TSO’s collaboration with the University of Arizona School of Dance for Ravel’s Boléro is only possible with the support of generous supporters like Cande and Tom Grogan. The Grogan’s have enriched the community through their philanthropic efforts and professional lives. In addition to furthering cancer research and supporting the TSO, the Grogan’s support many fortunate organizations including Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Theatre Company, The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, and other units of the university. The Grogan’s believe that the arts inspire creativity and critical thinking. Supporting the TSO perfectly combines their passions for art and philanthropy.
Tom Grogan is the founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Emeritus at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a division of Roche, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His business and medical achievements have garnered numerous awards, including The American Cancer Society Gift of Life Award, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and recognition in the Best Doctors in America, from 1991 until his retirement in 2017. He more recently authored Chasing the Invisible: A Doctor’s Quest to Abolish the Last Unseen Cancer Cell. Cande Grogan was a successful restauranteur as co-founder of Café Terra Cotta and Ovens. Café Terra Cotta gained attention in the New York Times, Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazine. Outside of their philanthropic efforts the Grogan’s are enjoying their retirement and spending time with their five grandchildren. Thank you for all you do Cande and Tom! Your investment and support of our community inspires us.
Ravel’s Boléro on January 19 and 21, is part of ¡Celebración Latina !