Mark Quinlan

Executive Director

Mark has served as Executive Director for the Fanconi Cancer Foundation since 2017. As Executive Director, Mark oversees all facets of operations, finances, and program development, while expanding the donor base, investigating new revenue sources, and elevating impact. He leads with empathy, inclusivity, and unwavering dedication to the cause. He has obtained a  bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavior Science and a master’s in Public Administration, which have helped shape his leadership style. He strives to enact meaningful change and positive growth and feels most fulfilled when he is helping others.

“I love knowing that when I go to work each day I have the ability to affect the lives of others in a positive way.” Mark’s love of the outdoors brought him from his native Minnesota to the mountains of the west to pursue his career in nonprofit management while still nourishing his love of nature. He now lives in Coburg, Oregon, with his wife Cheryl. In addition to cycling and fly-fishing, Mark enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures.

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Breaking Ground in Cancer Research: Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant

That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research, a flagship funding opportunity in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation: A New Era in FA Research & Impact

In 1989, Lynn and David Frohnmayer founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF), determined and desperate to find a cure for their three daughters diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Since then, their vision has grown into a vibrant community of FA families, researchers, clinicians, donors, fundraisers, staff, and volunteers, all dedicated to improving outcomes for people with FA.

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2024 Research Updates

Research is the answer to one day making FA a treatable, manageable disease. Here, you'll discover the most recent strides in FA research and activities funded by FCF. Every quarter, we'll bring you updates on newly funded grants, ongoing projects, and significant milestones.

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