FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR OUR FUTURE: CHARLES R. O'MALLEY 1915-2008
SurvivorVision extends its deepest thanks to the late Charles “Chuck” R. O’Malley, for his generous philanthropic contributions to SurvivorVision. Chuck, as he was known by family and friends, gave heavily to education and medical research initiatives, especially in the latter years of his life.
During retirement, he kept active with travel, including lengthy stays during the winter with his sister in Las Vegas and a brother in Arizona. He was a major donor to Columbia University where he helped endow the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Fund, a national organization sponsored by the University, named in his honor, to aid student editors of newspapers, magazines and yearbooks in the nation’s high schools. He was also a grateful donor to the Columbia College Fund, Ball State University in Indiana and the University of South Carolina. He also donated millions to St. Patrick’s School in Perry, Iowa, a school founded by his mother and of which he was always a proud graduate.
A successful businessman, educator, and nurse, the native Iowan endowed a portion of his estate to SuvivorVision, on honor of his great niece, our founder, Julia O’Malley Stepenske. His extraordinary generosity has made it possible for us to launch our own support programs for survivors of pediatric cancer. Please check back with us to learn more about these innovative programs in the coming months.