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 should 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Dear Jack Foundation, 1014 S. Jason St. Denver, CO 80223.
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, 1014 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. To learn more about our programs and partnerships, please visit our website at www.dearjackfoundation.org.
What is the fundraising requirement to qualify for the grand prize and runner up drawing?
To qualify for the grand or runner up prizes, each team must raise a minimum of $5,000. For each additional $2,500 you raise above $5,000, you’ll earn one additional entry into the drawing.
How many people can be on my fundraising team?
You may have a fundraising team that consists of 1-10 people.
Can Andrew McMahon attend/perform at my fundraiser?
No. At the discretion of Andrew, his management, and the Dear Jack Foundation, Andrew McMahon will not play or attend your 200k Challenge fundraising event. We ask that you kindly respect this policy and refrain from asking him, his management, or the Dear Jack staff to make an exception. Thank you for understanding.
What is your EIN number?
45-2219082. IRS Letter of Determination is included in this packet.
Are donations tax deductible?
Generally speaking yes. Although we recommend speaking with your CPA. Thanks!
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.
Do I have to use Dear Jack Foundation’s fundraising platform Classy 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, Classy. If not, your fundraiser will not be considered part of the 200k 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?
All donations must be received by 11/11/2018 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 www.andrewmcmahon.com.
I have a question. Who can I contact?
Email email@example.com 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!)