Innovation Fund

The UW Carbone Cancer Center Innovation Fund provides a unique opportunity for UW Carbone leaders to invest key seed funding in the most promising new ideas, enhance resources available to our outstanding researchers, meet matching challenges included in many national grants, and respond to innovative and emerging needs to advance our mission. Donors to this discretionary fund are true partners in the transformative work being done at UW Carbone. Innovation Fund members receive bi-annual impact reports, early notification of groundbreaking research, invitations to exclusive events in Madison and around the country, and a sense of community among the cancer center’s most generous and visionary friends. As of December 31, 2020, the Innovation Fund consists of 20 members, with a total of $4,835,000 in investments.


Members as of March 10th, 2021

William and Signe Buchholz*

Greg and Michelle Gard, Garding Against Cancer*

Andy and Susan North, Andy North and Friends Initiative*

Norm and Barbara Berven

Rich and Sue Clack

Roger and Gloria DeMeritt

Gertrude Deinlein

John and Jeanne Flesch

George Gialamas

Christian and Carol Rosenstock, Gunning for Hope

Forrest Hartmann

Mark and Bonnie Huetten

Dan and Lena Kelly

Donald and JoAnne Krause

Lemon Brothers

Todd and Shari Nelson

Ann Palmenberg

Tom and Margaret Pyle

Peter and Colleen Schmitz

John and Mary Schroeder

Ron Skoronski

Sam Soffa

Linda and John Hughes and Anne Connor,

Malcolm Stack Foundation

Chuck and Denise Steinhauer

John and Patricia Zimbrick


*Denotes members of the Director’s Circle

Interested in learning more?

To learn more about advancing innovative cancer research and treatment at the UW Carbone through a gift to the UW Carbone Innovation Fund or to request a current UW Carbone Innovation Fund quarterly impact report, please contact: Valerie Zibell || (608) 234-0627