Leading By Example: Jeff and Colleen Walker

April 27, 2014 11:05 am Leading By Example- Jeff and Colleen Walker

Jeff Walker, Executive Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and his wife Colleen elected to make a gift to the Cancer Strategic Support Fund at the OSUCCC – James. These funds are disbursed via a competitive grant process that identifies the most promising work being done at the OSUCCC – James.

Jeff says this fund designation was an easy choice for them. “While the awarded project may be focused on a specific cancer, we know that research on any cancer can lead to breakthroughs for all cancers. We just want to make sure that our dollars go to the best opportunity for making an impact.”

The Walkers are no strangers to the donor community at the OSUCCC – James after attending a number of the fundraising events and meeting with many philanthropic supporters throughout the years. “The one thing that has blown me away here at The James is that the community support is unparalleled and unwavering,” Jeff says. “The willingness of people to give, not just their money, but their time… It’s an honor to be considered part of that community.”

“I’m giving to something that I’m very passionate about and has impacted my life and really changed me. I’m not giving to the organization. I’m giving to the mission.”

Has the Walkers’ generosity inspired you to give? Visit cancer.osu.edu/waystogive to donate to the OSUCCC – James

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