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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Giving Is Easy

It’s easy to donate to the PMC. Whether you donate to a rider, team or make a general gift, 100 percent of your gift will benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Online

Search for a rider or team. If you do not have a specific rider or team to support, you can make a general donation. You will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt via email.

Donate

Check

The PMC accepts checks made out to the Pan-Mass Challenge, PMC, Jimmy Fund and/or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Include the rider’s name and egift ID in the memo line.

Deposit fundraising checks in the PMC App's mobile deposit (available for iOS and Android) or mail checks to your rider or directly to the PMC at 77 4th Ave, Needham, MA 02494. 

Tax acknowledgments are sent automatically for all donations over $250 and upon request for check donations below $250.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are very effective charitable giving vehicles whereby donors set aside money to be granted to charitable organizations. You can support a PMC rider with a DAF grant. When processing a DAF grant through a charitable giving account, search for the PMC by tax ID (04-2746912). The PMC typically receives DAF grant checks within two weeks and credits a rider’s fundraising immediately upon receipt.

Fidelity Charitable DAF grants can be initiated by clicking on the DAF button on the donation checkout page. Learn more about DAFs in the Fidelity Charitable Giving Report.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Double your donation! When applying for a company match, search for the PMC by tax ID (04-2746912). Complete your company’s online process or send paper matching forms with your check or online donation receipt to the PMC office at 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Once we confirm receipt of the original donation, we apply the match to the rider’s fundraising account.

In addition to matches, many employers have grant programs based on volunteer hours or other criteria.

Check If Your Company Matches

Stock Donations

When you donate appreciated securities, both the gift amount and charitable deduction are the fair market value of the stock and there is no capital gains tax.

Stock Transfer

IRA Donations

Make a tax-free gift to the PMC directly from your IRA. IRA distributions are exempt from taxable income and qualify for the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

When requesting an IRA distribution, reference the PMC's tax ID 04-2746912.

    • You must be age 70 1/2 or older
    • $100,000 maximum annual donation
    • Download a sample letter to your IRA administrator to request a charitable gift transfer to the PMC.
Download Sample Letter Contact Jessica

Planned Giving - PMC Legacy Society

The PMC Legacy Society recognizes the generosity of those who have named the Pan-Mass Challenge (EIN 04-2746912) in their will or estate plans. These future gifts demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the PMC and its mission to raise money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Planned gifts are exempt from estate taxes.

  • Wills and Living Trusts – Name the PMC as a charitable bequest in your will or living trust.

  • Beneficiary Designations – Name the PMC as a beneficiary of your assets – retirement plans, life insurance policies DAFs, bank or brokerage accounts.  Simply list Pan-Mass Challenge (tax ID 04-2746912) on your beneficiary designation form.

Questions? Contact Michele Sommer