Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Alliance Foundation about a donation?

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer. If you have questions about how to help, please contact us during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) by phone at 716-845-8788 or via email to TeamRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

I want to make a credit card gift, but I don’t like submitting the information over the web.

There are several alternatives to donating online. Call us at 716-845-8788 and we’ll take your credit card information over the phone.

Or, you can mail your check (with the printed PDF donation form) to us at:

 

 

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
ATTN: Team Roswell
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Please do not send cash in the mail. You can drop it off at the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation main office located at 901 Washington Street during business hours.

Please allow 12-15 days after receipt for offline donations to be processed and posted to your fundraising page.

My donation didn’t go through. Why?

If you received an error message, it is likely that the information provided did not match exactly with what is on file at your bank. For any questions, give us a call at 716-845-8788, or email TeamRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

How can I find out more about the research my donation is supporting?

Click here to learn more about the research you are funding.

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?

Yes, during the registration process, be sure to answer the honor and memorial questions.

I can’t find my receipt. Can I have another one?

We can send you a copy of your receipt. Please call us at 716-845-8788 or email TeamRoswell@RoswellPark.org with your donation information and the best way to contact you.

Does the foundation issue tax receipts?

Yes, the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. When you contribute to the Foundation, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for income tax purposes. You can expect your receipt for your donation within one to three weeks from the date you send it in. If you make your gift online, your receipt will be emailed to you.

I made a donation online and now I have questions about it. Whom can I call?

For any questions regarding donations, please contact us during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) by phone at 716-845-8788 or via email to TeamRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

Can I fundraise for Carly’s Club under Team Roswell?

Yes, you can raise funds for Roswell’s youngest patients by designating your funds by selecting “Carly’s Club for Kids & Cancer Research” in the drop-down menu during your event registration.

Where can I learn more about Carly’s Club?

To learn more about Carly’s Club, click here.

Is there an athletics fundraising minimum?

Yes, in order to be reimbursed for you registration fees, you must raise at least $250.

What are the different types of Team Roswell athletic events?

Local/Regional – Support Roswell Park in Buffalo
Participate in a Team Roswell athletic challenge in the Western New York area, and we will cover your registration fees.
Fundraising minimum = $250
Stipend = Registration fees

Domestic – Take your fundraising for Roswell Park across the country
Take the Team Roswell athletics challenge anywhere in the U.S., and we will cover your registration fees and travel expenses.
Fundraising minimum = $3,500
Stipend = Registration fees, up to $1,500

International – Spread Roswell Park’s message around the world
Take the Team Roswell athletics challenge anywhere outside of the U.S. and we will cover your registration fees and travel expenses.
Fundraising minimum = $5,000
Stipend = Registration fees, up to $2,000

All for the Cause – Doing my part for Roswell Park
Fundraising minimum = $0
Stipend = $0

DIY – Create your own athletic event to support Roswell Park
Fundraising minimum = $0
Stipend = $0

What are the incentive levels for individual athletic challenges?

$250 – Race registration and Team Roswell T-shirt

$500 – Team Roswell drawstring bag and water bottle

$1,000 – Special gift from Team Roswell

What type of event is considered a celebration?

Birthday party, retirement party, graduation party, bridal shower, holiday party, office party, etc. The sky is the limit when you dedicate a special day to an important cause!

What type of event is considered a celebration?

Bake sale, gala, car wash, food competition, fashion show, trivia night, comedy show, spaghetti dinner, etc. The sky is the limit when you want to create your very own one-of-a-kind event!

What does it mean to create and honor and memorial page?

By creating a page, you are collection donations in honor or in memory of someone special, in lieu of flowers. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by this disease, and Team Roswell provides an easy way to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Can a doctor or researcher make an appearance at my event?

An appearance by a doctor or a researcher is based on their availability. If you are interested in having a Roswell Park Cancer Institute representative at your event, please inquire with a Team Roswell staff member.

Can I create items (shirts, hats, etc.) with the Team Roswell logo?

Yes, as long as the logo is not modified in any way. Your Team Roswell coordinator can provide you with a color logo or an all-white version. We must review and approve items before they are made public.

Can I use the logo on my materials?

Yes, as long as the logo is not modified in any way. Your Team Roswell coordinator can provide you with a color logo or an all-white version. We must review and approve materials before they are made public.

What materials can Team Roswell provide me with for my event?

If you are interested in a Team Roswell event pack (banners, balloons, pens, etc.), please reach out to your designated Team Roswell staff member.

How do I receive sponsorship or donations from businesses for my event?

Team Roswell event coordinators have had great success asking local companies for support.

If you are planning an event, think about the supplies you need and approach a vendor for in-kind donations to use at your event. You can often request support from companies in exchange for advertising on your flyers, brochures, letters, T-shirts and other event materials. Please note: we cannot provide tax receipts for these types of contributions.

We can provide the necessary paperwork to show that their donation will directly benefit a 501 (c)(3). Please reach out to your designated Team Roswell staff member for such materials.

Who should I ask to sponsor my event?

When you are soliciting sponsors, first go to your personal connections, family and friends for donations.

As RPCI has corporate relationships established with many local businesses, before soliciting businesses and/or individuals for sponsorship, you must first contact a Team Roswell staff member with a list of businesses and/or individuals that you wish to approach so as not to jeopardize RPCI’s relationship with such businesses.

For any sponsorship questions, give us a call at 716*845-8788, or email TeamRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

How can I obtain sponsorship materials?

Please ask your designated Team Roswell staff member if you need specific paperwork for a donation.

Can Team Roswell or Roswell Park help promote my event in the media?

No, we cannot reach out to media outlets for you, but feel free to reach out to them yourself!

We can post your event on our Team Roswell Facebook and Twitter pages as well as add you to the Team Roswell community events calendar when that is available.

Check out our event fundraising guide for advice on how to approach the media.