How You Can Help
There are many ways to make a donation to the Markey Cancer Foundation.
Click the above icons for more information or to donate now.
Good Stewards: Over our 30+ year history, over 90 cents out of
every dollar raised has gone to support our cancer
programs. The other ten cents was used for general
administration and fund raising programs. Markey Cancer Foundation has raised
more than $65 million to date to provide
the facilities and to support the programs
of the Markey Cancer Center.
Your donations have long been the cornerstone of our
progress. Gifts from individuals and organizations to
the Markey Cancer Foundation are used to:
- advance cancer research programs and promising young researchers
- foster innovative patient care
- purchase state-of-the-art scientific equipment, and
- endow chairs and professorships to recruit and retain exceptional doctors at the Markey Cancer Center.
Cash, Check or Credit Card
Please join us in the fight against cancer by making a contribution of whatever you can afford to support our work here at Markey. Checks should be made payable to the Markey Cancer Foundation. You can also make your gift by credit card online or by contacting our office.
Please call: Amy Jo Morgan at (859) 323-6448 for more information on how you can become our partner.
Programs / Funds you can support
- NCI CCC Designation Fund
This fund will help provide the resources
needed to grow research efforts, clinical programs and infrastructure of
the Markey Cancer Center for designation by the National Cancer
Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more about NCI CCC designation here.
- Enduring Gift Fund
This endowment will be a long-lasting legacy in
honor and memory of our founder, Dr. Ben F. Roach, and ensure the
viability of the Markey Cancer Foundation in perpetuity. The most important value of your gift is the hope and
compassion it offers to cancer patients and their
families. On behalf of the families we serve, we
thank you for your favorable consideration to making a
gift for this vital effort.
- Patient Support Program
Provides snacks to chemotherapy patients,
items for patient rooms, supports the Breast Cancer Support Group, and
Memorial, In Honor of, and Special Occasion Gifts
For special occasions, many people
have found great satisfaction in making honor and
memorial gifts to the Markey Cancer Foundation. The acknowledgement
of these gifts will be sent to whomever the donor directs.
- Memorial or Tribute Gifts
Made in memory of family members, friends and
colleagues who have died.
- In Honor Of Gifts
Show someone special in your life a
measure of affection, admiration or gratitude for birthdays,
anniversaries and holidays.
- Special Occasion Gifts
You may wish to celebrate a special occasion
in your life by encouraging family members, friends and colleagues to
make donations to Markey in lieu of personal gifts. When such a gift is
received, a special card or notification is sent to the family or the
The mission of the Annual Giving Fund is to support
the MCF in the here and now: the Annual Giving Fund can step in,
providing flexible, immediate funds. Its purpose is to ensure the MCF
has the dexterity to act on the needs that arise each year.
Planned Gifts & Estate Planning
Gifts That Give Back: Gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts
are planned gifts that can provide annual payments for you, your spouse
or another person, reduce your taxes through charitable deduction and
save estate/gift taxes. Gifts made through wills and estate
planning provide donors with tax savings and other financial
- Gifts by Bequest
If you are concerned about preserving income and
investment but still want to make a gift to Markey, remember to include
the Markey Cancer Foundation in your will. Markey can also be named as a
beneficiary of retirement plans, trusts or life insurance policies.
Such gifts can reduce estate taxes.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities, closely held stock and mutual funds can be extremely beneficial to both you and Markey Cancer Foundation. These gifts can help you diversify your assets and minimize capital gains taxes. Contrary to popular belief, gifts of closely held stock can create the same tax benefits as shares that are publicly traded. As with other kinds of gifts, gifts of stock can be directed to any area of cancer: research, patient care or other cancer related programs.
Giving appreciated securities is a fast and easy way to make a gift to Markey Cancer Foundation and get considerable tax benefits. It is almost always a better strategy to give appreciated securities directly to the Foundation, rather than selling them and donating the proceeds of the sale. In fact, many of our partners and friends find that the tax benefits associated with giving to Markey Cancer Foundation actually allow them to increase the size of their gift.
Please feel free to contact the Foundation office with any questions. We appreciate your interest and your support.
Major gifts, such as an endowment or naming a room or program, enable you to leave a lasting legacy at Markey. By working together, we can create a plan which supports your desires for your gift as well as the needs of the cancer center and its many opportunities. For more information on how you can make a significant impact in the fight against cancer, please call:
Note: Your contribution to Markey may qualify for a Corporate Matching Gift
from your employer or your spouse's employer. Please contact the
company's human resources department for more information about how you
can increase your support to Markey Cancer Foundation or contact Amy Jo Morgan above.
Amy Jo Morgan
Donor Relations | Markey Cancer Foundation