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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.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (the U) is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The institute is leading the world in scientific discovery, and turning it into unsurpassed cancer care, transforming hope into a reality. Huntsman Cancer Institute focuses on delivering a cancer-free frontier to Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming (The Area We Serve). Huntsman Cancer Institute is home to over 300 clinical trials, with over 237 research teams studying cancer at any given time and more genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s scientists are world renown for understanding how cancer begins and using that knowledge to develop innovative approaches to treat each patient’s unique tumor. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.