Workplace Giving — How does Companies for Cures work?

Designing a workplace giving program that fits your company's culture is a great way to increase morale and bring your employees closer together while supporting Dana-Farber lifesaving mission.  Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund can provide pledge forms and printed materials about our Companies for Cures workplace giving program to your company's contact person, or you can create your own. Our staff is available to attend or facilitate your 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.


Take action, and create your own Companies for Cures 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 at your company to endorse the program and encourage employees to make their pledges at that time

Tips for creating 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

Contact Erica Lennon to get started today.


Contact information
Erica Lennon
617-632-4780
Erica_Lennon@dfci.harvard.edu
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