• Naming and Funding Opportunities

    Make a gift that forever links your name, or that of a friend or loved one, with the compassionate care and cutting-edge research that makes Dana-Farber such a remarkable institution.

    Presidential Priorities

    Gifts of any size to this fund provide critical resources to the President of the Institute to support the most promising new research initiatives in their earliest stages, and to enhance our total patient care.


    General Support

    Support the many laboratory and clinical research initiatives that take place at the Institute.

    Adopt a Lab

    Adopt a lab and fund the laboratory of a gifted young researcher for one year and help fuel the next scientific discovery.


    Support for technology funds helps to fuel discoveries in research and innovative patient care.

    Clinical Care

    These funds enable Dana-Farber to fulfill its commitment to offering truly comprehensive compassionate care, by treating the whole patient – body, mind, and spirit.

    Patient Assistance

    Patient assistance funds provide emergency support to alleviate some of the financial burdens families face when a loved one is battling cancer.

    Support Our Doctors and Caregivers


    A professorship at Dana-Farber, endowed at Harvard Medical School, is the pinnacle of academic achievement and underwrites a prestigious faculty chair at both institutions.


    A Dana-Farber Chair honors and recognizes a distinguished senior faculty member and provides invaluable financial support to pursue the research and care initiatives that will lead to new discoveries.


    An Investigatorship provides annual income in perpetuity to an outstanding scientist or clinical researcher approaching who has shown remarkable promise, creativity, and determination.


    Fellowships ensure the Institute attracts the next generation of leaders. Income from this fund will support a bright young physician/scientist receiving critical specialized training.

    Junior Faculty, Caregiver, or Staff Award

    This current-use fund names a junior faculty award for one to three years and supports new investigators who are establishing independence in cancer research, or recognizes the efforts of outstanding caregivers.

    For more information on the above programs

    Contact: Liz DeLucia
    Phone: 617-632-6573
    Email: elizabeth_delucia@dfci.harvard.edu 

    The Gene Display at Dana-Farber

    The Gene Display is a dynamic representation of the real genetic information that leads to lifesaving cancer treatments. With a gift of $5,000, you can engrave a gene with your personal message of hope or tribute to a loved one or caregiver. Your gift will make an indelible mark on the future of the Institute and will support Dana-Farber's commitment to providing state-of-the-art cancer facilities for research and patient care.

    For more information

    Contact: Hillary Goodie
    Phone: 617-582-8830
    Email: gene_display@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

    The Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, our new clinical care and clinical research facility, enables us to more rapidly convert new scientific discoveries into practical benefits for our patients. At 14 stories and 275,000 square feet, the Yawkey Center is the new entrance to Dana-Farber and accommodates all of our rapidly expanding adult clinics. Many naming opportunities are available within the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

    For more information

    Contact: Patty Stewart Brent
    Phone: 617-632-2443
    Email: patricia_brent@dfci.harvard.edu 

    The Zebrafish Display at Dana-Farber

    Name a zebrafish in our new interactive Zebrafish Display and help Dana-Farber develop the next wave of cancer breakthroughs and provide compassionate patient care. With a gift of $3,000, payable over one or two years, you can inscribe a six-inch zebrafish in the Display to honor or remember someone special, and create a three-line message of hope that appears on-screen when your fish is touched. This permanent naming opportunity located in the newly renovated lobby of the Charles A. Dana building is a unique way to support the fight against cancer.

    For more information

    Contact: Hillary Goodie
    Phone: 617-582-8830
    Email: zebrafish_display@dfci.harvard.edu 

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