Giving to CRI

Honor / Memorial Giving

A memorial gift or gift in honor is an appropriate way to remember a special person while at the same time helping others. Thoughtful cancer memorial gifts and gifts in honor make it possible for us to continue funding our important research.

After you have made your contribution in memory or in honor, an acknowledgement letter or email will be sent to the person(s) you designate and a tax receipt will be sent to you. We do not specify the amount of the donation unless you request it, and you may customize your message to the recipient. If you need notification of a donation in memory or in honor to arrive more quickly, please choose to donate and send an e-card.

Memorial and tribute donations to the Cancer Research Institute are fully tax-deductible as provided by law.

  • Make An Honor Gift Today

    Make an honor gift to the Cancer Research Institute

    Wondering what to give the person who has everything? Celebrate your spouse's birthday, parents' anniversary, friend's wedding or retirement with an alternative gift to CRI in their honor.

  • Make A Memorial Gift Today

    Make a memorial gift to the Cancer Research Institute

    A memorial gift is a beautiful testament to the life of a beloved family member or friend who has passed on. It can be just the right way for expressing compassion to someone who has had a loss.


Other Ways to Make a Gift

  • By Phone. Call us and speak with a CRI staff member at (800) 99-CANCER (800-992-2623), Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
  • By Mail. Download, print the form, and mail your request along with a check made payable to Cancer Research Institute to our national headquarters:

Cancer Research Institute
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006

  • Ask others. If you wish to wish to ask that a memorial gift be made in lieu of flowers, you may include the following statement: “The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of [Name of Deceased] be made to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, or by calling (800) 99-CANCER or donating online at”