Howard Gannon Fund for Endocrine Surgery & Research

The  Howard Gannon Fund was created by the family and friends of Howard Gannon, Jr.  Howard Gannon, Jr. was a brave man who fought cancer with dignity and grace.  He was a loving and gracious husband of 42 years and a father who taught right from wrong by being a great role model. He was a faithful Christian who influenced many by his love of God. His family and friends created this endowment to give hope to those who will be faced with the challenge of cancer in the future.  Howard Gannon, Jr. was one of the strongest stewards for helping others. His loving spirit continues to live through this fund.

Mrs. Helen Gannon and Mr. Keith Gannon (Mother and Son) have made charitable contributions to Vanderbilt University for the purpose of establishing the Howard Gannon, Jr. Endowment, to support the Endocrine and Thyroid Cancer Disorders surgical department, directed by Dr. Carmen C. Solorzano, at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. Distributions from the Endowment will be made in accordance with Board of Trust policy. Additional private contributions will fund research to help the Vanderbilt Ingram cancer Center prevent, treat and cure Thyroid carcinoma and related Endocrine disorders.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 over the next five years. Memorial contributions made in memory of Howard Gannon, Jr. will be directed to the fund.  Mrs. Helen Gannon and Mr. Keith Gannon have committed to complete the funding.  Information for making additional contributions to the Endowment is available on the Make a Gift page of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center web site.

Funds to support the Howard Gannon, Jr. Endowment will be held in perpetuity as part of the Vanderbilt University Endowment.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is responsible for administering distributions from the fund in accordance with University policy and the terms of this agreement.

On an annual basis, Vanderbilt University will provide an update as to the status and use of the fund to donors and any other member(s) or representative(s) they designate.