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Mitchell Stoller Appointed as Executive Director of American Association for Cancer Research Foundation


July 22, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitchell R. Stoller as executive director of the AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer. In his role, Stoller will lead strategy and work closely with the AACR Foundation Board of Trustees to manage the development and expansion of fundraising and program activities for the foundation. Mitchell R. Stoller

For 30 years, Stoller has been dedicated to solving complex strategic challenges for a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, Safe Kids Worldwide, the Marrow Foundation (Be the Match), the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LiveSTRONG), the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance.

Stoller currently serves on the board of directors of the LiveSTRONG Foundation and the Players Development Academy. He formerly served on the boards of the Temple Har Shalom, the Ridge Sports Foundation, and the National Health Council.

“I am absolutely delighted that Mitch is joining the AACR. He brings to this important role more than 30 years of experience as a senior leader of not-for-profit organizations,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “He has the vision to significantly expand and diversify the AACR Foundation’s donor base and create new and innovative philanthropic opportunities so that we can fund more urgently needed, groundbreaking cancer research.”

Stoller obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in Maryland, and his Master of Arts degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

“I am honored and excited to join the AACR to help lead its foundation,” said Stoller. “The mission of the AACR Foundation, to accelerate progress in the conquest of cancer by providing financial support for research, education, and communication, is vitally important at a time when federal funding for cancer research is flat and the number of people receiving a cancer diagnosis is increasing every year. I look forward to working with Dr. Foti, the foundation board of trustees, and my colleagues at the AACR to create new fundraising and public awareness programs for the AACR, to expand and strengthen existing initiatives, and to help fund lifesaving cancer research.”

The mission of the AACR Foundation supports that of the AACR — to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters cancer research and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. The foundation funds programs deemed by the AACR to be of the highest priority and impact in achieving this shared mission.