Our Strategy & Impact

Donors & Supporters

We are all impacted by cancer in some form or another. Meet some of our donors and supporters and learn why they are dedicated to increasing cancer immunotherapy awareness by helping CRI fundraise.

Donors & Supporters

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  • Diane and Don Holmes

    Giving for a Time Beyond Their Lives

    NASA scientific software developers Diane and Don set up a charitable remainder trust with CRI because they believe in its philosophy: that our own bodies are capable of creating an immune response to cancer.
  • Skip Lockwood

    Skip Lockwood Is Driven to End Prostate Cancer

    Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO - The Project To End Prostate Cancer, is working towards eradicating prostate cancer by informing men of their risk and screening for cancer with ZERO's mobile medical units.
  • Sophie Stenbeck

    Stenbeck Foundation Fights Ovarian Cancer

    Sophie Stenbeck tragically lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Out of her family's devastating loss came a passionate desire to help researchers find new ways to detect and treat the disease.
  • Carole Franklin

    Carole D. Franklin: Helping Others Through the Cancer Research Institute

    When Carole learned she had colon cancer, she decided she wanted to make the Cancer Research Institute a beneficiary of her certificate of deposit, because of the Institute's mission to help patients overcome cancer with immunotherapy.
  • Carlos Ferrer

    CRI Trustee Excited for Future of Cancer Therapy

    Longtime member of CRI's Board of Trustees, Carlos A. Ferrer is committed to the Institute's mission in bringing immune-based medicines to cancer patients.
  • Hugh Kennedy

    Donor Travels the World While Making a Difference

    Retiree Hugh Kennedy lets his gift of annuities to the Cancer Research Institute do the funding, while he enjoys his travels all over the world.
  • Ken Barmore

    A Catalyst for Innovation in Cancer Research

    A Chicago manufacturer and prostate cancer survivor, Ken established a charitable remainder annuity with CRI because he wanted to support an improved and more effective cancer treatment through immunology.
  • Rex and Virginia Ashdown

    Helping Scientists Take Steps in Cancer Research

    Virginia, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband Rex, a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, contributed their unitrust to CRI so that other patients in the future could benefit from lifesaving cancer research.
  • Geoffrey O. Coley

    Geoffrey O. Coley Continues His Great-grandfather's Legacy

    Great-nephew of CRI's founder, Helen Coley Nauts, CRI trustee Geoff Coley is committed to furthering the Institute's mission. "We need to speed up the advancement of new vaccines and therapies so we can begin to treat real patients now.”