Established in 1984, the Friends of Science Park is an appointive board that assists the Director of the Science Park and works within the organizational structure of the MD Anderson Cancer Center and its Board of Visitors and The University Cancer Foundation. The purpose of the Friends of Science Park is to further the mission of the Science Park by all available means, with emphasis upon public relations and financial assistance through encouraging gifts, grants and bequests. All efforts are in concert with the objectives of MD Anderson.
Friends of Science Park members reside in many central Texas communities and promote Science Park throughout the region. They energetically address the many needs of the institution and its staff and are committed to their annual fundraiser, the Stampede in the Park, a family fun run. The Stampede funds scholarships for students engaged in cancer-related research at Science Park. The Friends meet for a quarterly luncheon and informative program focused on current campus events as well as the research of students, postdocs and faculty.
To inquire about joining the Friends of Science Park, contact Cindy Morgan at CRMorgan1@mdanderson.org or 512-237-9414.
Honorary Membership is awarded to those who have made substantial contributions to the advancement of the Science Park through their leadership, service or financial contributions. Honorary Membership was granted to Ken Blaschke, Silky Crockett, and Jack Griesenbeck in 2010.
2015-2016 Executive Committee
Chairperson - Adena Lewis
Chairperson Elect - Reed Morgan
Vice Chairperson - Ann Fulcher
Secretary - Tom Bettes
Immediate Past-Chairperson - Cherrie Pullium
Standing Committee Chairs
Membership - Susan Wendel
Financial Assistance - Open
Judge Paul Pape