Team Jack Foundation

The Team Jack Foundation was formed out of a grass roots movement which started in Atkinson, Nebraska.  The predecessors to the Team Jack Foundation were the family and friends of Jack Hoffman.  Now buoyed by a State and Nation's overwhelming support, Team Jack is committed to raising substantial money for the sole purpose of funding relevant pediatric brain cancer research.

Funding research that focuses on identifying brain cancer genetic mutations, and then treating those mutations with chemically engineered smart drugs, is a priority.  The result will be kinder, gentler, and more successful treatment protocols.  In addition to funding research to develop effective drug therapies, the Team Jack Foundation also funds neurosurgical research.  A successful brain tumor resection helps set the stage in the fight against brain cancer.  One of the best defenses against a brain tumor is a successful neurosurgery. 

Above all, the primary mission of the Team Jack Foundation is to raise money for research. With an overall survival rate of just around 70%, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in this area.  The diseases that we as a society spend resources on, ultimately see improved treatments and survival rates.  It is time that pediatric brain cancer becomes a member of that community.  

The Team Jack Foundation is unlike other cancer foundations. Your investment in Team Jack is closely attenuated to direct, impactful research. No big CEO salaries. The CEO is a volunteer.  Team Jack is comprised of hardworking Team members who are directly impacted by the disease that they are so incredibly committed to fighting against.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of our ambitious goals.  Together, we can accomplish great things.   Through these gates ...

Team Jack Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Kari Galyen - Norfolk, Nebraska

Thomas Chvala - Lincoln, Nebraska

Janae Simard - Omaha, Nebraska

Andrew J. Hoffman - Atkinson, Nebraska (Andy@TeamJackFoundation.Org)

Tiffany M. Miller - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Chief Development Officer

Kylie Dockter - Atkinson, Nebraska (Kylie@TeamJackFoundation.Org)

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Charles Stiles - PhD, Director of Cancer Biology at Harvard Medical School / Research Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Mark Kieran - MD/PhD, Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School Clinical Faculty, Boston, Massachusetts

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Legal Notice:

The Team Jack Foundation, Inc. is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions made to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Team Jack Foundation is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the code. Any business needing a copy of the Team Jack Foundation's official IRS notice may request the same by sending a request to: kylie@TeamJackFoundation.Org.