Donation FAQ

When I donate to the Anti-Cancer Challenge, where does my money go?

100% of the proceeds will be used to fund cutting-edge cancer research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Proceeds from the Children's Ride benefit cancer research at our pediatric cancer affiliate, CHOC Children's. Find out more about your Dollars At Work

How do I donate to the Anti-Cancer Challenge to support cancer research?

Making an online donation with your credit card is safe, fast, and easy. You can mail in donations (check or credit card) with the Offline Donation Form. Please make checks payable to the UCI Foundation. Please include the Anti-Cancer Challenge on the For/Memo line. If you are donating to a specific participant (rider, stationary rider, runner, virtual participant or volunteer), be sure to include the participant name and team name to whom you are donating on the check FOR/ Memo line in addition to Anti-Cancer.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. W. Ste. 630
Orange, CA 92868

How do I donate online?

Making an online donation with your credit card is safe, fast, and easy. Donate now to a participant (rider, stationary rider, runner, virtual participant or volunteer), or you can make a general donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge. All donations are tax deductible to the maximum allowable extent and support lifesaving cancer research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UC Irvine Medical Center.

How do I donate via check/where do I send checks from my donors?

Complete the Offline Donation Form and mail your check to the address exactly as it is appears below. Please make checks payable to the UCI Foundation. If you receive a check that is made out to you, you can sign the check over to the Anti-Cancer Challenge prior to mailing it by writing, “Pay to the order of UCI Foundation” in the endorsement area on the back of the check along with your signature.

Please do not deposit the check into your personal account and write a new check or pay via credit card. We must receive the original check endorsed to the UCI Foundation for the donor to receive a tax receipt. Be sure to include Anti-Cancer and the rider name on the check FOR/memo line.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. W. Ste. 630
Orange, CA 92868

For your convenience, a Donation Tracking Form is available.

Why do you ask for so much donor information?

The information we collect is necessary to provide appropriate tax acknowledgment information. This information is not used for solicitation purposes. If you have any questions about the information that is being collected, please Contact Us.

Is the Anti-Cancer Challenge a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution?

Yes, UC Irvine Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift qualifies for tax-deduction to the maximum allowable extent within IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.

The ID number for gifts to the UC Irvine Foundation is 95-2540117.

What do I do if a donor gives me cash?

The Anti-Cancer Challenge office must receive cash donations with a completed Offline Donation Form in order to provide a tax acknowledgment. It is not recommended to send cash via mail as it may be lost. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the receipt of cash donations sent via mail. If you choose to deposit the cash donation and write us a check or make a donation online, we CANNOT send the donor a tax acknowledgment.

For your convenience, a Donation Tracking Form is available.

Is my donation tax-deductible and will I receive a tax receipt?

Yes, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For foreign donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge is tax deductible.

All tax receipts will be sent via mail to the name and address listed on the Offline Donation Form or online donation form. If a cash donation is not received directly by the Anti-Cancer Challenge from the donor, we cannot provide a tax acknowledgment.

How do I donate to a specific Anti-Cancer Challenge participant?

Visit the Donate to a Participant/Team page. Use the participant search function by entering the participants first and last name and clicking the “search” button. Scroll down to review the results and select the participant you wish to donate to.

How do I make a general donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge?

You can donate to the general fund online with your credit card or you can mail in your donation by completing an Offline Donation Form and mail it to the Anti-Cancer Challenge office at the address listed below.Please make checks payable to the UCI Foundation. If you receive a check that is made out to you, you can sign the check over to the Anti-Cancer Challenge prior to mailing it by writing, “Pay to the order of UCI Foundation” in the endorsement area on the back of the check along with your signature.

Please do not deposit the check into your personal account and write a new check or pay via credit card. We must receive the original check endorsed to the UCI Foundation for the donor to receive a tax receipt. Be sure to include the Anti-Cancer Challenge and the rider name on the check FOR/memo line.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. W. Ste. 630
Orange, CA 92868

For your convenience, a Donation Tracking Form is available.

How do I enter cash/check donations I’ve received on my Participant Page?

Donations received offline will need to be mailed or delivered to the Anti-Cancer Challenge office to the address listed below. Every donation should include a completed Offline Donation Form. We do not recommend mailing cash as it may be lost. Offline donations typically take five business days from the date received to appear on your participant page. Contact us if you have any questions.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd. W. Ste. 630
Orange, CA 92868

For your convenience, a Donation Tracking Form is available.

Do you accept matching gifts?

Yes, the Anti-Cancer Challenge accepts matching gifts. In order to apply for a matching gift, you will need to follow the process required by the individual or company to which you are applying for the matching gift. Usually, the process will require your donor to start the process using an online portal or paper forms that can be obtained from a HR or charitable giving office. Be sure to note the matching gift is for the Anti-Cancer Challenge. Make sure you understand the details before you count on matching gifts to meet your fundraising goal. 

Remind donors to apply for matching gifts as soon as possible. It's generally as easy as filling out a form. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. 

Matching gifts may be paid on an annual, semi-annual or monthly basis. Matching gifts will be counted towards your fundraising commitment when a copy of the completed matching gift form is received by the Anti-Cancer Challenge office. 

Learn more on our Matching Gifts page. 

What if someone from a foreign country wants to donate to my ride?

They can simply donate by credit card to your personal fundraising page and enter the amount in American dollars. Foreign donors will need to refer to their local tax laws to determine if their donation to the Anti-Cancer Challenge is tax-deductible.

What happens if I don't reach my fundraising goal?

If you don't reach your fundraising goal by June 8, 2017 your credit card will be charged for the remainder of your fundraising commitment. We recommend you get started on your fundraising commitment early so you have plenty of time to reach your goal. 

If you increase your fundraising goal to exceed your fundraising commitment, you will only be charged for the remainder of your fundraising commitment, so set your goal high! 

Are my donations refunded if I withdraw from the Challenge?

Donations will not be refunded if a rider or runner withdraws. 

Interested in joining us as a sponsor?

Contact us to explore sponsorship possibilities. Each sponsorship level has a complete package of benefits, and we work with each of our corporate partners to customize a proposal to increase visibility, enhance customer loyalty, market to a target audience, showcase good corporate citizenship, and provide opportunities to engage employees. Contact the Anti-Cancer Challenge Executive Director, Jennifer Sarrail, at 714.456.8553 or jsarrail@uci.edu

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The Anti-Cancer Challenge would not be possible without the contributions from our generous sponsors.

ACCELERATION SPONSORS

Monster

VELOCITY SPONSORS

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Hensel Phelps

 

Hyundai

ENDURANCE SPONSORS

Pfizer

 
AERODYNAMIC SPONSORS

Anaheim Ducks

 

FivePoint

 

Sodexo

 

Spectrum

 

MOMENTUM SPONSORS

Angels Baseball


APX Sport Drink

 

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Brightview

 

BMS Logo

 

California Pizza Kitchen


Critchfield

 

Cyclist

 

DPR Construction

 

FPL and Associates

Full Psycle

Griffith
Hologic Logo

Jacobs

 

LCI LOGO

 

MA Engineers

Miss Kellys

 

Octapharma

 

Pactimo

 

PIMCO

 

Rubys

SCMS

 

Suja

For more information on how your company can play a pivotal role in creating a cancer-free world, please contact the Anti-Cancer Challenge Executive Director, Jennifer Sarrail, at 714.456.8553 or jsarrail@uci.edu.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Thank you to our generous community partners. 

Irvine Chamber

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, 5th District, Orange County Board of Supervisors

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