Cancer touches people throughout our local communities — our customers, members, employees and even our own families and friends. Your organization can support the people around you by partnering with us in the fight against cancer.
For many organizations, giving back to the community is part of doing business. At Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, we work with our corporate and organization partners to understand your mission and goals. Together, we match your organization’s charitable interests with opportunities to provide much needed support for cancer research, patient care and education.
Become a partner supporting cancer research and education
A corporate or organizational partnership with Mays Cancer Center means more than just a financial connection. By supporting our cancer programs, you’re helping raise awareness about cancer research, education, treatment and prevention. And you’re expanding your organization’s audiences in ways that show you care about cancer and how it affects your community.
At Mays Cancer Center, you’ll find several ways to partner with us:
Fund an endowment such as a fellowship, professorship or academic chair.
We can work together to customize a giving opportunity for your organization to support Mays Cancer Center.
Please contact Sheri Ortiz, Executive Director of Principal Gifts, at 210-450-5512 or Simone Lewis, Director of Development, at 210-450-2020.
Find inspiration in our partners
We are grateful to our corporate and organization partners for their support for Mays Cancer Center. Their donation and fundraising efforts have had an extraordinary impact on our cancer research and education efforts. Read more about our dedicated partners for inspiration on ways to work with us.
SA Cancer Council
The SA Cancer Council’s mission is to support the Mays Cancer Center through fundraising, patient assistance, volunteer services and community outreach and education. Since its founding in 1984, this all-volunteer nonprofit organization has raised more than $5 million to support cancer research and our patients at Mays Cancer Center.
Their fundraising efforts and events include the annual Spring Luncheon and annual Cure Cancer Card fundraiser. Learn more about the SA Cancer Council.
San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio Express-News sponsors the annual Book & Author Luncheon, which benefits our phase 1 clinical research program. This fundraiser, which features six prominent authors and their current releases, has raised more than $4 million since the first event in 1991.
Vulcan Materials Company
Since 1994, the Southwest Division of Vulcan Materials Company, the nation's largest aggregate producer, has hosted the annual Vulcan Fun Shoot. This popular sporting-clay shooting competition attracts more than 450 participants each year and features a full day of activities, including a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction. Since its inception, the Vulcan Fun Shoot has raised more than $3 million to benefit cancer research at Mays Cancer Center.
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q®
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q sponsors an annual Pink Cup for a Cause campaign, which has raised more than $150,000 since it began in 2015. The campaign benefits the SA Cancer Council, which donates the funds to support breast cancer research and care at Mays Cancer Center.
City of Schertz
This nearby town hosts the annual Kick Cancer Pep Rally and 5K Run every March to benefit Mays Cancer Center. Since 2009, the City of Schertz has raised nearly $200,000 to support innovative cancer research and new drug development.
Each year, H-E-B sponsors the End Cancer campaign to benefit MD Anderson Cancer Center and Mays Cancer Center. H-E-B customers have the opportunity to make donations at their supermarket checkouts. Since 2016, H-E-B has raised more than $900,000, with a portion of the funds raised in San Antonio going to Mays Cancer Center.