Why We Need Your Help

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has been home to three Nobel Laureates, two MacArthur Fellows, members of the National Academies of Sciences and of Medicine and many other award winners. These distinguished scientists, along with all of our researchers and staff, bring passion and urgency to our work of discovering new ways to detect cancers; developing better treatments with fewer side effects; and learning how to prevent and cure cancer and other diseases.

We can look back to the visionary work of Dr. E. Donnall Thomas in pioneering bone marrow transplants for leukemia, for which he received a Nobel Prize. And we can look ahead to advances in immunotherapy and genetics to unlock the secrets of curing cancer. It’s a record of stunning progress against cancer and other diseases.

And yet, cancer still touches too many lives, and we still lose too many people we love to this cruel and complex disease. This is why we need your support.

Fred Hutch, with five scientific divisions, four decades of leading-edge research, nearly 250 scientific faculty and over 5,700 total staff, is devoted to one goal: uniting innovative
research and compassionate care to prevent and eliminate cancer and infectious disease. You can advance this goal in the years to come with a gift in your will or trust or by naming us as a beneficiary on a financial or investment account.

Here’s how you can benefit:

General Questions

Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.3396

Asa Tate

Executive Director, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.4486

Kevin Boyce

Director, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.714.9888

Stephanie Henderson

Director, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.4974

Lauren M. Gersch

Senior Manager of Trusts and Estates, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.2754

Melanie Herb

Associate Director, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.2206

Karli Christiansen

Assistant Director, Planned Giving
Phone: 206.667.2754