Ways <br />to Give

Ways
to Give

There are many ways to help Defy Cancer.

Your generous support will, quite simply, enable Dana-Farber researchers and clinicians to prevent more cancers and relapses, treat more cancers successfully, and ultimately help more people locally and around the world Defy Cancer.

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift

Memorial and tribute gifts are a powerful way to honor or remember your loved ones, friends, or colleagues by supporting Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund's mission to Defy Cancer. Your meaningful gift provides critical funds to allow doctors, scientists, and caregivers to treat more cancers successfully and ultimately provide patients with more treatment options and more hope.

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Make a Recurring Gift

Make a Recurring Gift

Supporters who make recurring gifts fuel our ongoing effort to Defy Cancer. An automated monthly gift is:

Easy: Your gift is automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account.

Impactful: Your recurring gift of any amount provides a dependable source of funding for groundbreaking cancer research and the highest level of care for our patients.

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Naming & Funding Opportunities

Naming & Funding Opportunities

Make a gift that links your name, or that of a friend or loved one, with the extraordinary care and revolutionary science that makes Dana-Farber such a remarkable institution. Your dollars will be put to work to Defy Cancer. Naming and funding opportunities are available at many levels.

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Tax-Efficient Gifts

Tax-Efficient Gifts

You can make a valuable impact on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s groundbreaking research and comprehensive patient care through these easy and tax-efficient giving options: Gifts of Cash: The CARES Act allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make charitable contributions to qualified charities of up to $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. Itemizers can deduct up to 100% of adjusted gross income. This has been extended to 2021. Donor-Advised Funds: Give through your donor-advised fund to maximize your impact on the fight against cancer. Your fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts. Stock...

You can make a valuable impact on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s groundbreaking research and comprehensive patient care through these easy and tax-efficient giving options:

Gifts of Cash: The CARES Act allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make charitable contributions to qualified charities of up to $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. Itemizers can deduct up to 100% of adjusted gross income. This has been extended to 2021.

Donor-Advised Funds: Give through your donor-advised fund to maximize your impact on the fight against cancer. Your fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

Stock or Securities: Make a gift of stock or securities to support a lifesaving mission and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of your stock.

Individual Retirement Account: If you or a family member are 70½ or older with an individual retirement account (IRA), you can make a tax-free gift to Dana-Farber directly from your IRA. This is called a qualified charitable distribution.

The FAQs on the SECURE Act: The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted January 1, 2020. With it came many questions for those who are planning for retirement, retired or who are retiring in the near future. Learn More

Life Income Gifts: Earn income for yourself or beneficiaries when you create a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) or Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) to benefit Dana-Farber.

Please call Dana-Farber's Philanthropy office at 617-632-6099, or email Kimberly Mougenel.

Corporate & Employee Giving

Corporate & Employee Giving

From cause marketing programs and sponsorships, to custom fundraising events and in-kind donations—there are many ways for corporations to support The Dana-Farber Campaign:

Corporate Giving: Make a corporate contribution or learn more about corporate giving opportunities,

President’s Circle Corporate Leaders: Make an executive decision to fight cancer by joining Dana-Farber’s giving society,

Cause Marketing: Learn more about our signature programs and participating companies…

From cause marketing programs and sponsorships, to custom fundraising events and in-kind donations—there are many ways for corporations to support The Dana-Farber Campaign:

Corporate Giving: Make a corporate contribution or learn more about corporate giving opportunities,

President's Circle Corporate Leaders: Make an executive decision to fight cancer by joining Dana-Farber's giving society,

Cause Marketing: Learn more about our signature programs and participating companies,

Sponsorship: Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels for our events,

Employee Engagement: Bring employees together as teams in various fundraising events,

Matching Gifts: Learn how you can double or even triple your gift to the Jimmy Fund with a company matching gift program,

Employee Giving: Learn how Companies for Cures, Dana-Farber's workplace giving program, empowers your employees to advance our lifesaving mission.

Corporations may form research collaborations with our investigators by contacting Dana-Farber's Robert and Renée Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations.

Email: Alexa Woodward

Foundation Giving

Foundation Giving

Public and private foundation support is critical to our lifesaving mission. It provides seed funding for high-risk, high-reward research, ensures that innovative patient care programs are sustained, and furthers educational outreach efforts throughout Greater Boston and around the world.

If your foundation is interested in supporting Dana-Farber, please contact Allyson Ahern.

Create Your Own Fundraising Page

Create Your Own Fundraising Page

Create your own Giving Page—a personalized web page—where you can share your story, add photos, and invite family, friends, and colleagues to make online gifts and join you in your mission to fund revolutionary science and extraordinary care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Creating a Giving Page is simple, and can be used to: Honor the memory of your loved one; Encourage someone you know bravely battling cancer; Take action if you’re currently undergoing treatment; Mark your special occasion—wedding, birthday, cancer-free anniversary; Raise funds to impact the future of cancer care. With your help—and that of your family, friends, and colleagues—we...

Create your own Giving Page—a personalized web page—where you can share your story, add photos, and invite family, friends, and colleagues to make online gifts and join you in your mission to fund revolutionary science and extraordinary care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Creating a Giving Page is simple, and can be used to:

  • Honor the memory of your loved one;
  • Encourage someone you know bravely battling cancer;
  • Take action if you’re currently undergoing treatment;
  • Mark your special occasion—wedding, birthday, cancer-free anniversary;
  • Raise funds to impact the future of cancer care.

With your help—and that of your family, friends, and colleagues—we can Defy Cancer.

Start your Giving Page Today

Bequests & Planned Gifts

Bequests & Planned Gifts

You can fulfill your financial goals and help Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund save the lives of cancer patients worldwide by including a charitable gift in your estate plans.

Explore Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund's planned giving opportunities and find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support our lifesaving work.

Learn more or email Erin McKenna with your questions.

Giving Societies

Giving Societies

Show your commitment to our lifesaving mission by joining one of our giving societies. Whether through one-time or ongoing commitments, these groups of generous donors provide sustained support for Dana-Farber to remain a pioneer and leader in cancer science and medicine.

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