NETRF Giving Societies 2022

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, at least 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.

James Beatty

Jeanette Concilio

Anne Doyle and James Stock

Steve* and Lisa Kaufer

Ed Peine

Victor Rhodes


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 years of advancement.

Paul Anderson
Mark and Cindy Blotner
Karen Bopp and Elliott McEntee
Gail Borgen
Tim Branaman
John Caruso
Lesley and Ronnie Compton
Karen Davies
Maureen Drewsen
John and Anne Farrell
Nicole Feeley
Michelle Ferritto
Wayne and Susan Firsty
Carla Flaim and Vicki Dailey
Jennifer Flaniken
Robert and Kristina Frick
Todd* and Terry Gilman
Paul Godlewski
Loretta and Thomas Gordon
Samuel Greenfield and Patricia Jackson
Blair and Dori Haas
John Harris
Susan Holzman
Lou and Monica Kaplan

Mary Keating
Petra Kernahan
David Levine
Vera and Mel Levine
Joseph Li, M.D.*
Ted and Susan McCullough
Martin and Leean Nemeroff
James Panagis, M.D. and Therese Panagis
Bill and Marisa Panagis
Scott Passet
Erica Roberts
Jason and Helen Seltzer
John Shure
Melissa Suman
Dean Zarras and Kirsten Townsend
James and Marianne Walter
Ed and Sandra Webb
Philip and Judith Wolf
Zeldin Family Foundation
Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman


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.

Carol Abrams and Steve Orlovitz
Dana Asher and Scott Reiner
Jennifer Bachman
Jonathan and Cara Baker
Stephen* and Nicole Blackwood
Tom and Nancy Blaney
Thomas and Bettilyn Bogia
Bernard Boland
Gail Borgen
Pamela Bowers
Joe Castrovinci and Gordon Smith
John and Nancy Celik
Russell and Gloria Cipolla
Doug Collins
Leslie and Ronnie Compton
Dale and Carol Conklin
David and Ruth Dahl
Karen Davies
Dean Paras Foundation
Tony Detre* and Yvette Kovats
Maureen Drewsen
James Eisner
Jane Eisner
Constance and Mike Farkas
Wilma Fellman
Jerome and Ruth Firsty
Carla Flaim & Vicki Dailey
Brendan* and Deb Foley
Tamar Fruchtman
Elyse Gellerman and Michael Fierberg
Paul Godlewski
Charles Goldberg
Brian Harris
Sanda Holtslag
Steven and Diane Hucik
Stefanie and Scott Huckleberry
Mary Keating
Donna Kline
Fran Langsner
Suzanne Larraway
Dr. Jan Laskowski
Elaine and Kenneth LaToza

David Levine

Vera & Mel Levine
Michelle and D.J. Long
Richard Love
Josh Mailman* and Juliette Linzer
Paul Maranto
Jess Marino
Julie Mebane* and Kenneth Stipanov
Judy and Steven Myers
Martin and Leean Nemeroff
Mark and Christine O’Rear
Lynn Osband and Steve Dick

Scott Passet
Michael Phillips
Michael Platoff and Jeannine Benson
Harry Proudfoot
Laurie* and Dale Rains
Kathy Randlett
Melissa Reese and Chester Dailey
Gerard and Robin Renna

Erica Roberts
Kelly Sallinger
William Sellers, M.D.
John Shure
Tim and Carrie Stanny
Jeanne St. Pierre
Val and Russ Tippy
Sally Wallace and James Dunphy
James and Marianne Walter
James and Susan Watson
James and Margaret Weaver
Ed and Sandra Webb
Nina Weil
Nancy and Dan Witeck

Philip & Judith Wolf
Scott and Lana Woodcock
Dean Zarras and Kirstin Townsend

Deborah & Wayne Zuckerman

Donor names with an * indicate a NETRF Board member.

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

To learn more about NETRF Giving Societies, please contact our Development Coordinator, Laken Baird at or call us at 617-946-1780.