Patrick P. Lee has made personal gifts totaling $4 million to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Canisius College in memory of his late son, Patrick Warn Lee.
Both organizations received $2 million each.
Roswell Park will use the money to establish an endowed chair in palliative and supportive care. The care team will include:
- pain management
- group counseling
- mindfulness-based stress reduction
- nutrition support
- occupational or physical therapy
- acupuncture and spiritual support
Canisius will create a scholarship program to support students studying finance, computer science, math and statistics, and physics. Two $10,000 awards will be annually granted to freshman who demonstrate financial need. The scholarships will be renewable over four years.
In 1999, Lee served as Roswell's first chairman when it became a public benefit corporation. From 2000 to 2006, he sat on the Board of Trustees at Canisius College.