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

2021 CFC Annual Report
Read all about the events and activities of Cancer for College as we cancer survivors thrive through college and beyond!


mission & vision

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


Cancer for College can always use help with events. Please email info@cancerforcollege.org for details on an upcoming event in your area.


Our application process runs from November 1 through January 31 of each year. If you need help with your application please call 760.599.5096.

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

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

Agnieszka Whittaker
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Kate Wojcik
Mira Costa College

Jenn Zeis
Toolbox Medical

Cancer for College Staff

Greg Flores
Executive Director

Melody Bartholomew
Marketing Director

Shelby Wane
Program Manager

Foundation History


Download a copy of Cancer for College’s 501(c)3 certification.
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Tax Return

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Annual Report

Read up on the charity through our current Annual Report.
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Cancer for College had set a goal of reaching $10M in our scholarship endowment and we proud to say we hit the goal in 2021. This allows us to give $500K in scholarships each year in perpetuity for as long as support was needed. We have set a new goal to reach $20M so that we may provide more extensive scholarships, educational opportunities, learning experiences and the ability to help cancer survivors in other ways so that they may thrive through college and beyond.