How You Can Help

Groundbreaking research. Dedicated, compassionate care. Your support is critical to our work every day. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer today.

Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund has received a 4-star rating (highest possible) from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, recognizing our prudent financial management and low cost of funds raised.

Your donation TRIPLES on Giving Day!

Norma-Rose, a patient in Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic

Join us for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund’s annual Giving Day on Wednesday, May 22. On this special day, we will share inspiring stories of strength from Dana-Farber patients like Norma-Rose via email and social media.

You also have the opportunity to TRIPLE your impact for patients and their families, thanks to a generous $250,000 match from a Dana-Farber Trustee, available now through May 22. Plus, when you make your gift before Giving Day, you’ll receive a limited-edition Jimmy Fund tote bag.

Your gift to The Defy Cancer Fund supports The Dana-Farber Campaign, our multi-year fundraising effort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer. Gifts to The Defy Cancer Fund help Dana-Farber tackle cancer’s biggest problems by funding innovative early-stage research, speeding new drugs into clinical trials, expanding access to care, and much more.

With your support on Giving Day, and every day, we can defy cancer and help patients around the world — together.

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The Dana-Farber Campaign

The Dana-Farber Campaign will raise $2 billion to accelerate success with revolutionary science, extraordinary care, and exceptional expertise. Progress is accelerating and successes are multiplying.

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Ways to Give

Contribute monthly, make a memorial gift, or name a space—every gift fuels our world-class research and patient care.



Ride, walk, run, play golf, or root for your local sports teams — there are hundreds of different fundraising events to choose from to match your passion.


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Volunteer, donate blood, or get your company involved to support our lifesaving mission.

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Run for Dana-Farber

Run any race, of any distance, in any city, or join an official Dana-Farber team to raise funds for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.


Pan-Mass Challenge

The PMC, presented by the Red Sox Foundation and M&T Bank, is the nation’s single most successful athletic fundraiser and the Jimmy Fund’s largest annual contributor.

Philanthropy Donation and Contact Information

For general inquiries: 617-632-3019 | Email

Melany Duval: Senior Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer: 857-215-3050
Liz DeLucia: Vice President, Principal & Major Gifts: 617-632-6573
Suzanne Fountain: Vice President, Jimmy Fund: 617-632-3864
Rebecca Gavin: Vice President, Annual, Planned & Institutional Giving: 617-632-3491
Jeanne Katz Maxbauer: Vice President, Transformational Gifts & Strategic Initiatives: 857-215-1411
Erin McVeigh: Associate Vice President, The Dana-Farber Campaign: 617-632-4042