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Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support (VEPS)

The Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support (VEPS) was established by volunteers to benefit MD Anderson patients. Founded in 1991, VEPS grew out of a vision to raise funds to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The VEPS Disbursement Committee equitably distributes funds originating from the accrued interest of the Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support to meet the social, emotional, comfort, informational, and recreational needs of patients at 
MD Anderson Cancer Center.

A growing endowment

The Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support (VEPS), currently at $3.6 million, provides a perpetual source of funding for meaningful patient-oriented programs and special amenities not covered by traditional sources, such as:

  • Patient education materials
  • Caregiver support programs
  • Support groups
  • Patient conferences/special events
  • Patient resources

To date, over $2.4 million has been disbursed to fulfill unmet needs of our patients. 

Annual fundraising luncheon

The annual VEPS fundraising luncheon benefits the endowment and raises awareness of MD Anderson in the community. Funds from the endowment also help provide important programs for patients and their caregivers throughout the cancer center.

2015 VEPS Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015
Location: River Oaks Country Club
Co-chairs: Marguerite Schutza and Michael Landrum
Keynote: James P. Allison, Ph.D., chair, Department of Immunology


For more information contact Frances Snipes at 713-745-0266 or frsnipes@mdanderson.org.

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