Charles W. Stiefel Appointed to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors
Pharmaceutical Executive and Philanthropist Charles W. Stiefel has been appointed to the Board of
Visitors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Houston, TX, December 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors
(BOV), an appointive board of volunteers dedicated to advancing the initiatives of M.D. Anderson,
welcomes philanthropist Charles W. Stiefel of Raleigh, North Carolina as a new member. Stiefel, along
with his wife Daneen, previously made a one million dollar gift to M.D. Anderson to endow a professor's
Chair in the Head & Neck Center. The Stiefel endowment was made in honor of the 3 physicians who
successfully treated Stiefel for 2 types of cancer in 2007.
"I am deeply honored to join this prestigious Board of Visitors and to help M.D. Anderson succeed in its
mission of Making Cancer History®,” said Stiefel. "Cancer claimed the lives of my mother, father,
younger brother and uncle - as well as several of my friends - and there is probably no one in America
who has not lost a friend or loved one to this terrible disease. That is why my primary philanthropic focus
is to fund cancer research and endeavor to help physicians improve patient outcomes."
Since the board's inception in 1957, BOV members have played a significant role in MD Anderson's
mission to eradicate cancer by helping raise funds, awareness and support for the institution.
“We're grateful to these business and community leaders from across the nation for not only their efforts
to secure philanthropic contributions to the institution, but also for their personal gifts of time, resources
and talents,” said Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “Their generosity is crucial in
advancing the institution's cancer research and patient care initiatives. Certainly the BOV's support will
have a significant role in achieving our goals to drastically reduce cancer mortality through the recently
announced Moon Shots Program.”
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