How Gifts Are Used

We will use your gift to help support one of the many important aspects of our Center’s programs. You may designate your gift for a specific purpose or you may direct it toward general program support.

Your gift directly supports our services and programs. Most of our funds support the salaries of the people that help you and your family members. You may designate your gift for a specific purpose or you may direct it toward general program support.

Your gift may be used for some of the following services:

  • Individual counseling by trained mental health professionals
  • Production, printing and mailing of the Newsletter
  • Insights Into Cancer lecture series
  • Pamphlets for the library
  • Streaming video on the web site
  • Patient amenities
  • Handouts and other educational materials for programs
  • Weekly support group sessions
  • Salary support of psychosocial care staff
  • Educational materials and library books
  • Training

Listed below are some of the services for which your gifts might be used and examples of some average costs we incur for some of these services as part of our basic operation:

  • One hour/week of counseling (telephone/in person) one year/one patient: $15,600
  • One support group per week for 6 people per year: $21,000
  • One hour of psychologist/clinician time: $300
  • One complete Newsletter (development/printing/mailing): $25,000
  • Insights Into Cancer Lecture Series Per Year: $140,000