VCU Massey Cancer Center


Massey Alliance, in support of VCU Massey Cancer Center

  • Join the Massey Alliance

    The Massey Alliance is a group of young professionals who raise awareness of and support for the research, resources and programs at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Through volunteerism, community outreach and fundraising, the Alliance expresses its strong support for the people and programs at Massey.

    Since its formation in 2002, the Alliance has evolved into an over 40-member junior board under the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, as well as an ever-expanding group of more than 500 volunteers. Through its events, outreach and fundraising, the Alliance forms a foundation of philanthropy, that will benefit Massey Cancer Center for years to come.

    To join or to recommend a friend for membership, please complete our Massey Alliance Registration Form. You will receive regular e-mails about volunteer opportunities, special events and updates about Massey and the Alliance. If you have questions, please contact or visit the Massey Alliance Facebook page.

    The Massey Alliance combined fun and philanthropy to raise money, awareness and provide important volunteer support for Massey through:

    • Fundraising: The Massey Alliance donates all proceeds from its events throughout the year directly to the Massey Cancer Center.
    • Volunteerism: The Massey Alliance Board Members and the Massey Alliance support numerous events benefiting Massey, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, Saks Fifth Avenue “Key to the Cure,” and The Bizarre Bazaar. The Alliance is always looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers; please take a look at our fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
    • Community outreach: Mosaic of Hope is the the tile-painting project and display for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and an example of the Alliance’s community spirit. Patients who receive stem cell or bone marrow transplants have the opportunity to paint their own ceramic tile as a reflection of their experience. Tiles are framed and displayed in the unit as a way to honor both the individual and the shared journey of patients and caregivers.
    • Community awareness: The members of the Massey Alliance are charged with helping to raise awareness for VCU Massey Cancer Center as an important local and national institution for cancer research and patient care. Alliance members can be found at various events such as the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, throughout the year promoting research and patient care.
  • Massey Alliance Events

    Throughout the year, the Massey Alliance hosts several events to raise funds and awareness for Massey Cancer Center, as well as provide great networking opportunities for other passionate young professionals in the Richmond area. 

    Upcoming Events: 

    Friday, September 22, 2017 -- Mayo Island, Richmond, VA 

    Plan now to join us for 2017's Massey on the River presented by CoStar Group Friday, September 22, 2017, hosted by the Massey Alliance.

    Guests will once again dance along to the lively tunes of Three Sheets to the Wind, enjoy delicious bites and beverages, and bid on enticing silent auction items - all along the backdrop of the James River. Interested in sponsoring this annual fundraising event? Sponsorship opportunities are available between $1,000 - $7,500!

    Purchase tickets and sign up to volunteer here.  




  • Massey Alliance Board Members

    2016-2017 Massey Alliance Board Officers 

    Elizabeth Minter, President
    Abbey Withrow, President Elect
    Mike Gray, Immediate Past President
    Lisa Kurczewski, Outreach Chair
    Meg Irvin, Communications Chair
    Ryan Gabriel, M.D., Fundraising Chair
    Sarah Jenks, Education Chair
    Conor Ashby and Anny Irons, Co-Membership Development Chair
    Margot McDonald, Secretary


    2016-2017 Massey Alliance Board Members

    Conor Ashby

    Katie Barbour

    Victoria Brock

    Jay Carpenter

    Tomeka Carroll

    Nicholas S. DeVita

    Leanne Ferry

    Ryan Gabriel

    Mike Gray

    Ashley Helms

    Anny Irons

    Megan Irvin

    Kimberly Jackson

    Sarah Boykin Jenks

    Lisa Kurczewski

    Cambridge Lestienne

    Philip Vance Matthews

    Darren Mazzoni

    Margot Adams McDonald

    William McGoogan

    Elizabeth Minter

    Clint A. Nichols

    Lindsay Paladino

    Brantley Blair Scott

    Nicholas Jack Shedd

    Haley Swaney

    Christina Todd

    Steven A. Valdez

    Thomas Warthen

    Abigail Withrow 

    Michelle Adcock
    , Massey Cancer Center Development Board Liaison

    Lauren Kiger, Massey Cancer Center Development Events Liaison

  • Massey Alliance Quick Links

    The Massey Alliance serves as a group of dedicated volunteers who share Massey Cancer Center's mission, achievements and upcoming events with their peers. Below are important links to ensure that our members are informed and armed to serve as positive advocates for Massey Cancer Center. 

    Quick Links 


    Massey Alliance Facebook Page 

    The Massey Alliance Facebook page is the best way to get the most up-to-date information about Massey Alliance events, promotions and news about Massey Cancer Center. Don't forget to use #MasseyAlliance when attending our events! 


    Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit

    The Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit is a one-stop-shop for Massey information. From videos to powerpoints to our news and stats, this link provides you with basic Massey background information. 


    Massey Cancer Center News Blog

    The blog is where you will find great articles on Massey researchers and the impact their work is making in our community and beyond. 

Massey Alliance in action

  • Massey Alliance check 2013
  • MM 2014
  • MM 2014 - Poklepovic
  • MM 2013 - glasses
  • MOTR 2013 - silent auction
  • MOTR 2013 - band with sign
  • MOTR 2013 - band