• Companies for Cures

    Companies for Cures is an easy and effective way for organizations and their employees to support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund through the workplace. By participating in or hosting a workplace giving program for Dana-Farber, you advance our lifesaving mission and impact thousands of patients' lives.

    About Companies for Cures

    Reseacher Kornelia Polyak  

    Any company can create a workplace giving program, no matter the size of your organization. Every dollar truly makes a difference. For example, if 200 people from your company gave $2 a week for a year, you would generate $20,800 to fight cancer.

    Why Companies for Cures?

    This program is a win-win-win for everyone involved:

    Employers:

    • Receive recognition in our annual Honor Roll of Donors publication if you raise $2,500 or more
    • Promote your organization's commitment to giving back
    • Offer exciting leadership opportunities for your employees and increase staff morale

    Employees:

    • Make automatic, convenient gifts through payroll deduction or by check or credit card
    • Support a vital cause that affects millions of people every year

    Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund:

    • Can rely on consistent funding for research and patient care initiatives
    • Accelerate progress toward the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer in its many forms
    • Promote our cancer-fighting mission to the wider community

    When can you start a program?

    Companies can participate all year round and can begin at any time. Typically, kick-off events begin in the fall, so staff can determine their pledge amounts at this time, and distributions begin in the new year.

    Sign up today and help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

    Contact: Shayla Guernon
    Phone: 617-632-3146
    Email: Shayla_Guernon@dfci.harvard.edu 

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    How does Companies for Cures work?

    Dana-Farber will provide printed materials and paper pledge forms to your company's contact person. Our representatives are available to attend or facilitate campaign events, give short presentations at employee meetings, and/or answer any questions your employees may have.

    Generally, employees choose a fixed amount to be deducted on each payday, but a one-time gift is also an option. The gift is sent directly by the employer to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

    Steps to creating your own workplace giving program:

    1. Choose from three flexible payment options:
      • Use payroll deduction to have a set amount per pay period deducted from employees' paychecks.
      • Have a one-time deduction taken out of one of their paychecks.
      • Give by check or credit card so that the tax deduction may be taken in the year of the campaign.
    2. Work with your payroll department to decide if the distributions to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund will be made monthly, quarterly, or annually.
    3. Schedule a kick-off event to endorse the program and encourage employees to make their pledges at that time.

    For more information:
    Contact: Shayla Guernon
    Phone: 617-632-3146
    Email: Shayla_Guernon@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Other Ways to Give

    Your employees can designate Dana-Farber as the recipient in a number of other workplace giving programs. See the list of programs below to learn how.

    United Way

    The United Way allows employees to direct their gifts to hundreds of worthwhile charities, including Dana-Farber. Use Dana-Farber's designation number, M331925, or write in your designation directly to "Dana-Farber Cancer Institute." To find out if your company conducts a workplace giving campaign through the United Way, contact your human resources department.

    Combined Federal Campaign

    Federal employees, including those serving in the armed forces, can give to Dana-Farber through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Dana-Farber's designation number is 10080. Look for more information in your CFC Handbook or contact your human resources department.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign (COMECC) program allows Massachusetts state employees to give to charities of their choice. Dana-Farber's designation number is 314388. Look for more information in your COMECC brochure or contact your human resources department.

    City of Boston Employee Campaign

    The City of Boston Employee Campaign (COBEC) program allows Boston city employees to give to charities of their choice. Look for more information in your COBEC brochure or contact your human resources department.

    Matching Gift Programs

    If you have made a gift directly to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, you may be able to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies will match charitable gifts made by their employees to qualifying organizations.

    Find out if your employer will match your gift to Dana-Farber 

    For more information:
    Contact: Shayla Guernon
    Phone: 617-632-3146
    Email: Shayla_Guernon@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Tips for creating a successful workplace giving campaign

    Designing a workplace giving campaign that fits your company's culture is a great way to increase morale and bring your employees closer together. Below are several recommended steps to create a successful workplace giving campaign:

    1. Develop a strategy
    2. Set goals
    3. Recruit senior management and department leaders
    4. Publicize your campaign
    5. Offer incentives
    6. Hold events
    7. Conduct post-campaign follow-up

    For more information:
    Contact: Brianne Ryan
    Phone: 617-632-3146
    Email: brianne_ryan@dfci.harvard.edu 

     

    Contact Us

    For more information:

    Contact: Shayla Guernon
    Phone: 617-632-3146
    Email: Shayla_Guernon@dfci.harvard.edu 

     
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