Recognizing our Peers

The Patrick Mulvey Scholarship

The Patrick Mulvey Scholarship was created in 2020, in honor of Pat’s retirement from MD Anderson and his contributions to NACCDO over the past 30 years. In addition to his amazing leadership at MD Anderson, Pat was instrumental in the founding of NACCDO and its growth from a small group getting together to talk shop over dinner, to sold-out national conferences. The Patrick Mulvey Scholarship pays tribute to his legacy as a mentor to many and his service to NACCDO and the fundraising profession as a whole.

The Patrick Mulvey Scholarship was given out for the first time in 2020 and will cover registration to this year’s conference and up to $1,000 in travel costs for one lucky person from a member center each year. All applicants must be first-time conference attendees and must share why attending this conference would be meaningful to them and their cancer center at this point in time. Subsequent involvement with NACCDO by the recipient is encouraged. An applicant may apply even if already registered for the conference.


Lisa Considine Service Award

Nomination Period Closed – The 2024 Recipient will be announced soon.

The Lisa Considine Service Award is presented each year at the NACCDO annual meeting to a member of NACCDO who has demonstrated great collegiality in their work with fellow members of the organization. The award recipient has shown commitment to their profession of development through mentoring, collaborating and participating with NACCDO colleagues to advance the organization’s mission, and who has gone beyond expected service to their fellow NACCDO colleagues.


Lisa Considine, a founding member of NACCDO to whom this award pays tribute, was recognized as a leading collaborator who greatly assisted the NACCDO organization in its formative years through her collegial leadership. Lisa succumbed to cancer herself at an early age in 2013. The Hummingbird, a favorite subject of Lisa’s artistic expression, is a symbol of tireless energy, of perseverance and because of their ability to hover and take their time drinking nectar, are often thought to be reminders that life is meant to be savored. This symbolizes how Lisa lived her life and the intended spirit of this award.



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