Planned giving

Legacy gifts allow you to take care of your family, provide for gifts to loved ones, and include a charitable gift for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. We can help you find the best way to make your gift, and perhaps help you to make a larger gift than you thought possible.

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Strong endowment funds keep Roswell Park's research and clinical programs moving forward. An endowment fund is like a permanent savings account. The principal of the original contribution is never spent, so the fund will always exist. A portion of the endowment’s earnings is distributed, while the rest is reinvested to ensure future financial growth.

These resources allow doctors and scientists to develop and manage their programs and to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Review a full list of our endowments in our annual report.

If you are interested in setting up an endowment fund, or contributing to an existing endowment fund, call the Office of Planned Giving at 716-845-1338.

Giving opportunities

Matching gifts

Double your donation with a matching gift: Many companies offer matching gift programs for charitable organizations. Click here to check if you or your spouse's company has such a program.

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Wedding favors

Consider making a donation to Roswell Park in lieu of buying traditional wedding favors. Our team will design and print table tent cards or bookmarks to display on your table so your guests know you’ve made a gift in their honor. If you’re interested, download and complete our request form or contact Joanne Glose by email or phone at 716-845-8788.

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There are many other ways to make a difference on cancer care and research. You can make a one-time or monthly donation online, by mail or over the phone.

You can also give your time by volunteering at Roswell Park, or at one of our many fundraising events. Another great way to give back is to donate blood at our Donor Center!