Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Dear Jack Foundation accept matching donations from my company?

Yes, we gladly accept company match donations. Companies have varying protocols on how they process matching donations. Please contact your company administrator for more information if you are unclear of your employer’s guidelines or process. Matching donation checks that are received AFTER the fundraising deadline will be accepted BUT NOT APPLIED towards your fundraiser. Please notify the Dear Jack Foundation if we should be expecting a company match on your behalf. It is up to the donor to track if/when matches will be received. Matches will not be applied toward your fundraiser until the Dear Jack Foundation has received the actual payment. Please note that often times it takes 30-60 days for employers to process match requests and that your request is not guaranteed by your employer. Your company should direct match requests to: or mail to Dear Jack Foundation, 1008 S. Jason St. Denver, CO 80223.

What is the minimum I need to fundraise to be entered into the grand prize drawing?

The minimum fundraising requirement to be entered into the grand prize drawing is $5,000. For each additional $2,500 raised, you’ll receive one additional entry into the drawing. So for example, if you raised $10,000, you would receive a total of 3 entries into the grand prize drawing.

Can I fundraise as a team?

Yes, you may fundraise as a team or as an individual. Since the grand prize is for 4 people only, we suggest teams no larger than 4 people. It will be up to you to choose a team captain who will be responsible for setting you team name and your team’s fundraising page via our peer to peer fundraising platform.

Does the money I raised for Dear Jack Foundation as part of my participation in previous Dear Jack challenges count towards my fundraising total for the 2017 Dear Jack 100k Challenge?

No, any previous donations or funds raised prior to the start of the 2017 Dear Jack 100k Challenge do not count towards your fundraising total.

Do you accept check donations for my fundraiser?

Yes. Please have all checks made payable to Dear Jack Foundation. Checks should be mailed to: Dear Jack Foundation, 1008 S. Jason St. Denver, CO 80223 (Attn: Andrea Schwartz). Please include a note with your check with your name and fundraiser name. We will apply the check amount to your fundraiser total.

Where does the money I fundraise go to?

The money you raise is donated directly to the Dear Jack Foundation’s programs LifeList and Breathe Now and helps to fund our program partnerships with Cancer for College and First Descents.

Can Andrew McMahon attend/perform at my fundraiser?

At the discretion of Andrew, his management, and the Dear Jack Foundation, Andrew McMahon and/or associated band members will not be able to play or attend your 100k Challenge fundraising event. We ask that you kindly respect this policy and refrain from asking him, band members, band management, or the Dear Jack staff to make an exception. Thank you!

What is your EIN number?

Dear Jack Foundation EIN number: 45-2219802.

Are donations tax deductible?

Generally speaking yes. Although we aren’t tax advisors here so we recommend speaking with your CPA. Thanks!

Can I participate if I don’t want to start a peer-to-peer fundraiser, but instead would like to make an individual donation?

Yes! We welcome individual donations. Your individual contribution will be applied towards the 100K Challenge total. Donate Now

Can my fundraiser be applied toward a specific patient or program?

We like to spread the love across all of our programs, so not exactly. However, we can promise you that the dollars you raise will go directly to one of our Dear Jack programs or partners.

How do I set up my Dear Jack Foundation personal fundraising page and secure username/password?

Set up your Dear Jack peer-to-peer fundraiser here and follow the prompts provided to complete your personal profile and fundraising page information.

How do I set up my fundraising page if I already have a Dear Jack Foundation Donately account from a previous fundraiser?

Click here and complete the prompted fields. Once submitted, log in using your previously established Donately username/password. Once logged in, click on Fundraisers in your dashboard. Your new fundraiser will be listed here. It is required that you set up a NEW fundraising page. You may not use archived fundraising pages from previous fundraisers or campaigns.

Do I have to use Dear Jack Foundation’s fundraising platform Donately for my fundraiser or can I use another platform such as GoFundMe, Crowdrise, etc?

You MUST use Dear Jack Foundation’s peer-to-peer platform. If not, your fundraiser will not be considered part of the 100k Challenge and you and/or your donors will not be eligible for campaign prizes. Please see instructions in this packet for setting up your fundraiser.

When is the fundraising deadline?

For all of your donations to be counted towards the 2017 100k Challenge, donations must be received by 11/11/2017 at 11:59pm MST.

Can you send me Andrew McMahon signed merchandise for my fundraising event?

We have a very limited supply of signed merchandise on hand that we like to save for our patient warriors. There is signed merchandise available for purchase at

May I make and sell merchandise that has Andrew McMahon lyrics and/or band names on the product to raise money for my fundraiser?

No. Technically Andrew’s song lyrics and band names are copyrighted. Please refrain from using his lyrics and band names on any unofficial Andrew McMahon merchandise that you produce. Dear Jack Foundation does not monitor activity in this regard, so we ask that you kindly respect the policy.

I have a question. Who can I contact?

Email and we will get right back to you! (Actually, please allow 24-48 hours for a response and we’ll respond during business hours M-F. Thanks!)