Celebration Center FAQs
Q: Can I request that donations be made to LRF in lieu of gifts without creating a personal celebration page?
Q: What is the difference between the LRF Celebration Center and other third party fundraising sites?
A: A personal celebration page is your way to create a lasting tribute to commemorate any type of special occasion while raising funds and awareness to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF). By creating your personal celebration page, you can ask friends, family, and guests of your celebration to donate directly to LRF in lieu of giving you traditional gifts.
A: Yes, of course! While we recommend using the Celebration Center platform to create a lasting tribute for your celebration and fundraising efforts and to easily track donations made in your honor, we understand that this is not for everyone. For more details, or to request information on how to fundraise for LRF offline, please contact us at (646) 312- 5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Absolutely! Making a donation to LRF in lieu of giving traditional party favors is a great way to honor your guests while supporting LRF's mission to eradicate lymphoma. LRF will be happy to provide you with a certificate which you can display at your special occasion. Check out our Certificates of Appreciation for some examples of what LRF can provide. We would be happy to work with you to design a certificate specific to your special occasion. For more details, or to request a celebration certificate, please contact us at (646) 312-5207 or email@example.com.
A: The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date education about this type of cancer. The Foundation invests millions of dollars every year to combat lymphoma and assist those whose lives have been affected by a lymphoma diagnosis. LRF is dedicated to identifying a cure through an aggressively funded research program and to helping members of the lymphoma community by providing comprehensive, disease-specific programs and services. Since inception, LRF has funded more than $54 million in lymphoma research and currently serves over 60,000 people each year through our programs and services. Over 81 cents of every dollar spent by the Foundation goes toward research and programming. (For more detailed information on how LRF funds are spent, please see our 2012 Annual Report).
A: All checks should be made payable to Lymphoma Research Foundation. Click here for the printable donation form to include with your donations. You can also find this printable donation form on your personal celebration page by clicking the "Give Now" button and selecting "Print Donation Form."
Mail donations to:
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Attn: Celebration Center
115 Broadway, Suite 1301
New York, NY
A: Many businesses will match or double the amount one of their employees donates to charity. Ask your company about its matching gift program, and don’t forget to ask friends and family who donate to check with their companies, too. You can instantly double your fundraising contribution through matching gifts. After making a donation, employees can obtain a "matching gift" form (usually within the HR department) which asks their corporation to match the donation amount they made individually to the same nonprofit. The form is mailed to the nonprofit to complete and then sent back to the corporation. For more information on matching gifts, please contact us at (646) 312-5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Every online donation will receive an automated email acknowledgment from LRF that can be used for tax purposes. It is also a good idea to send your own personal thank you acknowledgement to anyone who donates to your fundraising efforts. When you log in to your Celebration Center account, you will be able to see a list of donors who have contributed.
A: The LRF Celebration Center offers features that are not available on other third party fundraising sites. We provide a printable donation form, available for download directly from the Celebration Center, for donors who wish to donate offline and mail their donations directly to LRF. Once we receive these offline donations, we can upload the dollar amounts to your personal fundraising page so that the posted amount of total funds raised on your page reflects both online and offline donations. Another key benefit to using the LRF Celebration Center is that 100% of the funds raised on your personal fundraising page goes directly to LRF which in turn can help to make a bigger impact towards reaching LRF's goal of eradicating lymphoma. Other third party fundraising sites take a percentage of the funds raised to cover their costs before sending the donations to LRF. This percentage varies from site to site, but sometimes it can be up to 7.5% of the donation amount.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (646) 312-5207 or email@example.com.