Institutional Advancement Team Members Dedicated to Cancer
The Institutional Advancement Division furthers the mission of UAMS and the Cancer Institute through facilitating relationships with constituents, including staff and faculty; donors; alumni; patients and their families; and community volunteers. Institutional Advancement promotes leadership and engagement of individuals who support and volunteer to advance the university’s mission.
Included in Institutional Advancement are team members who work directly on behalf of the Cancer Institute. Major gift fundraising staff includes:
Interim Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Chief Development Officer, College of Medicine
Brigitte finds fundraising an extremely fulfilling career and believes that facilitating relationships between individuals who want to make a difference and our clinicians, researchers and educators is true work with purpose. "UAMS is a very special academic health science center given the nature of our entrepreneurial faculty and the transformational investment of community members," she said. "Through engagement of benefactors, discoveries are made, people are healed and future health care leaders are born."
Tom Stephenson, J.D.
Senior Director of Development
Tom has engaged in the cancer arena for the last two years at UAMS, working with grateful patients and their families; inspirational philanthropists; brilliant medical practitioners and researchers; and committed, caring hospitalists. He is hopeful that our work together will lead us ever closer to the real promise of a cure for all forms of cancer.
Associate Director of Development
Phyllis is the primary development officer for Cancer Institute events, including the Gala for Life and RockStar Lounge and serves as liaison for the Hot Springs Village Walk and other third-party events. She also is responsible for other major gifts for the Cancer Institute. Phyllis began her career in fundraising at UAMS after seeing firsthand the Cancer Institute's "incredible treatment and compassionate care" extended to a loved one.
Director of Development
Tiffani's role is to identify and secure private philanthropy to support research and general operations for all cancer types. She enjoys engaging donors in philanthropy that is meaningful to them and helps advance our mission.
Executive Director of Special Events
Judy has been a UAMS employee for 37 years, serving in the Cancer Institute for more than 20 of those. She oversees all special events for the campus, including the Cancer Institute's Gala for Life and RockStar Lounge. For Judy, the patients and the battles they fight are a daily reminder of why we do what we do.