Memorial Donations

Thank you for the outpouring of support. We have received many requests on where donations can be made in Koerner’s memory. Here are several charities that Koerner supported.


Rombauer Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of California, San Francisco

This fund is used to support critical new work in pancreas cancer research. The Rombauer Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was established in 2002, in memory of our founder and Koerner’s first wife, Joan.

To make a memorial gift to the Rombauer Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, send checks to:

UCSF Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

On the memo line or in an attached note, please designate that the gift is in memory of Koerner Rombauer to support the Rombauer Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Gifts can also be made online at makeagift.ucsf.edu. When donating, click “Direct your gift to a specific area” and type the name of of the fund in the “Other” box.

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V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research and advocacy. They have one goal: to achieve victory over cancer. Since 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $200 million in cancer research grants nationwide.

Koerner was the V Foundation’s Vintner Grant Honoree in 2001, in honor of his wife, Joan, who was battling pancreatic cancer at the time. In 2005, Koerner became an esteemed Founder of the V Foundation Giving Club when he pledged $500,000 to the V endowment, completed in 2009 and in 2010, the Rombauer family established a $4 million endowment to the Joan Rombauer UCSF Endowed Fellowship.

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Collabria Care

“The work that Hospice does in the valley is something that no one can truly understand until you experience it for yourself.  We all believe in our hearts that Hospice was the greatest gift that Joan had during her final memories. They are all angels.” – Koerner Rombauer, after Joan’s passing.

For nearly four decades, donors have played a vital role supporting our commitment to provide exceptional care and support for those experiencing the transitions of aging, living with a chronic condition, or facing the end of life.

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