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Raise your voice for Dear Jack’s young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families by joining a dedicated community of Dear Jack supporters.

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Letters with Love

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Benefit Events

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Make a Difference

Please join the Dear Jack Foundation in providing hope to many young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Because of your support, Dear Jack is able to create memories, alleviate burdens, and help the young adult cancer patient community focus on what matters – healing.

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To learn more about how your gift makes a direct impact, please email emily.nist@dearjackfoundation.org.

Give Love & Support this Valentine's Day

Support AYA Cancer Patients & Survivors with New DJF Merch!

Available now until February 14th, purchase this exclusive Andrew McMahon lyric design to directly benefit Dear Jack's programs and the AYA cancer patients and survivors we serve.

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Legacy Circle

Leave Your Legacy

Rooted in Dear Jack Foundation's core values, the Legacy Circle fosters and encourages a community of giving. It is your support that drives the Dear Jack Foundation's ability to improve the lives of so many young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their families. 

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Ways to Give

Donate Online via Credit Card

Visit dearjackfoundation.org/donate to make an online donation today.

Credit card donations can be made on a monthly or annual recurring basis.

Check via Mail

To make a donation via check, please make checks payable to:

Dear Jack Foundation
1840B W. Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120

Make a Pledge

Pledged donations can be made via check or credit card payment, if you have questions or want to make an annual pledged gift, please contact Emily Nist.

Planned Giving (IRA, DAF)

Additional ways to give besides cash gifts include: planned gifts, IRA, or DAF distributions.

To learn more about how to make a gift through an IRA or DAF distribution grant please contact Emily Nist.

Employer Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees.

Employer matched gifts are a great way to double or even triple the amount of your donation. For more information, reach out to your employer directly.

Every dollar counts

Every dollar you donate provides an opportunity to create hope, guidance, and community for the 89,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer annually.

$100

Supplies one welcome bag containing care items for a LifeList program participant

$500

Supplies yoga mats for one Breathe Now Retreat

$2,000

Fully funds one LifeList program participant

$4,000

Fully funds one couple to attend a Breathe Now Retreat

Host A Fundraising Event

To achieve our mission, Dear Jack relies on gifts from a variety of sources. Events planned by individuals, companies, and community groups benefiting Dear Jack provide vital sources of annual operating funds.

Some events require Dear Jack Foundation approval before fundraising. If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Policy and fill out the application form.

Third Party Event Policy  Third Party Event Application

Donation FAQs

What is Dear Jack's EIN number?

45-2219082.

IRS Letter of Determination is available here.

Are donations tax deductible?

Generally speaking yes. Although we recommend speaking with your CPA.

Where does the money I donate or fundraise go?

The money you raise or donate goes directly to the Dear Jack Foundation’s programs and helps to fund our program partnership with Cancer for College. To learn more about our programs and partnerships, please visit our About and Programs pages.

Can my donation 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.

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. Please notify the Dear Jack Foundation if we should be expecting a company match on your behalf. Please note that often it takes 30-60 days for employers to process match requests.

Your company should direct match requests to: brett@dearjackfoundation.org or mail to:

Dear Jack Foundation
1840B W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

Sending Kindness that Makes a Difference

Letters with Love is an opportunity for volunteers to provide Dear Jack’s LifeList participants with words of hope, encouragement, and love as they are actively going through treatment. All you need is paper and something to write with to participate!

The Letters with Love program runs quarterly – in February, May, August and November. During those times, Dear Jack staff hosts several one-hour, virtual card-making parties where you can hear about current participants and their stories. You may participate in writing notes even if you are unable to attend the virtual get-togethers.

Sign-Up For More Information  RSVP For a Virtual Card Making Event

 

A list of Q1 LifeList participants is now available. 

A few things to remember when writing your letters:

  1. Please send the notes in either no envelope or unsealed envelopes
  2. Please no medical advice or treatment suggestions.
  3. If you write a note to a specific participant, make sure their name is on it
  4. Our program participants come from all backgrounds and are diverse in their genders, ethnicities and beliefs. Please keep your notes supportive of all.

Download Q1 LWL Participant Info

Have questions? Shoot us an email at info@dearjackfoundation.org

February 2022

Card Making Parties

Dear Jack Foundation will be welcoming a new group of LifeList participants in early 2022, and the Dear Jack staff will be hosting three virtual card making events to write letters for these cancer patients.
  • Wednesday, February 2nd – 6-7pm MST / 8-9pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 9th – 6-7pm MST / 8-9pm EST
  • Thursday, February 10th – 5-6pm MST / 7-8pm EST
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How to Write the Perfect Letter

Your Letters Make a Difference

"I just received all the letters in the mail and I’m so touched!! Thank you and to everyone at the Dear Jack family. I was having a bit of a hard day and when I got home from school they were the first thing I saw so it really cheered me up! It really came at the perfect time. I’ll cherish these, thank you!"

- Anna P.
LifeList Participant, 2020

"I can’t describe how happy these notes and letters made me. I was in amazement of how thoughtful people are to send such kind words. I opened them with my husband and we both had smiles on our faces the whole time. Hand-made cards, silly jokes, stickers, uplifting words of courage...such a beautiful gesture. Please thank those who were kind enough to make these for me. Dear Jack Foundation is amazing. "

- Dionne D.
LifeList Participant, 2020

We invite you to share your connection to our mission with your community to raise funds on behalf of Dear Jack.

 

The Dear Jack Foundation relies heavily on the support of our donor community and the fundraising that they participate in annually. There are many ways to get directly involved and raise funds for Dear Jack, and we are thankful that you chose to join us in working to achieve our mission!

Fundraisers can be anything from a simple ask for donations, to neighborhood bake sales, marathons, or wedding registries. Creativity is the key to success, so think about your unique skills, talents and interests and imagine how you can leverage those to make a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.

Please note that any use of Dear Jack’s name or logo must be approved by Foundation staff before promotion. Contact us at info@dearjackfoundation.org

Some events require Dear Jack Foundation approval before fundraising. If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Guidelines and fill out the application form.

 

Fundraising Tips:

  • Donate to your own project – set an example and make the first donation to your project. 
  • Talk about it! Tell everyone you know/meet about what you are doing and what the money goes toward. The more you talk about it, the more interest you will generate.
  • Say ‘Thank You’ and ask your donors to share your message with their community of influencers.
  • Don’t forget to check if your company matches donations. Matching donations are a great way to increase the amount of funds raised toward your campaign.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Have Questions? Please reach out to Brett Gnadt at brett@dearjackfoundation.org

Coming Summer 2022 - 250K Challenge

Raise Your Voice

Thank you to all donors who raised their voice as part of the 2021 250K Challenge. We are grateful for your support. Because of you, we surpassed our 2021 campaign fundraising goal with more than $305,000 raised!

We’ll be back Summer 2022! Stay Tuned!

Every Dollar Counts

You’re making a difference in the lives of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

$100

Supplies one welcome bag containing care items for a LifeList program participant

$500

Supplies yoga mats for one Breathe Now Retreat

$2,000

Fully funds one LifeList program participant

$4,000

Fully funds one couple to attend a Breathe Now Retreat

Fundraising FAQs

How do I begin to fundraise for Dear Jack?

If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Policy and fill out the application form to get started!

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
1840B W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

Please include a note with your check with your name and fundraising page name. We will apply the check amount to your fundraiser total.

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 Raise Your Voice 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.

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 andrewmcmahon.com.

Make an Impact

Your Support Matters

Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after cancer treatment, especially without resources that specifically address the needs of the young adult cancer population. Your continued support as a member of the donor community allows Dear Jack to grow the programs that make a life-changing difference in the lives of cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 18-39.

"THANK YOU to everyone who has helped make the LifeList program happen. I am very humbled and grateful that I got to be part of it. It is truly an invaluable thing, to give a young adult hope and light during some of their darkest times."

- Alyssa N.
LifeList Participant, 2018

"For me, the best part about attending a Breathe Now Retreat was realizing I am not alone in the way I feel and the fears I still have. And getting to spend quality time on this side of treatment with my husband."

- Krystina
Breathe Now Retreat Participant, 2018

See You Soon

Dear Jack Foundation hosts benefit events throughout the year to connect with our donor and fan community with the goal to educate about the disparities that directly affect the young adult cancer patient and survivor demographic.

We hope to see you there!

Benefit Events

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