Our Mission

To build a long-term endowment to support the fight against cancer.

Our Vision

To support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and its affiliated partners in their efforts to eradicate cancer and to positively impact the lives of cancer patients, families and the citizens of the communities we serve.


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation houses an endowment designed to provide annual program support and the future of cancer care for its affiliated cancer partners. A gift to the endowment is an investment in the future of cancer care. Your gift will provide the long-term support and advancement of cancer care. Endowment gifts affect many more lives than would otherwise be touched by a donor's generosity, leaving a legacy for the fight against cancer and saving lives for generations. These contributions and/or planned gifts include bequests, estate gifts, charitable remainder trusts and more. 

Our Funds

Comprehensive Support Fund - An unrestricted gift to support comprehensive programs and services across the entire continuum of cancer care, where the Cancer Center needs it most. 

Pillar Fund - A restricted gift to support a specific philanthropic pillar, program and/or diagnosis within prevention, research, innovation, teamwork, survivorship, and patient assistance. 

Donor Advised Fund - A minimum gift of $100,000 established a Donor Advised Fund. It is an effective and convenient way for a donor to give gifts to more than one cancer-related organization. A Donor Advised Fund grants funds to the Cancer Center and other causes consistent with the mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. 

Named Endowed Fund - A minimum gift of $100,000 establishes a Named Endowed Fund. You can create the fund in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor or remember.  Your Endowed Fund can be designated to comprehensive support where the Cancer Center needs it most, or to a specific pillar, program and/or diagnosis.

For further information on Our Funds, please contact the Development Office

Lipsey Legacy Society

The Lipsey Legacy Society is comprised of individuals who have made a gift of $25,000 or more to the endowment or created endowed gifts for specific programs. Through their generosity, these individuals are helping the Foundation build a perpetual endowment fund in support of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Please join this special community by making a gift to the Foundation.