Giving & Donations


The Molecular Therapeutics Program, a translational, metastatic-specific research and patient care initiative, was established with the help of a generous donation from the Harold C. Schott Foundation. Above, Schott Foundation Trustees L. Thomas Hiltz and Francie Schott Hiltz.

Donations are an important source of funding for the UC Brain Tumor Center. They help support patient care, new technologies, and groundbreaking translational and clinical research that could lead to better treatments and, ultimately, cures for tumors of the brain. The UC Foundation and UC Health Foundation collaborate to manage donations to the Center, and our active Community Advisory Council helps raise the stature of the center in the community through presentations, events and publicity.

Read more about how donations impact the Brain Tumor Center >>

The UC Foundation manages the UC Brain Tumor Center Fund, which supports brain tumor research and the Center’s most critical needs. You may make a donation to the UC Brain Tumor Fund online »

2014 Walk Ahead photo by Joe Simon.

Winetasting & Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

The UC Foundation manages two important fundraising events for the Brain Tumor Center: an annual winetasting event and the Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. The Walk Ahead 5k walk/run is a fast-growing, family-friendly event that attracts more than 3,000 participants each year and has raised more than $1.6 million since 2010. The eighth annual Walk Ahead is scheduled for Oct. 22, 2017.

Pictured (from left): Andrea Zahumensky, Jeff Rieder, Dr. Ron Warnick, Jason Greiner, Kathy Beechem, Zack Zitko, Lisa Suwalski, Kira Knight and Kelly Heaps.

Pictured (from left): Andrea Zahumensky, Jeff Rieder, Dr. Ron Warnick, Jason Greiner, Kathy Beechem, Zack Zitko, Lisa Suwalski, Kira Knight and Kelly Heaps.

Shemenski Foundation

The Shemenski Foundation, established in memory of John Shemenski, has been a valued supporter of the Brain Tumor Center, raising funds through its annual Strike Against Cancer Bowl-A-Thon, the Hyde Park Blast and the foundation’s Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure team. During the last six years the Shemenski Foundation has donated $207,000 from its events to the UC Brain Tumor Center. These gifts have supported bold pilot studies that explore molecular pathways that might lead toward new therapies or a cure. In December 2016 it presented its largest gift ever — $57,000 — to the UC Brain Tumor Center. Learn more >

Tribute Funds

The University Hospital Foundation manages funds named in honor of individuals, including:

For more information, or to make a donation, please contact:

Peggy A. A’Hearn
Director of Development, College of Medicine
The University of Cincinnati Foundation
PO Box 19970
Cincinnati, OH  45219-0970
(513) 558-6112

Kathy Nullmeier
Associate Director of Development
UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
PO Box 670570
260 Stetson Street, Suite 5221
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0570
(513) 558-6769

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