February 16, 2007

Jones to lead VICC development efforts

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Beth Jones

Jones to lead VICC development efforts

Beth Jones, who has been working as interim director of Development for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center since last year, has been tapped to take the role permanently.

As executive director of Development for Vanderbilt-Ingram, Jones will continue to lead fund-raising campaign efforts and work closely with key donors.

Randy Farmer, executive associate vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said Jones is the right person for the role.

“I had the opportunity to work closely with her on a variety of issues and it became clear that she's thoughtful, logical, well organized and highly respected by our physicians,” said Farmer.

Jones said securing philanthropic support for Vanderbilt-Ingram is also important to her on a personal level.

“Seven years ago this January, my father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Thanks to physician-scientists at leading academic research institutions like the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, my father is alive and well today,” said Jones.

“I am thrilled to be working with our world-renowned physicians and scientists at Vanderbilt-Ingram, and the incredible Cancer Clinic staff.

“These dedicated professionals deliver the very best care to all of our patients, they are conducting cutting-edge research that will make a difference for all cancer patients, and they are training the next generation of cancer care providers.”