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San Francisco Discovery Gala

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Chase Center, San Francisco


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The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Since 2011, the San Francisco Discovery Gala has raised more than $16.2 million to fund the American Cancer Society’s mission and has become one of the premier fundraising events for cancer, both locally and across the nation. In 2023, the event won the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Event of The Year award. It garners the support of the business community and is led by an extraordinary volunteer Board of Ambassadors who champion the mission year-round.

On September 28th, be a part of a transformative evening at the 13th annual San Francisco Discovery Gala, where your presence contributes to bold strides and innovative breakthroughs in cancer research and care. Together, we can reshape the future and end cancer as we know it, for everyone.


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Our Chair

Kelly Ducourty

Kelly Ducourty leads all customer operations, customer success and professional services, enablement, incentive design, and global partners to advance the organization’s mission to help customers and partners achieve exceptional business outcomes and ongoing value with UiPath.

Ducourty joins UiPath most recently from Google, where she led Go-to-Market Strategy and Operations at Google Cloud and also drove the small-and-medium sized business segment. In this role, she played a key part in the global sales organization and was accountable for driving Google Cloud’s growth at scale. This included geographical expansion into more than 10 markets, focusing on industry-specific approaches and solutions to enable positive customer outcomes, and implementing approaches to enhance sales operations for the organization.

Prior to joining Google, Ducourty spent over two decades at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in various sales capacities. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales Excellence where she was responsible for all global sales functions within HPE and was chartered to provide best practices and synergies globally across the organization. In that role, she also led the ‘as a service’ business, and was responsible for large deal business development and the enablement of the company’s sales and partners. Prior, she led the companies’ largest and most strategic accounts spanning five industries.

Our Vice-Chair

Andrew Schultz

Chief Finance Officer, HPE Aruba Networking

With more than 25 years of experience in the technology, media, and telecom industries, Andrew has a proven track record in leading strategy, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and divestments and integrations. At Aruba, he is responsible for ensuring the organization is fiscally aligned to HPE’s strategy and well positioned to execute strategic initiatives in growth areas. His experience spans from large corporations to early-stage startups to venture capital investing. Having lived in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States, Andrew has a profound appreciation for diversity and has developed critical skills to lead and motivate at all levels of the organization across multi-cultural teams and multi-functional divisions. He is a qualified SCUBA instructor and Divemaster, and enjoys extreme winter and summer sports and cheering alongside his wife while watching his two children play water polo and volleyball. 

Our Mission

Mission Funding: ACS General

As the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, discovery, and patient support, the American Cancer Society has made significant contributions to the fight against cancer over the last 110 years. We advocate for lifesaving policy changes, promote healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer, and provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. We also research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatment.

Yet, there is still work to be done – which is why we are so glad you have joined us tonight! The American Cancer Society continues to work tirelessly to fund research and provide support for all types of cancer. And thanks to your generous support, we work to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Every cancer. Every life.

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Our Impact

110 Years

For more than 10 decades, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to pursuing better outcomes for every cancer, every life. Today, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, but there is still work to be done. Join us, support us, and help us end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

$ 6.9 B

towards cancer research

68 %
Survival Rate

increase in five-year survival rate for all cancers combined

50.8 M
Saving Lives

lives touched in 2022

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