Headshot of Craig Pollard
A Long Time Ago,
I Made a Promise…
I made a promise to God that if I got through my second battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I would do something to make the world a better place for cancer survivors.
Owen Craig Pollard, Founder
Cancer for College

2022 CFC Annual Report
Read all about the events and activities of Cancer for College as we support young cancer survivors to thrive through college and beyond!

Mission & Vision

Cancer for College provides need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors.


At Cancer for College, we commend those willing to donate time and energy to support our mission. To help out with an upcoming event, lend your professional expertise to scholars or our staff, or propose to help out in another way, please email info@cancerforcollege.org.


Our application process runs from November 1 through January 31 of each year. If you need help with your application please email applications@cancerforcollege.org.

Our Board

Cancer for College is proud to have an amazing group of individuals from all walks of life that give their time to help the charity thrive and grow. We are honored that these individuals have made our mission a priority in their busy lives. The founders of the charity and the entire advisory committee serve in a volunteer capacity.

Executive Board

Craig Pollard

Dan Hughes
Vice President

Rob O’Carroll

Jolene Leonard

Greg Flores

Mark Wernig

Emil Wohl

Advisory Board

Will Ferrell
Celebrity Spokesman

Heather Alexander
Amazon Web Services

Kevin Dee
Senior Managing Director, Charles Dunn Company

Dr. Stephen Forman
Director of Hematology and Oncology: City Hope Medical Center

Taylor Haden
Partner, Tippett Moorhead & Haden

Ashley Kline
Kendis & Co, Friends of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Matt Kline
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Steve Leonard
Jersey Mike’s Area Director

Jolene Leonard
Jersey Mike’s Area Director

Dr. Robert Lisac
Emory/Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

Will McCoy
President — LAB

Andrew McMahon
Dear Jack Foundation

Tim Old
Old Family Scholarship

Amelia Old
Old Family Scholarship

Joshua Pollard
Avery Dennison

Stacy Pollard


Steve Short
Retired – Enterprise Holdings

Larry Simon
CEO Life Firms

Ken Simpson

Johnese Spisso
CEO, UCLA Hospital System

Scott Sproule

Michael Waterbury
Founder & CEO, RemedyOne & Goodroot

Caroline Wohl
Wohl PR

Kate Wojcik
Mira Costa College

Jenn Zeis
Toolbox Medical

Cancer for College Staff

Greg Flores
Executive Director

Kelli Vigorito
Director of Community & Corporate Partnerships

Melody Bartholomew
Marketing Director

Tabithia Engle
Director of Donor Impact – East Coast

Shelby Wane
Program Manager

Sana Moezzi
Director of Donor Impact – West Coast

Jordan Tuzon
Operations Director

Grace Fickling
Programming and Development Manager

Foundation History


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Tax Return

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Annual Report

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Thanks to our incredible donors and supporters, we accomplished our goal of raising $10M by 2021, enabling us to award $500,000 in scholarships each year in perpetuity. Today, we’re excited to have raised that goal to $20M. These funds will enable us to provide more extensive scholarship funding, educational experiences, and medical debt relief. We look forward to continued expansion in support of our mission to help cancer survivors thrive through college and beyond.