About the Foundation

History of the Foundation

the Foundation was formed on January 1, 2005, by a dedicated group of community volunteers to manage and oversee the successful growth of endowment assets. The mission of the Foundation is vital and straightforward—build an endowment to fight cancer. Today, the endowment fund manages assets of $22 million. A gift to the endowment is an investment in the future of cancer care cancer forward today and for generations to come. Your gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation will ensure that advanced cancer care and research lives on.

Meet the Board

Community leaders propelling the fight against cancer forward.

2022-2023 Foundation Board of Directors

Nathaniel Tannehill

Nathaniel Tannehill
Chair
Wampold Hospitality Collection

Rolfe Miller

Rolfe Miller
Vice Chair
Miller Group Wealth Strategies of Raymond James

David Perry

David Perry
Secretary/Treasurer
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Rose Hudson

Rose Hudson
Immediate Past Chair
Louisiana Lottery Corporate

Susan Blanchard

Susan Blanchard
Community Volunteer

Jonathan Bruser

Jonathan Bruser
MMR Group

Brett Furr

Brett Furr
Taylor Porter Attorneys at Law

Katie Graves

Katie Graves
Capital One

Jeanne James

Jeanne James
Community Volunteer

Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson
Community Volunteer

Beau Olinde

Beau Olinde
Community Volunteer

Shelia Sterling

Shelia Sterling
Louisiana Health Connect

Todd Stevens

Todd Stevens
President and CEO
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation boards of directors lead all community fundraising efforts on behalf of and in support of hospital partners.