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Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the Cancer Center by providing necessary baseline support. This baseline support allows our investigators to achieve research results which positions the Cancer Center to gain extramural private and public funding.

Private philanthropy is used by the Cancer Center to provide seed funding awards to bright, new investigators for their start-up research projects. The seed funding grants allow researchers to develop baseline research results to position them competitively to receive National Institutes of Health or National Cancer Institute awards. Currently, seed fund grant recipients are receiving about $10 of competitive funding for every dollar of philanthropy invested.

The community also provides important recruitment funding needed to attract excellent faculty members and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research, provide care and implement community outreach and education. Recruitment funding allows the Cancer Center to recruit post-doctoral fellows and faculty to conduct research. Endowed professorships allow the Cancer Center to identify and develop programs around multi-disciplinary themes.

If you have any questions about giving or would like to speak with someone about the opportunities to support Cancer Research at MCW, please contact:

Rebecca Banks
Director of Development, MCW Cancer Center
Development Office / (414) 955-4719 / Fax: (414) 955-6166

1. Pledge or donate by credit card using our secure site.

In the Gift Designation section of the online form, please be sure to select "Cancer" from the list under Research Areas. Use the Comments section to provide detailed information about the type of cancer research you wish to support.

2. Gifts and Pledges by Mail: download our Cancer Center Giving Form (PDF) and mail your gift or pledge to:

Medical College of Wisconsin
Cancer Center
Office of Development
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

3. Stock Transfer: To make a transfer of stock, please call (414) 955-5824 for information.
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