About Us

Summit Bank Foundation endeavors to establish a thriving community, free of cancer and the burden of disease. Our founder, Shirley Nelson was inspired by the tremendously skilled physicians at the UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Research Center, who helped her win her courageous battle with cancer.

Summit Bank Foundation prides itself in creating avenues for research, innovation, education and hope for the doctors, patients and the community who have been or will be affected by cancer.

Our Mission

  • To garner funds in support of research at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Research Center
  • To aid doctors in pursing a cure and provide financial assistance for innovation and progressive research
  • To provide scholarships to students who have overcome adversity in their journey for success in education