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Massey Club

30+ years of giving, innovation and impact

30+ years ago, an incredibly loyal and creative group of Massey donors created something extraordinary.

Massey Club is VCU Massey Cancer Center’s leadership annual giving society, which recognizes donors who make annual cumulative unrestricted gifts totaling $1,000 or more. Massey Club donors lead by example to fuel innovation, shape the future of cancer research and, ultimately, save lives. A future without cancer starts with Massey Club. A future without cancer starts with you.

“We, as an NCI-designated center of excellence, can save lives. We can offer better treatment. Massey Club funding helps make that all possible.” - Becky Massey

Massey Club Impact


Thanks, in part, to the generosity of Massey Club donors, Massey is achieving its goal to be a premier community-focused cancer center and a national leader in cancer health equity research. Read more about the Massey Club and its impact during the most recent fiscal year.

“Massey Club, truly, was founded on the shoulders of giants.” - Becky Massey.
Massey directors These giants include Massey Cancer Center directors (from left to right): I. David Goldman, M.D., Robert A. Winn, M.D., Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., and the late Walter Lawrence, M.D.
“The last 30 years have been transformational. Unrestricted funding, which is what the Massey Club raises, is critical. Grants [can] take years. Having that flexibility to move things ahead faster, to realize an important advance that might otherwise be lost.” – Gordon Ginder, M.D., former Massey Cancer Center director

Thank you to our Massey Club founding and legacy members

Mr. Richard L. Beadles | Mr. and Mrs. Robert. C. Best | Mr. Charles N. Brice | Mr. and Mrs. William G. Broaddus | Mr. and Mrs. Austin Brockenbrough III | Mr. and Mrs. Drew St. John Carneal | Mr. A. E. Carver, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. John L. Clark | Mr. and Mrs. William T. Clarke | Mrs. Mary Laurie S. Cooke | Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Cowan | Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Crone Mr. and Mrs. John R. Curtis, Jr. | Mrs. Nancy del Castillo | Mr. and Mrs. W. Ronald Dietz | Mr. and Mrs. William F. Etherington | Mr. and Mrs. James S. Evans | Dr. Carole E. and Mr. James E. Farnham | Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Field | Mr. Elmer M. Fiery | Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Fogarty, Jr. |William J. Frable, M.D. | Mr. T. Fleetwood Garner | Dr. and Mrs. I. David Goldman | Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gordon, Jr. Mrs. Lucylle F. Gordon | Mrs. Mary B. Hamilton | Mr. Wirt H. Hatcher, Jr. | Dr. and Mrs. J. Shelton Horsley | Mr. and Mrs. J. Randolph Hutcheson | Mr. Kenneth F. Johnson | Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Lavenstein | Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. LeClair | Mr. Edsel H. Lester | Mrs. James A. Linen, IV | Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lipman | Mr. and Mrs. George C. Marshall | Ms. Susie C. Massey | Mr. and Mrs. William Blair Massey | Mr. and Mrs. E. Morgan Massey | Mr. and Mrs. William E. Massey, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. John C. Maxwell, Jr. | Dr. Mary T. McClenahan | Ms. Carolyn M. Meares Mr. and Mrs. Philip Minor | Dr. Shirley and Mr. Sture Olsson | The Honorable and Mrs. Lewis W. Parker, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. Stanley F. Pauley | Mr. B. David Peck | The Honorable and Mrs. Edward A. Powell, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. Sumpter T. Priddy, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Reed, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Reid, Jr. | Dr. and Mrs. J. Darrell Rice | Mr. Otto Rich | Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Richardson | Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ryan, Jr. | Mr. Norman A. Scher | Dr. and Mrs. H. Bernard Showalter | Mr. and Mrs. William F. Shumadine, Jr. | Mr. and Mrs. Michael | W. Smith | Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Smith | Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Spalding, Jr. | Mr. Mark A. Sternheimer, Sr. | Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Sweeney | Mr. and Mrs. William B. Thalhimer | Gen. Robert N. Tyson | Mr. and Mrs. E. Massie Valentine | Mr. and Mrs. Marshall B. Wishnack

Together, WE can make a future without cancer possible. One gift, one conversation, one more life saved at a time.

Learn more and join the Massey Club

Donors who make an annual cumulative gift of $1,000 or more are automatically considered members of the Massey Club. For more information, contact Robinette Tiller, Associate Director of Annual Giving, (804) 828-0034 office.