Ways to Give to Cancerforward
Individuals and corporations can support CancerForward and its mission in a variety of ways :
Through their uncommonly generous financial support, the distinguished donors among our Giving Societies provide a critical base of revenue that supports the research, development, architectural design and maintenance of CancerForward’s unique web-based platform created to provide educational resources to 28 million cancer survivors and a virtual community in which they can share their experiences. There are three levels at which donors can join CancerForward’s Giving Societies.
The Founders’ Circle
An elite group of supporters who have given or pledged $50,000 or more to secure the early-stage development of CancerFoward’s website and the Foundation’s long-term financial stability. Every gift is tax-deductible.
Lead Visionary Partner
A supporter who has given or pledged $15,000 or more to secure the early-stage development of CancerForward’s website. These donors receive a personal Named Fund or a Named Fund in honor or memory of a person special to them. Additional donations can be added to a Named Fund at anytime and in any amount. Further, these donors receive perpetual recognition in CancerForward’s Annual Report and on the ultimate CancerForward site. Every gift is tax-deductible.
A supporter who has given or pledged $5,000 or more to secure the early-stage development of CancerForward’s website. These donors receive perpetual recognition in CancerForward’s Annual Report and on the ultimate CancerForward site. Every gift is tax-deductible.
General gifts support the General Operating Fund of CancerForward, which underwrites the day-to-day operating needs of the Foundation. Donors of $250 or more are recognized as Launch Leaders on the ultimate CancerForward site and receive acknowledgment in CancerForward’s 2010 Annual Report. Every gift is tax-deductible.
Gifts designated in memory of someone special can be made in any amount. When a donor makes a Memorial Gift, CancerForward promptly sends a personalized tribute letter to the person or family indicated, notifying them of the donor’s thoughtful gift but not revealing the amount of the donation. Every gift is tax-deductible.
Gifts designated as honorariums can be made in any amount.
Gifts in Honor of a Person
A gift in honor of a person provides the opportunity for a donor to recognize the courage of someone special fighting cancer or their survivorship. When a donor makes a Gift In Honor Of A Person, CancerForward promptly sends a personalized tribute letter to the person, notifying him or her of the donor’s thoughtful gift but not revealing the amount of the donation. Every gift is tax-deductible.
Gifts in Honor of an Occasion
A gift in honor of an occasion provides the opportunity for a donor to celebrate a special occasion of someone special — a birthday, anniversary, or a wedding…actually, any occasion. When a donor makes a Gift In Honor of An Occasion, he or she is given the option to customize the naming of the special occasion in a personalized tribute letter that CancerForward promptly sends to the person, persons or family indicated. The letter notifies the recipient of the donor’s thoughtful gift but does not reveal the amount of the donation. Every gift is tax-deductible.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organizations, thus increasing the dollar value of these donations. Please consult your company to find out if it has a matching gift program.
Special events such as Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure, headliner luncheons, gala dinners, mixers, golf tournaments and others provide financial support both to the ongoing design and maintenance of CancerForward’s web-based platform and to CancerForward’s grants programs, which invest dollars in cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs within healthcare institutions and community organizations throughout the U.S. Too, these special events provide a festive outing at which survivors can enjoy themselves and meet other survivors and survivorship advocates in unique and varied social settings. Financial contributions made in conjunction with special events are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
LAUNCH – THE EVENT
Grammy-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, and his fiancé, Karen Pulaski, chair the January 9, 2011 party marking the launch of CancerForward’s ultimate web platform and celebrating the forward vision of The Dan L. Duncan Family. Join them at RDG + Bar Annie along with honorary chairs Mimi and Robert Del Grande and Candy and Lonnie Schiller for drinks and dinner by the bite. Advance reservations are required. Click the link above to make a reservation or to view an invitation and download an event reply card to return to CancerForward. For more information, click the link below to send us an e-mail. Thank you for your support!!
By sponsoring an educational program, survivorship program or rehabilitation program in conjunction with CancerForward, corporations gain community visibility and the satisfaction of knowing their dollars are being re-invested among cancer survivors who live within the communities they serve. Most Corporate Sponsorship Programs can be designed with an eye toward creating opportunities where corporate employees can participate in one-on-one and personalized volunteer projects that directly and positively affect the lives of cancer survivors.
An In-Kind Donation is an easy and cash-retentive method whereby companies and individuals make gifts of products and services to help support CancerForward’s fundraising efforts, marketing initiatives, and administrative work. For corporations and self-employed individuals, they are a particularly effective way to participate in supporting CancerForward while garnering community visibility. In-Kind Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Foundation Support makes a vital contribution to CancerForward by providing for a wide range of educational and community outreach programs that touch unique, diverse and traditionally underserved groups of cancer survivors. Through grant applications to local, regional and national foundations, CancerForward promotes model rehabilitation and survivorship programs at healthcare institutions and community-based organizations nationwide. CancerForward designs these programs in part to encourage clinical surveys and research studies promoting the development of new interventions and best practices in the field of cancer survivorship.
Volunteer Support is at the heart of everything CancerForward does and needs to do. CancerForward depends heavily on professional writers and students pursuing college degrees in journalism to assist the Foundation’s editorial staff in managing research and content acquisition and in writing editorial features – primary components of the Foundation’s unique web platform. Volunteers also assist with administrative functions and preparing for events, coordinating mailings, phone banks, and data entry.