Who We Are

The Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund for Lymphoma Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization headquartered in Urbana, IL, and dedicated to raising funds to support oncology nurses throughout the United States.

Students bring a check for Josh’s Fund to Busey Bank on campus (2002)

Josh’s Fund has no paid staff members or administrative costs. Donations go toward support for educational grants to oncology nurses who work with patients undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants. Administered by the Oncology Nursing Foundation, oncology nurses throughout the United States are eligible to receive these awards annually. Donations also enabled the establishment of two endowments for the promotion of resiliency for nurses, the first at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri and a second at Carle Health in Urbana, Illinois.

Board Members

Diane GottheilDiane Gottheil is President since 2016 when she succeeded her late husband Fred but has served on the board since they co-founded Josh’s Fund in 1994 to honor the memory of their son. Diane is retired from the University of Illinois and lives in Urbana, Illinois.

jgf1_saraLisa Gottheil is Vice President and Treasurer, succeeding her mother in this role. Josh was Lisa’s brother and best friend and she has played an active role in Josh’s Fund since its it was founded in 1994. Lisa is a partner in a music publicity firm and lives with her family in New York City.

Susan Curtis is family friend and a long–time supporter of Josh’s Fund. Susan is a member of the faculty of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and lives with her husband Tony and their children in Champaign, Illinois.

George Carlson has known the Gottheil family for many years beginning when he and his wife Lynda were graduate students at the University of Illinois and they have been loyal supporters of Josh’s Fund. George is now retired from his work as an economist in both the public and private sectors and he and Lynda reside in both Durham, North Carolina and Neavitt, Maryland.

Devin Shawn Dalgleish reunited with his former econ professor Fred Gottheil when, as an active alumnus, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the University of Illinois began philanthropic support for Josh’s Fund in 1999. Shawn is a consultant in the field of leadership and team performance and lives in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.

jgf1_ianIan Rodier has been a member of the Board, also since its inception, and is a cousin of Josh. He and his wife Pamela are long-time supporters of Josh’s Fund. Ian is an attorney in private practice and lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio and Boca Raton, Florida.

jgf1_ianEric Schor is a cousin of Josh and a long time supporter of Josh’s Fund along with his wife Alyssa and his many former AEPi fraternity brothers and other friends. Eric is Partner at EMS Communications and lives with Alyssa and their family in Deerfield, Illinois.

Contact us for more information:

Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund for Lymphoma Research
509 East Holmes Street
Urbana, IL 61801-6734


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Fred GottheilFred Gottheil was the founder, leading light, and President of the Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund for Lymphoma Research from 1994 when, working with the Oncology Nursing Society of America the fund was established, until his death in April of 2016. His passion for and commitment to building Josh’s Fund and his strong relationships with family, friends and especially students is the reason that Josh’s Fund will continue to provide support to oncology nurses in perpetuity.