Frequently Asked Questions

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I can’t make the event; can I still support the Jimmy Fund?

Yes! We rely on generous donors like yourself to support Dana-Farber’s mission to conquer cancer. You can make a gift online or sponsor a patient to attend Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® by adding a "Sponsor a Patient" ticket to your order.

I just made a gift by credit card. 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 email our Donor Services team at askCS@dfci.harvard.edu. We can also be reached by phone at 800-525-4669 or 617-632-2903.

What is a matching gift? How do I submit a matching gift?

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees’ support of charitable organizations. Contact your company’s human resources department for information about how to have a gift matched, or search for your company to see if it provides matching gifts to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

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.

Is the Scooper Bowl 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 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 email.

What is Dana-Farber's tax ID number?

The Institute's federal tax ID number is 04-2263040.

Why has Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® been cancelled?

To keep our supporters safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have cancelled Scooper Bowl for summer 2020. We look forward to enjoying sweet treats with you next summer!

How can I support the Jimmy Fund during COVID-19?

Thank you for your ongoing support. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patients need your help now more than ever. You can support them by donating to Scooper Bowl or by starting or joining a virtual fundraising event with us. For supporters in Boston, you can also visit Dana-Farber to make a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.

Why has Scooper Bowl NYC been cancelled?

To keep our supporters safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have cancelled Scooper Bowl NYC for summer 2020. We look forward to seeing you at Bryant Park next summer!

How can I support the Jimmy Fund during COVID-19?

Thank you for your ongoing support. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patients need your help now more than ever. You can support them by donating to Scooper Bowl or by starting or joining a virtual fundraising event with us. For supporters in Boston, you can also visit Dana-Farber to make a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.