Endowments

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research has been able to establish several endowments in order to expand our research endeavors.  These endowments are donations from alumni and friends that play a vital role in our success and we can now allow the funds to live on forever and continue to generate income for the important research being done here at the Center.  Below is a list of the current endowments at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. 

If you would like more information or wish to donate to any of these endowments, please contact Tim Bobillo at 765-496-6374 / bobillo@purdue.edu

Carl J. and Irene E. Dexter Fund -

Created November 1981 with the purpose of supporting the equipment and materials at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. 

Bernice L. Anderson Cancer Research Fund -

Quasi-endowment created in September of 1989 with the purpose of supporting general cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

Melba M. Schumacher Cancer Research Fund -

Quasi-endowment created June 1193 with the purpose of supporting general cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

Joyce Fox Jordan Fund -

This endowment was created in December of 2001 by the family of Joyce Fox Jordan.  Their purpose of setting up the endowment at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research was to support the cancer research happening at Purdue. 

Jim and Diann Robbers Cancer Research Grant for New Investigators -

This endowment was created in February of 2003 to support maintenance of cancer research by new investigators in the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.  Selection of the recipients will be made by the executive committee at the Center, with final approval by the Provost. 

James R. Lowe Lung Cancer Research Fund -

In October 2004, this endowment was created to support lung cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.  Selection of the recipients of the research support and the determination of the amount of research funding will be made by the executive committee at the Center, with final approval by the Provost.

Eva Bergstrom Cancer Research Fund -

In April of 2005 this endowment was created thru an anonymous gift in memory of Eva Bergstrom.  This endowment supports the post-doctoral cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.  Selection of the recipients of the research support and the determination of the amount of research funding will be made by the executive committee at the Center, with final approval by the Provost.

Vision of Hope for Research in Women's Cancer -

This unique fund was established in January of 2006 and was created to support the importance of research in women's cancer at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.  The determination of the specific women's cancer research project will be made by the executive committee at the Center, with final approval by the Provost.

Glenn A. and Marian J. Karch Cancer Research Fund -

This endowment was established in 2010 in memory of Glenn Karch, a BS'51 Agriculture graduate.  This endowment will be used at the direction of the Robert Wallace Miller Director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research for cancer research being conducted at Purdue University.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association Cancer Research Fund -

This endowment was established in 2010 by officers of IEHA.  This endowment will be the result of ongoing fundraising by the Association and will be used for support of cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.