NETRF is celebrating 15 years of funding neuroendocrine cancer research.

NETRF and the NET community are grateful for the tremendous support and dedication of the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation and the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation. These significant partnerships have led to a transformational and invaluable investment in NET research over the years to bring us closer to a cure.

With thousands of patients, families, friends, businesses and foundations donating over the years, we are pleased to recognize this philanthropy and announce our NETRF Giving Societies. These societies pay tribute to our most dedicated, longstanding donors, who have funded critical research in neuroendocrine cancers with the goal of finding cures and improved treatments for all NET patients.

Every gift matters to NETRF and has an impact on the patients and families of today and tomorrow. Ongoing, generous giving is integral to the advancement of NET research, it is this kind of momentum that moves research forward and has enabled NETRF to fund research around the world. Your gifts also support essential educational resources for people diagnosed with NETs and their families.


The Founders have been with NETRF since our beginning, all 15 years!

We are grateful for these supporters who have been investing in NET research since the days when we were founded as the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. We celebrate your special partnership and are thankful for your very generous philanthropy.

Steve and Lisa Kaufer

Ed Peine


The Champion Society is for our dedicated donors of 10-14 years. Thank You!

These donors have been integral to the advancements in NET research that we have been able to accomplish through their generosity. They are part of the cornerstone of NETRF’s next 15 years of advancement.

Anania Family
Paul Anderson
James Beatty
Harvey and Mary Beth Cody
Lesley and Ronnie Compton
Anne Doyle
Jerome Firsty
Wayne Firsty
Robert and Kristina Frick
Blair and Dori Haas

Lois Hirt
Joeseph Li, MD
Jim and Terese Panagis
Bill and Marisa Panagis
Don and Susan Pine
Victor Rhodes
Jason and Helen Seltzer
Jonathan Soroff and Sam Mazzarelli
Philip Wolf


The Advocate Society is for our dedicated donors of 5-9 years, our largest society yet!

Collectively, these members have fueled the acceleration in NET research and better treatments for patients. They are our future Champions and Founders.

Jonathan Baker
Mark and Cindy Blotner
Timothy Brice
Caldwell Arts
John Caruso
John and Nancy Celick
Russell Cipolla
Katherin Cobbett
Jeanette Concilio
Dale and Carol Conklin
Clara Cortes
David and Ruth Dahl
Carla Flaim and Vicki Dailey
Karen Davies
Carol DeBacker
Karen Denison
Maureen Drewsen
Stephen Dwyer
Mitchell Eichen
James Eisner
Nick Vantzelfde and Lauren Erb
Falconwood Foundation
John and Anne Farrell
Nicole Feeley
Michelle Ferritto
Tamar Fruchtman

Todd and Terry Gilman
Loretta and Thomas Gordon
Hunter Haas
Hayden Haas
David and Lindsey Hansen
Brian Harris
Helen Harris
John Harris
Ron and Toby Hollander
Sanda Holtslag
Susan Holzman
Megan Hopkins
Rosemary Hu
Steven and Diane Hucik
Laran Hyder
Samuel Greenfield and Patricia Jackson
Carol Randolph Jasmine
Lou and Monica Kaplan
Petra Kernahan
Ari Lasker
Vera and Mel Levine
David Levine
Rachel Lewyn
Josephine and Bruce Li-McLeod
Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer
Ted and Susan McCullough
Karen and Elliott McEntee

Lew and Laura Moorman
Judith and Steven Myers
Eric Nakakura
Richard and Anne Nathan
Martin and Leean Nemeroff
Jon and Lindsay Palevsky 
Harry Proudfoot
Laurie and Dale Rains
Kathy Randlett
Gerard Renna
Erica Roberts
Christine Rowe
William Sellers, M.D.
John Shure
Melissa Suman
James and Marianne Walter
James and Susan Watson
Mr. and Mrs. James Weaver
Ed and Sandra Webb
Michelle Wolf-Bloom
John Yamnicky
Karen Zaritsky
Dean Zarras
Zeldin Family Foundation
Deborah Zuckerman
Julie Zvara

Every Gift Matters

Your support – in whatever amount – demonstrates your belief in the future of NET research. All NETRF donors who are first time contributors or have given less than 5 years will become members of the Every Gift Matters society and join the NETRF community to maintain the momentum towards a cure for NETs.

We greatly appreciate every gift given to NETRF, and we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing. Please notify Eva May, Development Assistant, of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting her at We regret any errors.

To learn more about NETRF Giving Societies, please contact Susan Payson at or (617) 946-1782.