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We are on a Mission

Cancer for College has set a goal of reaching $10 Million in our scholarship endowment fund by the year 2020.  This would allow us to give a set amount of scholarships each year in perpetuity for as long as support was needed.  We are currently just over $5 Million.  This will allow us to exit the heavy fundraising mode we are in currently and allow us the opportunity to focus more readily on our scholarship recipients needs as they work toward their college degree.

A Long Time Ago,

I Made a Promise to God...

  • Greg Flores, Executive Director
  • Donna Ostrower, Chief Development Officer
  • Abby Houck, Pacific Northwest Director
  • Mitch Friesen, Director of Growth & Community

28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 315
Temecula, CA 92590

981 Park Center Drive
Vista, CA 92081

7511 Greenwood Ave N. 
Suite #512
Seattle, Wa 98103

contact us via email at info@cancerforcollege.org


Cancer for College is proud to have an amazing group of individuals from all walks of life that give their time to help the charity thrive and grow. We are honored that the following individuals have made our mission a priority in their busy lives. The Founders of the charity and the entire advisory committee serve in a volunteer capacity.


  • Craig Pollard: President/CEO
  • Matt Kline: Vice President
  • Scott Sproule: Treasurer
  • Julie Kelly: Secretary
  • Will Ferrell, At-Large
  • Dan Hughes: At-Large
  • Sara Hyzer: At-Large


  • Will Ferrell: Celebrity Spokesman
  • Cole Brodman: Retired CMO T-Mobile
  • Kelly DeVita: Gear for Sports
  • ​Hardy Ehlers:  Attorney, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Dr. Stephen Forman: Director of Hematology and Oncology City of Hope Medical Center
  • Dan Hughes: CEO Coast Environmental
  • Sara Hyzer, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC
  • Ashley Kline: Kendis & Co, Friends of Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Matt Kline: Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Julie Kelly: Co-Founder Flexource
  • Martin Lesak: Partner, United Talent Agency
  • Andrew McMahon, Dear Jack Foundation
  • ​Robert O'Carroll, O'Carroll Investment Management
  • Stacy Pollard, Co-Founder
  • Scott Ripperton: Senior VP Wells Fargo
  • Scott Sproule: SPX
  • Larry Simon: CEO Life Firms
  • Johnese Spisso: CEO, UCLA Hospital System

Owen Craig Pollard, Founder

Cancer for College


Our application process runs from November 1 through January 31 of each year. If you need help with your application please call 760.599.5096.


Cancer for College can always use help with events. Please email info@cancerforcollege.org for details on an upcoming event in your area. 

mission & vision

We provide hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by granting college scholarships.  Since inception, we have granted over $2.3 million.


I made a promise that if I got through my second battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I would do something to make the world a better place for cancer survivors.

Foundation History

  1. 1994Craig Pollard founds Cancer for College and grants first scholarship of $500
  2. 2008 - Cancer for College grants over $225K in scholarships in one year.
  3. 2013 - Cancer for College celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a star studded comedy show in San Diego hosted by Will Ferrell
  4. 2015 - Cancer for College surpasses $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 cancer survivors from around the country

Our founder