Information for Donors and Supporters of Dana-Farber

As we establish the Dana-Farber Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Collaboration, we understand current and future supporters of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will have questions about how this change may impact contributions to our programs and initiatives.

Here's what you need to know.

Will donations to Dana-Farber fund BIDMC programs?
Even as we create this new collaboration, Dana-Farber and BIDMC fundraising will remain fully independent. All philanthropic contributions to Dana-Farber will continue to fund Dana-Farber initiatives.

Will my donor information be shared between the two organizations?
Donor information will be kept confidential at each institution; if you already support both organizations, each hospital will be aware of your information.

Does the focus on an inpatient building signal a shift away from research?
No. Our unique equal focus on patient care and research will remain the same; in structuring this new relationship with BIDMC, we also expect to expand advancements in scientific discovery that will lead to transformative new treatments. The proximity of the inpatient hospital to our outpatient and research facilities in Longwood supports our continued efforts of bench-to-bedside research.

I am a Pan-Mass Challenge rider/fundraiser; how will this impact me?
We are deeply grateful for the support of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) community. Since 1980, the PMC has raised more than $900 million for Dana-Farber. We hope that you will share our excitement about this dynamic new model. Gifts raised in support of Dana-Farber through the PMC will continue to support the Institute without any changes.

How does this impact The Dana-Farber Campaign currently underway?
The Dana-Farber Campaign will continue as planned, focusing on the strategic initiatives set forth and currently underway.

With this collaboration, we have an important opportunity to create a new inpatient facility dedicated entirely to the needs of the adult cancer patient. We look forward to sharing more details about the design and construction of this new facility in the near future.

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