American Association for Cancer Research Foundation Appoints New Executive Director


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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently announced the appointment of Mitchell R. Stoller as Executive Director of the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer. In his role, Mr. Stoller will lead strategy and work closely with the AACR Foundation Board of Trustees to manage the development and expansion of fundraising and program activities for the foundation.

Decades of Experience

Mr. Stoller has been dedicated to solving complex strategic challenges for a number of nonprofit organizations for three decades, including the Marrow Foundation (Be the Match) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LiveSTRONG). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the LiveSTRONG Foundation.

“I am absolutely delighted that Mitch is joining the AACR. He brings to this important role more than 30 years of experience as a senior leader of not-for-profit organizations,” said Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), Chief Executive Officer of the AACR. “He has the vision to significantly expand and diversify the AACR Foundation’s donor base and create new and innovative philanthropic opportunities so that we can fund more urgently needed, groundbreaking cancer research.”

Mission to Accelerate Progress in Research

“I am honored and excited to join the AACR to help lead its foundation,” said Mr. Stoller. “The mission of the AACR Foundation, to accelerate progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for research, education, and communication, is vitally important at a time when federal funding for cancer research is flat and the number of people receiving a cancer diagnosis is increasing every year. I look forward to working with Dr. Foti, the foundation board of trustees, and my colleagues at the AACR to create new fundraising and public awareness programs for the AACR, to expand and strengthen existing initiatives, and to help fund lifesaving cancer research.” ■



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