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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - NJ Cancer Patient Assistance

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - New Jersey Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

Living with cancer is difficult for patients and their families. It’s even harder when the stress of cancer is made worse by financial worry.

Support to the Cancer Assistance Fund allows patients to focus on getting better. The day-to-day struggle of paying bills to avoid losing a home, or having utilities shut off, among others, is lessened because of this fund. Providing financial assistance to cancer patients so they do not have to choose between medical care and paying bills is the purpose of this fund.

Your support will help insure that our cancer patients are able to focus on receiving the best care while their basic needs are not a worry.

For more information, contact Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey at info.JHFNJ@jefferson.edu or call 856-566-2008.

Additional Ways to Give
  • Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

    If you own stock, it is sometimes wiser to contribute stock rather than cash, as a gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax advantage:

    1. You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock
    2. You receive an income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of the gift

    For example, if you purchased stock years ago for $1,000 that is now worth $10,000, an outright gift of the stock would result in a charitable deduction of $10,000. In addition, there is no tax on the $9,000 appreciation in value.

    If you have owned stock for more than a year, you qualify for these significant tax advantages. Your gift must be postmarked by December 31 to qualify for a deduction in that tax year. A stockbroker or trust officer also can arrange for a year-end gift of stock from your account.

    Transferring stock to Jefferson or have questions? Email Sarah Staley at sarah.staley@jefferson.edu with your name, contact information, stock name, and number of shares. We will provide you with instructions for your broker.

  • Income-Producing Gifts

    Making a planned gift is an excellent way to support Jefferson while obtaining long-term financial benefits for you and your family. Staff in our Department of Planned Giving can help you choose from the giving options that also produce income for you.

    Significant tax advantages can be associated with income-producing gifts, such as an immediate charitable income tax deduction, an avoidance of immediate capital gains taxes upon the sale of appreciated assets, and eventual estate tax savings. Please contact Lisa Repko, JD, at lisa.repko@jefferson.edu or 215-955-0437 for individual advice on your particular situation.

  • Payroll Deduction

     

    If you are a Jefferson faculty or staff member, you can make a gift to the university or hospital through your paycheck. Simply log in to PeopleSoft and select “Employee Giving” to get started. If you wish to give to a specific campus, search the hospital’s name to populate non-enterprise funds.

    For additional information, please contact Sarah Staley at sarah.staley@jefferson.edu or 215-955-8276.

  • Planned Gifts

    We are honored you are considering including us in your estate plans. Through the years, our friends and alumni have provided generous and significant support for patient programs, scholarships, and professorships. Please contact Lisa Repko, JD, at lisa.repko@jefferson.edu or 215-955-0437 for language specific to the Jefferson program you wish to support in your estate plans.

  • Employer Matching Gift Program

    You could double or even triple the amount of your donation if your employer provides matching gifts. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees.