Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge website secure?

Yes. All information submitted online is subject to the Jimmy Fund Privacy Policy. Please read the Jimmy Fund Privacy Policy before submitting any personal information.

How do my supporters get a receipt of their gift to use for tax purposes?

All gifts made online will receive an email confirmation, which includes tax information. Gifts of $15 or more made by check are acknowledged with a letter. For gifts made by check that are less than $15, the cancelled check will serve as your tax receipt.

I just made a gift. What will appear on my bank statement?

Your online transaction will appear on your credit card statement as: DANAFARBERJIMMYFND. If the transaction is pending, you may see PENDINGBB appear, which is normal. Should you have any questions regarding what appears on your statement, please contact Victoria Fox at 617-632-6603 or JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu.

I just made a gift online but did not receive my email confirmation. Can this be re-sent to me?

Yes. Please contact Victoria Fox at 617-632-6603 or JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu to request an email acknowledgement.

How do my supporters submit a matching gift form?

Every company has their own policies and procedures to determine a particular charity's eligibility to receive a matching gift. Your supporters' Human Resources departments will have more information about how to have a gift matched or you can search for your company to see if they provide matching gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

If the original gift is made online, please have your supporter(s) print out the email confirmation received upon making the gift and mail it with the matching gift form to:

The Jimmy Fund
Attn: Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445

Alternatively, if your supporter(s) makes their gift online, and their company has an electronic gift submission program, please have them email the confirmations of both their gift and their matching gift submission to JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu.

If your supporter(s) would like to match a gift they make by check, please have them mail the matching gift form along with their gift to the address above. Many employers' matching gift forms require the following information:

Tax ID Number: 042263040
Contact Name: Donor Services
Address:
The Jimmy Fund
Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445
AskCS@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-2920 (fax)

Can my supporters make gifts of stock/securities to support my fundraising? What about gifts made through Donor Advised Funds?

Yes. Your supporters can give gifts of stock or securities and we also accept gifts from Donor Advised Funds. To make a gift via an existing Donor Advised Fund, donors should utilize the Donor Advised Fund link on the “Give” page and reach out to their Donor Advised Fund contact to confirm. Donors should always be sure to note the gift designation (e.g. Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge/participant name). Please email JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu once this gift has been made so we can credit the correct participant.

Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund's Tax ID Number is 042263040.

I have a question about giving from my Donor Advised Fund using DAF Direct. Who do I contact?

Follow the instructions after clicking to give via DAF Direct. You may email our Donor Services team at AskCS@dfci.harvard.edu or call 617-632-2903 if you have any further questions. You may also contact JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu with any questions. Please email Victoria after any gifts are made to your page using Donor Advised Funds.

How do I opt out of communications?

If you wish to opt out of receiving fundraising mailings from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, please call (800) 525-4669 or visit JimmyFund.org/Opt-Out. If you wish to opt out of email communications, you may also click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge email.

Who can participate?

Anyone! Golfers of all ages are welcome to participate, as well as anyone utilizing any form of golf to fundraise. While we are asking you to dedicate a round for the Jimmy Fund, you could also play mini golf, hit the driving range, or be creative at home!

Is there a deadline for registration?

Registration will close on October 30, 2020, and all fundraising for this initiative must be completed by 11:59 p.m. October 31, 2020, to be considered for the tiered incentives and top fundraising prizes.

I forgot my username and/or password. What do I do?

Please click on the "forgot username and/or password" link on the “Login page”. You will then be asked questions to determine your identity and help you reset your information. If you continue to encounter issues, please email JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu.

I am having trouble with registering. What should I do?

Please make sure you have answered all required questions and if applicable, entered all of the correct credit card and billing information. If you continue to encounter issues, please email JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu.

What are the fundraising requirements?

As a participant, the only requirement is a $20 registration fee. Upon registration, you’ll receive a $20 PGA TOUR Superstore gift card, a specialized Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber face scarf, and a personal fundraising page to help you reach out to your network of family and friends. In your participant center, there are a variety of templates and tools to assist with your fundraising! There is no fundraising minimum for this event, however we encourage you to fundraise as much as you can for cancer care and research. Additionally, when you raise your first $100, you will receive a ’47 Jimmy Fund Golf hat and a sleeve of Callaway Chromesoft golf balls!

Are there prizes for the top fundraisers?

Yes! The top individual fundraiser and the top tournament fundraiser will both receive great prizes, to be determined at a later date. Additionally, all participants who fundraise more than $250 will be eligible for one of our incentive prizes. All fundraising must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2020, to be considered for these prizes.

What activity should I do to participate in the Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge?

There are plenty of different ways you can participate in this initiative! You could get out on the course and play 9, 18, or 36 holes of golf. You could challenge yourself to hit 100 golf balls at the driving range every week. Or you could gather family and friends and play a round of mini golf! Check out a list of ideas for inspiration, or contact Victoria Fox at JimmyFund_Golf@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-6603 to discuss further.

Can I turn in checks and cash?

Please make checks payable to "The Jimmy Fund." Please do not send cash gifts—any cash collected should be converted to a money order or cashier's check payable to "The Jimmy Fund." Complete the Gift Deposit Form, listing that it is for your personal page name, and attach it to any gifts so that we can add it to your fundraising total and acknowledge your donors. You can mail checks/money orders to the following address:

The Jimmy Fund
Attn: Victoria Fox
Jimmy Fund Golf Challenge
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445

Where does the money go?

Eighty-eight cents of every dollar given to the Jimmy Fund directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. Learn more about where your money goes.