Fundraise for CRI

Join Team CRI and become
a champion for cancer
patients everywhere.

Create a CRI Fundraiser

Leadership and Innovation in Cancer Research

Your support of CRI directly impacts the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancers—funding more breakthroughs and saving more lives.

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88 cents

of every dollar spent goes to programs

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All cancers

can potentially be treated with immunotherapy

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Over 120

clinical trials funded

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$22 Million

awarded in 2022

Immunotherapy has the profound potential to cure all types of cancer.

CRI funds the full spectrum of discovery, from lab to clinic to cure.

What materials can CRI provide me with for my event?

CRI has created a Team CRI Fundraising Kit [PDF] to help you get started and plan a successful fundraising event. The kit includes general Team CRI guidelines, event ideas and “how-to” materials, and sample language and templates. For your event, CRI can provide donation forms, facts sheets on CRI and cancer immunotherapy, and other resources, such as CRI-branded promotional items.

Can a CRI representative attend my event?

Because the Cancer Research Institute has a very lean staff, we are generally unable to represent CRI at independent fundraising events.

Can I use the CRI logo to create promotional materials?

Yes, as long as the logo is used in accordance with our Community Fundraising Terms and Conditions. The CRI staff can provide you a color logo or black and white version. All Team CRI event materials that will bear the CRI logo must be submitted to CRI at [email protected] for review and approval before they are made public.

Can the Cancer Research Institute help to promote my event in the media?

If you would like us to help promote your event, please contact us as [email protected] and describe the type of media promotion assistance you are seeking. We will evaluate your request and respond within two weeks. We encourage you to use the tools and suggestions for reaching out to media provided in our Team CRI Fundraising Kit.

Are there ways my company can help with my fundraising efforts?

One of the easiest ways to boost your fundraising is through employer matching gifts. Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles or sometimes triples your gift. Contact your company’s Human Resources or Finance department to see if they match charitable donations or use our MatchFinder to see if your employer is in our database of companies with matching gift programs.

Can the Cancer Research Institute help in covering costs associated with my event?

The Cancer Research Institute cannot provide funding for expenses related to community fundraising events. There are many ways to limit event-related costs, such as securing in-kind donations from local businesses. More information can be found in the Team CRI Fundraising Kit.

What if a check is made out to me, not to the Cancer Research Institute.

If a supporter makes the check payable to you, simply endorse the check with your signature, write “Payable to the Cancer Research Institute,” and submit it with a Contribution Form (PDF).

What if a donor gives money to me directly? Can I write a check to Cancer Research Institute from my personal account?

We do not recommend you do this. Whenever possible ask your donors to give you a check payable to Cancer Research Institute. Otherwise, we cannot issue them a tax receipt.

Still have questions? Contact Our Specialists

Cierra Howard

Cierra Howard

Manager, Community Fundraising

(212) 688-7515 x267

[email protected]

Shasell Negron

Shasell Negron

Associate Director, Community Fundraising

(212) 688-7515 x239

[email protected]

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