Nov 09, 2022 9:00 AM

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Loren Savage
Loren Savage

Huntsman Cancer Foundation president and COO, Susan Sheehan, announced the appointment of Loren Savage as the new vice president. This change in position represents a promotion in a succession of advancements for Savage, who began working for the foundation six years ago as a development officer.

Sheehan noted that throughout Savage’s tenure at the foundation, he has provided exceptional leadership increasing support for donations for facilities construction, cancer research, and grateful patient philanthropy. He has introduced innovation to the planned giving arena, thereby doubling the number of gifts the foundation will receive through wills and trusts. As important, he has generously extended his expertise to benefit the broader philanthropy profession at the University of Utah

“In my 30-year career in philanthropy, I have had the opportunity to mentor a select number of people in the field. Loren has achieved a level of impact that is unprecedented in advancing cancer resources for research and care,” said Sheehan. “He is that rare employee who soars when presented with a seemingly insurmountable set of challenges. It is so rewarding to recognize his hard work and exceptional skills.” 

Mr. Savage had 17 years of experience in non-profit work when he was recruited to Utah six years ago from Chicago. He has a bachelor of arts in organizational development of social entrepreneurship from DePaul University. He enjoys life in Utah with his husband Brian and their son, Davison.

"I am thrilled to step into this new role at Huntsman Cancer Foundation," Savage said. "We have an amazing team working together to engage our generous donors, patients, families, and community members across the Mountain West. I look forward to deepening the relationships with all our key stakeholders to nurture Huntsman Cancer Institute’s world-class cancer care and cutting-edge cancer research."

Savage began in this new role with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation on November 1.

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. Huntsman Cancer Institute provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. It is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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