Restricted Funds

The PMC was created to support Dana-Farber by providing unrestricted funds to the Jimmy Fund for use under the direction of the Dana-Farber president. While PMC money now represents more than 43% of DFCI’s total annual unrestricted money, only 70% of our total gift is unrestricted funds. We understand that some riders and teams, motivated by a personal experience, choose to raise "restricted" monies and they have proved very successful at leveraging the PMC’s popularity to raise significant funds. However, it is important that we don't lose sight of our original mission--to raise funds that the Dana-Farber can put to use where the institution feels they are most needed. Our unrestricted donations are vital to many critical, yet underfunded, DFCI functions and initiatives. Click here to learn more about how Dana-Farber uses PMC unrestricted funds.

Individual riders may restrict their fundraising by following the procedures below.  A request must be made by July 15th.  Please note that the DFCI allocates 10% of all restricted gifts to support their Faculty Research Fund to advance Dana-Farber's research mission.  

For All Riders:

  • When soliciting donations, be sure to notify your donors that you are restricting your funds raised.
  • Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) must be notified of your restriction by July 15th
  • All of your funds raised must be restricted to the same fund
  • Individual donor gifts may not be restricted
  • To restrict funds, contact Jessica with the following:
  1. Fund Name
  2. Fund Code
  3. Account number
  4. Doctor's name

If the PMC does not have the fund set up, the rider must contact Rebecca Shortle at Dana-Farber to obtain the fund name and code number.

Questions? Contact Jessica Otto