Anna B. Lipsey was a visionary community philanthropist who worked tirelessly for the betterment of others. In the late 1960s, Anna saw the need for local, high-quality cancer care, and her inspired leadership helped lay the groundwork for the first radiation treatment facility in the Capital region.

In recognition of her volunteer service as a founder and secretary-treasurer of the board of directors from its inception in 1968 until shortly before her death in 1985, the board voted unanimously to posthumously install Mrs. Lipsey as secretary-treasurer emeritus.

Today, her legacy lives on through the Anna B. Lipsey Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award celebrating volunteers who dedicate their time to help those fighting cancer. In addition, the Lipsey Legacy Society recognizes donors for their support and commitment to secure the future of cancer care in our community for generations to come.