Stephenson Gift

The Stephenson Family Foundation and Peggy and Charles Stephenson are longtime supporters of the University of Oklahoma and cancer care in our state. They have committed a transformational gift of $20 million to Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine to support research faculty and to renovate the building where cancer breakthroughs happen. Join the Stephensons in supporting this mission by donating today. Your gift of any size is a significant contribution to cancer research.  

How to Support This Gift

You can have an important role in increasing the impact of the generous gift made by Charles and Peggy Stephenson. Every gift, no matter how large or small, extends the work of Stephenson Cancer Center to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. The center is committed to raising an additional $20 million to match the recent Stephenson gift, making available a total of $40 million to change the course of lives affected by cancer. Support this initiative by making a gift today. Each gift is valued and appreciated.

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What the Gift Supports

The generosity of the Stephenson family will enhance research endeavors in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Recruitment of additional world-class scientists,
  • Creation of five new endowed chairs in cancer research, and
  • Renovation of laboratory space with innovative features and technology.

The gift also will further Stephenson Cancer Center’s pursuit of Comprehensive Status from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 2018, Stephenson achieved its position as Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, representing the top 2% of cancer centers in the United States. Comprehensive Status builds on that distinction with recognition for an added depth and breadth of research, as well as substantial collaboration between scientists across many types of cancers.

About the Stephensons

Members of the Stephenson family have been deeply affected by cancer during their lives. They have transformed those personal experiences into an opportunity for each patient and family at Stephenson Cancer Center to receive the best care available, informed by the latest research discoveries.

“When we had the opportunity to give back in a way that would fight cancer, we knew that’s what we wanted to do,” the Stephensons said. “Our entire family is committed to helping the cancer center continue the pursuit of excellence. Research is crucial in creating more effective treatments for all types of cancers. Research excellence, combined with the care and compassion of everyone who works at the cancer center, is what makes it such a special place. We are grateful to help make a difference.”