Contact Us

The American Cancer Society estimates that nine out of every ten Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will die within five years of first discovering their tumor. The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is committed to changing these grim numbers, and to improving the prognoses of patients who face this fearful disease. If you’d like to be part of our efforts, we urge you contact us today.

Rolfe Foundation Location:

4809 North Ravenswood, Suite 326
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Phone 773-989-1108
Fax 773-989-1147


Rolfe Foundation Staff:

Lynda Robbins, Executive Director
Lynda has been the Executive Director of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation since 2004. Prior to joining the Rolfe Foundation, Lynda acted as Administrator of the Beatrice Foundation, and held Director of Development positions with the Five Hospital Homebound Elderly Program, Alivio Medical Center, and the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. She has also worked as a private consultant specializing in fundraising, board development, capital campaigns and special events for nonprofit organizations. 

Lynda attended University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University. 

Stacia Hart, Associate Director
Stacia has spent the past 15 years of her career working in non-profit management. Her most recent position was the Program Director of Our Place, an organization committed to enriching the lives of adults with disabilities. Stacia has always had a passion for helping others but her focus changed when she found out her mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Stacia has since dedicated her life to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. She founded an organization in her mother's name, Gloria Swan Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. She was the board president of that foundation for 8 years, hosting fundraising events to raise awareness and promote preventative measures for early detection. Stacia is incredibly excited to be a part of the Rolfe family, work with all of you and help make a difference in so many lives.

Attended Skidmore College and holds a bachelor of arts. Is a member of the Charm’d Leadership Foundation.

Catie Foster, Manager, Events and Special Projects
Catie has played an intregal role in the Rolfe Foundation's growth and success since 2012. Prior to her work with Rolfe, she began her career at Big Shoulders and became Production Manager at Actin, before finding her calling in the non-profit sector. She offers dedicated, pragmatic, and creative ideas/talents to the cause of early detection.

Catie attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and holds a BS in Mass Communications and a BA in Print/Broadcast Journalism.

Madeline Esterhammer-Fic, Development Associate
Madeline comes to us from Facets, a Chicago film nonprofit, where she managed their donor database, supervised multiple events, streamlined mass mailing campaigns, and fostered new relationships with donors.

Madeline attended University of Chicago and holds a BA in English Language and Literature. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.