Thank You! Donors Help Us Meet Matching Gift Goals


Challenge Grant 180

Last year the Foundation was challenged with three matching grants, and, thanks to our donors, we met each challenge and raised almost $3 million in those efforts alone

An anonymous $1 million challenge gift enabled us to end 2015 with a surge of enthusiasm as we matched that donation. The Kenan Charitable Trust matching grant raised $750,000 (3:1 match for a $250,000 grant) for our unrestricted fund. The Block matching grant raised $200,000 (1:1 match of a $100,000 donation) for osteoid osteoma research.

“The matching challenges allowed us to meet our funding needs and continue to increase our impact,” said the Foundation’s Co-Director of Development Mike Cashman. Co-Director Nora Seilheimer added, “Unrestricted funds are critical to meeting our mission. They allow us to convene experts at our workshops and symposia, to connect with disease-specific organizations, and to create the infrastructure needed to support the community.”

Thank you to each donor standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the clinicians and scientists who are advancing the development of a revolutionary technology that may impact countless patients.

Our 2016 plans include fundraising for cancer immunotherapy and brain disorders research. If you are interested in supporting our work, please contact the Development team.