Founded on the principles of personal, caring service
Since the cancer center’s conception, the Throgmartin family — entrepreneurs who created the HH Gregg electronics retail business — has demonstrated gratitude for superior cancer care from Indiana University faculty. The legacy of this four-generation, family-owned company once headquartered in Indianapolis lives on through their philanthropy. The principle guiding their giving is that “the answer to cancer is research.” Jerry Throgmartin was the inaugural chair of the cancer center’s development board, serving from 1997 until his death in 2012. Peggy continues to champion her family’s support with service on the board and gifts that enhance cancer research and care in Kenya as well as annual support of Chuckstrong.
In 1992, the Throgmartins supported construction of the first cancer research building on the IU School of Medicine campus. They later created a professorship to support the recruitment of cancer research faculty. They also endowed a senior chair now held by three successive cancer center directors.