VCU Massey Cancer Center


Massey Alliance

Massey Alliance, in support of VCU Massey Cancer Center

  • Join the Massey Alliance

    The Massey Alliance is a group of young professionals who raise awareness of and support for the research, resources, and programs at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Through volunteerism, community outreach and fundraising, the Alliance expresses its strong support for the people and programs at Massey.

    Since its formation in 2002, the Alliance has evolved into an over 40-member junior board under the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, as well as an ever-expanding group of more than 500 volunteers. Through its events, outreach, and fundraising, the Alliance forms a foundation of philanthropy, that will benefit Massey Cancer Center for years to come.

    To join or to recommend a friend for membership, please complete our Massey Alliance Interest Form . You will receive regular emails about volunteer opportunities, special events and updates about Massey and the Alliance. If you have questions, please contact or visit the Massey Alliance Facebook page.

    The Massey Alliance combined fun and philanthropy to raise money, awareness and provide important volunteer support for Massey through:

    • Fundraising: The Massey Alliance donates all proceeds from its events throughout the year directly to the Massey Cancer Center. The Masey Alliance raises funds through signature events such as Massey on the River and Richmond Brunch Weekend, as well as their Team Massey Alliance fundraising page. 
    • Volunteerism: The Massey Alliance Board Members and the Massey Alliance support numerous events benefiting Massey, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, Women & Wellness Forum Series and more. The Alliance is always looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers; please take a look at our fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
    • Community outreach: Outreach projects include collections of items for patients and families, "Mosaic of Hope," which is the tile-painting project and display for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, support of the Palliative Care Unit therapy dog, Renny, and annual support of at least one family during the holiday season. 
    • Community awareness: The members of the Massey Alliance are charged with helping to raise awareness for VCU Massey Cancer Center as an important local and national institution for cancer research and patient care. Alliance members can be found at various events such as the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, throughout the year promoting research and patient care.
  • Massey Alliance Events

    Throughout the year, the Massey Alliance hosts several events to raise funds and awareness for Massey Cancer Center, as well as provide great networking opportunities for other passionate young professionals in the Richmond area. 

    Upcoming Events: 

    Friday, September 22, 2017 -- Mayo Island, Richmond, VA 

    Plan now to join us for 2017's Massey on the River presented by CoStar Group Friday, September 22, 2017, hosted by the Massey Alliance.

    Guests will once again dance along to the lively tunes of Three Sheets to the Wind, enjoy delicious bites and beverages, and bid on enticing silent auction items - all along the backdrop of the James River. Interested in sponsoring this annual fundraising event? Sponsorship opportunities are available between $1,000 - $7,500! Please contact Michelle Adcock for more information. 

    Purchase tickets and sign up to volunteer here.  

  • Massey Alliance Board Members

    2017-2018 Massey Alliance Board Officers 

    Abbey Withrow, President

    Meg Irvin, President Elect

    Elizabeth Minter, Immediate Past President

    Anny Irons, Outreach Chair

    Sara Woznicki, Communications Chair

    Nicholas Shedd, Fundraising Co-Chair

    Tyler Sorenson, Fundraising Co-Chair

    Sarah Jenks, Education Chair

    Philip Matthews, Membership Development Chair

    Margot McDonald, Secretary


    2017-2018 Massey Alliance Board Members

    Conor Ashby

    Katie Butz

    Tell Carlson

    Nicholas S. DeVita

    Lara Falcone

    Ashton Farrar

    Leanne Ferry

    Ryan Gabriel, M.D.

    Mickey Hofmeister

    Anny Irons

    Megan Irvin

    Sarah Boykin Jenks

    Lisa Kurczewski

    Cambridge P. Lestienne

    Joe Manriquez

    Philip Vance Matthews

    Darren Mazzoni

    Margot Adams McDonald

    William McGoogan

    Elizabeth Minter

    Clint A. Nichols

    Chris Reina

    Nicholas Jack Shedd

    Tyler Sorenson

    Megan Sullivan

    Haley Swaney

    Steven A. Valdez

    Thomas Warthen

    Abigail Withrow

    Sara Woznicki

    Emily Younts

    Keith Zirkle

    Michelle Adcock
    , Massey Cancer Center Development Board Liaison


  • Massey Alliance Quick Links

    The Massey Alliance serves as a group of dedicated volunteers who share Massey Cancer Center's mission, achievements and upcoming events with their peers. Below are important links to ensure that our members are informed and armed to serve as positive advocates for Massey Cancer Center. 

    Quick Links 


    Massey Alliance Facebook Page 

    The Massey Alliance Facebook page is the best way to get the most up-to-date information about Massey Alliance events, promotions and news about Massey Cancer Center. Don't forget to use #MasseyAlliance when attending our events! 


    Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit

    The Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit is a one-stop-shop for Massey information. From videos to powerpoints to our news and stats, this link provides you with basic Massey background information. 


    Massey Cancer Center News Blog

    The blog is where you will find great articles on Massey researchers and the impact their work is making in our community and beyond. 

Massey Alliance in action

  • Massey Alliance check 2013
  • MM 2014
  • MM 2014 - Poklepovic
  • MM 2013 - glasses
  • MOTR 2013 - silent auction
  • MOTR 2013 - band with sign
  • MOTR 2013 - band