Troy Varenchik ’97

LMU Lion Acts of Service Troy Varenchik ’97


Tell Us What Connected Your Nominee to This Organization
Troy was connected through Deloitte when one of the Partners in his office asked him if he would volunteer for a charity event hosted by Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF). After graduating LMU, Troy was looking for an opportunity to give back to his community and volunteer with a good cause. PCRF raises money through events to support funding pediatric cancer research at the best institutions in the country. Supporting PCRF was a great way to give time and help make meaningful contributions to save the lives of children.

What Inspires You About the Organization, Mission or Your Nominee's Role
PCRF invests in research that gives the best hope for curing childhood cancer. It is inspiring to volunteer for a cause that is truly saving the lives of kids, with survival rates increasing from 10% to 85%. Troy has been Chair of “Reaching For The Cure” Run/Walk event (2005-2012), Board of Directors (2007-2021), and Chair of Scientific Affairs (2012-2021). He leads a committee that works with doctors across the U.S. to review and score grant requests and determine funding that PCRF supports annually.

Share Advice to Guide Students Hoping to Pursue a Career with Social Impact or in Nonprofit Industries
Troy’s advice to LMU students is to find a charity where you feel a genuine passion for the mission and enjoy spending time with the people. “It feels good to spend time volunteering for a charity that is led by a great team, does excellent work to fund research that helps save children's lives, and makes a positive impact on my community.”

Tell Us How Others Can Volunteer With Your Cause
The best way to get involved with PCRF is to volunteer for one of their many fun Southern California charity events.

Troy was nominated by Alicia Varenchik ’97

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