Meet the VICC Ambassadors
What is a VICC Ambassador?
VICC Ambassadors formed in 2009 thanks to the support of the VICC Board of Overseers and its chair, Orrin Ingram. These young professionals have a shared passion for fighting cancer and commitment to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. By raising money for the VICCtory Over Cancer Fund and awarding discovery grants to promising investigators, Ambassadors are sparking the development of research initiatives to improve outcomes for patients. Since its formation, VICC Ambassadors have awarded more than $830,000 in discovery grants. These discovery grants provide seed capital for high-risk, high-reward cancer research and have helped Vanderbilt-Ingram researchers secure $15 million in follow-up funding.
VICC Ambassadors are the next generation of philanthropists committed to winning the battle against cancer by supporting innovative research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Join us in turning that passion into action. Visit each Ambassador’s page to learn more about why they have joined VICC Ambassadors and how you can support their individual goals in the fight against cancer
How are VICC Ambassadors taking action?
- Fundraising to support discovery grants at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. By personally supporting and raising funds for grants through the VICCtory Over Cancer fund, we have opportunities to spark the beginning of new major research initiatives. We need your help to reach our 2017 goal of $150,000!
- Advocating for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Through our personal and professional networks, we are spreading the word about how Vanderbilt-Ingram is leading the way in cancer treatment and research, and we are working to identify and recruit new Ambassadors.
- Participating in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center community. We are supporting the services provided at Vanderbilt-Ingram as active members of the community through attending meetings and events, hearing from Vanderbilt-Ingram leaders and partnering with Medical Center Development staff.