Donation FAQs

Is the Cancer Resource Center affiliated with national organizations?

No, the Cancer Resource Center is not affiliated with any national cancer organizations. We are a local non-profit serving individuals in and around Tompkins County.  We are proud that all donations to the Cancer Resource Center remain here in our community.  We are pleased to be the recipient of grants from Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in support of our work relating to breast cancer, but we do not receive funding from the American Cancer Society or other national groups.  We therefore rely heavily on private donations from individuals in our community.


How will my donation be used?

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes has a number of services in support of our Mission. 100% of your gift remains in this community and will be used to support staff and volunteers in their work to support families facing cancer.


My group would like to hold a fundraiser for the Center. Where do I start?

We are thrilled you are interested in supporting the center!  We rely heavily on the donations of folks like you and your group.  Call the Executive Director at 607-277-0960 or at to discuss your event well in advance, and go to Guidelines for Raising Money for the Center for more info.


How do I donate wigs, hats, scarves or other goods?

If you would like to donate items for our free boutique (or other in-kind materials) call the center at 607-277-0960 to speak to staff about your gift and to make arrangements for drop off.


Can I give stock as a donation?

Yes. The Cancer Resource Center accepts donations of stock. To make a donation of stock to the Center please contact the Executive Director at 607-277-0960.


Who do I speak to about putting the Cancer Resource Center in my will?

If you think you would like to remember the Center in your estate planning, please call the Executive Director (607-277-0960) as well as speaking to your attorney or financial planner.


Where should I mail donation checks?

All donations can be mailed to CRCFL, 612 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


Who should donation checks be made out to?

Please make all checks payable to: CRCFL or the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.


How is a notification made to the family for a donation that was made in honor/memory of someone?

If your donation was made in honor or in memory of someone, and you wish us to send an acknowledgment to the family, be sure to include the names and addresses of the family member(s).


Are donations tax deductible?

All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Do all donations receive a receipt?

Any donor who makes a donation and has provided their address will receive a receipt once the donation has been processed.