The Driskill Foundation
With drive and compassion developed by being a teenager through the Great Depression, Walter Driskill and his wife, Lucienne, established the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Foundation in 1986 to advance medical research, as well as develop programs for abused and orphaned children.
The Driskill Foundation, as it is known today, has been very generous to the medical research efforts of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In 2010, the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine received a $5 million commitment from the Foundation for the establishment of the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Immunotherapy Research Program and Fellowship Fund. The Lurie Cancer Center received and additional commitment of $2 million in 2015 to provide an endowment for immunotherapy research and an expendable fund to provide funds for immediate use to support current research in immunotherapy within the cancer center.