‘Planning Giving’ for Cancer Families

David’s Dream & Believe Has Helped Many; Many More in Need
Jan 29, 2018
Courtesy of: David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

As David’s Dream & Believe Foundation kicks off 2018, it is re-introducing its Planning Giving Program so donors can help the nonprofit organization assist more and more people who need it. Businesses or individuals can become event sponsors of visible and exciting events. Sponsorship levels start at Bronze, $1,000, and continue in increments to $10,000 and more.

Through donors’ generosity, David’s Dream & Believe Foundation has made a difference in many lives. The foundation has so far been able to provide direct financial assistance to 1,004 families battling a cancer diagnosis.

“In addition to financial support, countless other families have received personal emotional support, wellness services and hope,” said David Caldarella of Manahawkin, co-founder and chief executive officer.

But more families are reaching out for help.

“Our 2018 planned giving initiative will afford us the opportunity to better respond to the increasing avalanche of patient grant requests,” Caldarella said.

“Our DDBCF Executive Director, Danielle Corso, created the first successful planned giving campaign in 2015 with the help of the generous team at Equity Prime Mortgage, and our relationship with them remains the gold standard for long-term partnerships,” Caldarella said. “The impact that this single program has had on the lives of patients and their families is difficult to accurately measure – literally thousands who have been impacted by this deadly disease are benefiting from the Equity Prime Mortgage planned giving program.”

Sponsors can feel good about having their name involved with the foundation – and their name will be seen as well.

“The DDBCF event calendar for 2018 includes highly visible events that provide you or your business with key sponsorship opportunities that are available now,” Caldarella said.

“We are particularly excited to announce that DDBCF was selected to be the first Chowder for a Cause Partner Charity for this year’s Chowderfest! Over 15,000 people attended last year, so the opportunity to raise awareness for our Mission of Hope in 2018 will be tremendous.”

Other events include: Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin’ for a Cure; Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic; Stafford Run for Hope; LBI Summer Soirée; and Survival of the Mills.

A planned giving commitment can be structured monthly, quarterly or as a one-time annual contribution.

“In addition, DDBCF prominently recognizes our Community Partner Level sponsors on the DDBCF website and on all of our marketing brochures, signs and event materials. The Community Partner Level is reserved for individuals and businesses who pledge $10,000 in donations per year.”

Those interested may call or email Caldarella (ideally before Feb. 15) to ensure that they are recognized in DDBCF marketing initiatives this year. Call 609-489-0011 or email: david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org.  —M.S.

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