Under One Umbrella was launched over a decade ago to raise money to create the freestanding Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Thanks to generous support from the community, the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center has become a preeminent center specializing in the research and treatment of women’s cancers. Under One Umbrella has raised over $65 million through the philanthropic funds generated by our supporters.

You can help support the Under One Umbrella - Women’s Cancer Innovation Awards by making a gift online. If you would like to speak to someone directly about making a gift, please contact  Michele Thompson, Cancer Specialist Fundraiser in Stanford’s Office of Medical Center Development via email at michelet@stanford.edu.

Follow “Under One Umbrella – Friends of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center” on Facebook for news and updates throughout the year.

Welcome to Our First Newsletter

Read about UOU's ongoing endeavors, inspirational events, and latest philanthropic impacts.

Learn more about the UOU Benefit event.

Steering Committee

Nicole Kidman and Trisha Yearwood | Honorary Chairs
Lisa Schatz | Chair Emeritus
Cynthia Sewell | Chair
Judy Zafran | Chair

Committee Members

Deborah Berek
Dana Bisconti
Fran Codispoti
Jean Colen
Susie Fox
Jill Freidenrich
Lisa Goldman
Jacque Jarve

Debbie Rachleff
Lisa Schatz
Cynthia Sewell
Jane Solomon
Dianne Taube
Jessica Weil
Judy Zafran
and Laurie K. Lacob (1957-2023)

Past Committee Members

Suzanne Crandall
Ann Doerr
Lainie Garrick
Jillian Manus Saltzman
Lori Porica
Josie Shiff

Help the patients, faculty, and staff at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center by supporting innovative research and patient care programs. Make a gift in honor of a loved one or to celebrate this season of giving.

For more information, please contact Jayne Mordell at mordell@stanford.edu.

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Philanthropic Impacts

The principal areas of research in our center focus on new methods of screening, early detection, and treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers. We are pleased to share with you some recent advances and research highlights from work made possible by philanthropic generosity.

Her Reminder

Dr. Ellie Guardino's former patient Lena Tailo has commissioned a beautiful new song by Leila Milki in honor of Guardino's life and legacy.

Under One Umbrella Archive

Visit our archive of all previous Under One Umbrella events.

What It Means to Be a Survivor

To honor Women's Cancer Awareness, we invite you to explore four stories about patients who have survived a diagnosis of ovarian or breast cancer after treatment at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center.