As a unique investment vehicle to accelerate UW Carbone Cancer Center’s mission and elevate its stature as a world-class cancer center, the UW Carbone Cancer Center Innovation Fund created by a partnership between the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) provides unrestricted funding to strengthen operations, expand scientific capabilities, support faculty recruitment, and advance the development of innovative products and approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
With an initial goal to raise $20 million in charitable support in its first phase, the UW Carbone Innovation Fund is a key driver of UW Carbone’s strategic plan and will provide seed funding for mission-critical projects that advance the most promising new ideas, enhance resources available to researchers, and respond to innovative and emerging needs. This unique opportunity also provides early access to participate in the ownership of any startup biotechnology companies supported by our partner WARF Ventures to further develop and commercialize technologies arising out of UW Carbone’s research.
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 13, 2021, the Innovation Fund consists of 29 members, with a total of $7,437,907 in investments.
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Members as of November 20th, 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
John and Jeanne Flesch
Christian and Carol Rosenstock, Gunning for Hope
Mark and Bonnie Huetten
Dan and Lena Kelly
Donald and JoAnne Krause
John and Kimberly Leja
Todd and Shari Nelson
Tom and Margaret Pyle
Fred Robertson and Sheryl Blair
Peter and Colleen Schmitz
John and Mary Schroeder
Linda and John Hughes and Anne and Tim Connor, Malcolm Stack Foundation
Chuck and Denise Steinhauer
Mary K. Strachota
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 |Valerie.Zibell@SupportUW.org| (608) 234-0627