gratwick Family Endowment for Cancer Research
  • Lisa's Legacy Endowment for Colon Cancer Research
  • Dr. Enrico Mihich Lecture Series Endowment
  • The McDonald-Miller Family Endowment 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 Endowment for Dermatology Research
  • The Amber Lynn Osgood Endowment for Sarcoma Research
  • The Kathleen L. Peterson Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The Helene & Edward I. Seeberg Endowment for Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Heidi Schmidtke Endowment for Leukemia Research
  • The Dr. Thomas C. Sist Endowment for Pain Medicine Studies
  • The Anna C. Smerka Endowment for Cancer Prevention & Outreach
  • The Joseph Takats Family Endowment for Pediatric Programs
  • The Kenneth R. Weishaupt Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research
  • The Dr. Leonard Weiss Lecture Endowment (on Cancer Metastasis)
  • The Rose Whalen Endowment for Bladder Cancer Research

Future Bequest Commitments

  • The Dearnley Young Scholars Program for Summer Students
  • The Dr. Shashikumar R. Harvey Endowment for Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
  • The David, Anne and Scot McLellan Endowment for Pediatric & Prostate Cancer Research
  • The Plenz Endowment in Neurosurgery