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Ways to Give

Whether you have supported our life-saving efforts from day one or this is your first donation, every gift of any amount is critical to advancing the life-saving mission of DetecTogether*.

One-time or recurring gifts can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one.

*DetecTogether formerly known as 15-40 Connection.

How to Give


CARES Act

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act provides added tax incentives when you donate gifts of cash. This is GREAT NEWS for individuals planning to make charitable donations before the end of the year.

Contributions to public charities are generally limited to a percentage of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act lifted the cap on annual cash contributions for those who itemize, increasing it from 60% to 100% of AGI through the end of 2021. Any excess contributions available can be carried over to the next five years.

The universal charitable deduction has been given a well-deserved upgrade through the end of this year. You can take an additional deduction of up to $300 for single filers and up to $600 for married couples filing jointly.

These tax incentives are available for cash gifts to qualified public charities like DetecTogether, and are not available for gifts to donor advised funds or other supporting organizations.


Online: One-Time or Recurring

Using the giving form is easy and secure to make a gift. Consider setting up monthly recurring gifts of any amount to sustain your impact.

Mail

DetecTogether
53 Otis Street
Westborough, MA 01581-9998

Donor-Advised Funds

Use DAF Direct (link to instructions). Communicate with your fund administrator to generate the gift and to understand any quarterly or end of year deadlines they may have. 

Michael Bodge Tribute Fund

The Michael Bodge Tribute Fund was established to support our education of young adults in schools. Like many, Mike did not know how to recognize cancer symptoms, and he was diagnosed too late. In his memory, Mike’s family and friends set up the Michael Bodge Tribute Fund to support DetecTogether’s early cancer detection education programs and to carry on his legacy of helping others. Learn more about Mike’s story.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match personal gifts to nonprofits made by their employees and in some cases, by family members of employees and/or retirees. By taking advantage of your matching gift benefit, you can double or triple the amount of your gift. Find out if your company is a matching gift company. 

Fundraising

Get Creative with your giving, consider:

  • Hosting your own Facebook fundraiser to celebrate a birthday or other meaningful occasion.
  • Creating an event. We have many examples of ways you can help support the cause and get others involved. From a Buzzoff in a fire station to a car wash in a school parking lot, we can help you get set up and ready to fundraise! Reach out to us, and we can help.
  • Designating DetecTogether as your workplace charity.
  • Donating gifts in kind.

Your Support Matters

Peter Deckers, MD, Dean Emeritus, University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine; member, DetecTogether Board of Directors

Contact Us

If you have questions, please email donorservices@detectogether.org or call 508-713-0652.