Volunteer Leaders

Dedicated volunteer leaders help advance our mission through their energy, expertise, advocacy, and philanthropic support. Volunteer leadership groups for medicine and biological sciences include:

University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Board of Trustees
Margaret Benjamin
President

Provides counsel, guidance, and support for the foundation, which raises funds to support the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center.
View the UCCRF Board of Trustees roster

University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board
Cynthia Chereskin
President

Raises funds through its Grand Auction, Annual Appeal, Chicago Hunter Derby, and other events to support the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s world-class programs in cancer genetics, immunotherapies, pharmacogenomics, biological and clinical informatics, and others.
View the UCCRF Women's Board roster

University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Auxiliary Board
Midge Wegener
President

The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF) Auxiliary Board invests in innovation by giving unrestricted grants to establish cancer research programs at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Associates Board
Katherine Crouch
President

A group of young professionals dedicated to supporting the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s efforts to understand, cure, and prevent cancer.

Comer Development Board
Jackie Bush and Stacey Kaniewski
Co-presidents

Raises awareness of the unique capabilities, approach, and mission of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hopsital and generates support for the hospital's groundbreaking research and distinctive patient care. By sharing information regarding the hospital's programs, service, and special events with a wide range of audiences, the Board serves as a vital link between the hospital and the greater Chicagoland community.

Founding Board: Friends of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Leads fundraising and awareness efforts across the country on behalf of the center.
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Kovler Diabetes Center Leadership Board
Sally Kovler
Chair

Promotes the vision and mission of the Kovler Diabetes Center and supports the needs of the physicians who provide clinical care, research, education, and outreach.
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MacLean Center Advisory Board
Rachel Kohler
Chair

Supports the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, which aims to improve patient care by promoting research and education in clinical medical ethics. The center also offers clinical ethics consultation services to patients, families, clinicians, and researchers, and students.
View the MacLean Center Advisory Board roster