Top Donor. Top Impact.

Expect Miracles Foundation [EMF] is proud to recognize the community of Miracle Makers whose annual leadership gifts advance our mission. These individuals make a substantial yearly contribution and thus invest in hope, creating both a better today and brighter tomorrow for the cancer community. Join us as an individual leading the charge against cancer. Become a Miracle Maker and doors will open to unique and exclusive event and networking opportunities.

Miracle Makers Benefits

Support Cancer Research
Gain Visibility

Align your personal brand with EMF’s values and mission; top donors are recognized in EMF publications, including the annual report, website, and event program books. 

Fund Essential Grants

Support EMF’s SAMFund Grants Programs; help fund financial assistance grants and family building grants for young adult cancer survivors following their treatment.

More Networking

Meet like-minded individuals who share your commitment to EMF’s mission at exclusive events and receptions, including the Impact Celebration at the New York Stock Exchange.

Designate Your Donation

Donors choose the funds their donation supports; selecting where your donation goes helps individuals align their contribution with their values and priorities.

Engage with Stakeholders

Top donors are included in exclusive meetings and forums with researchers, patients and SAMFund grant recipients. Enjoy participating in dynamic discussions on EMF’s mission growth.

Miracle Makers

How To Become a Miracle Maker

Contribute annually at one of these levels to become a Miracle Maker. Corporate matching gifts are eligible to elevate membership above the Leadership Circle. 

Hope Circle  Gifts of $25,000+
Founder’s Circle  Gifts of $10,000+
Chairman’s Circle  Gifts of $5,000+
President’s Circle  Gift’s of $3,000+
Leadership Circle  Gifts of $1,000+
Young Professionals (Ages 21-39)  Gifts of $500+

What Your Donation Funds

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Center for Experimental Therapeutics in NYC develops nanotechnologies to treat metastatic cancers and to detect disease at early stages. Learn More

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Belfer Center in Boston accelerates the next generation of targeted and immune-based therapies and drives clinical trials to improve patients' lives. Learn More

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EMF's SAMFund provides hope to young adult cancer survivors, the most vulnerable demographic, through financial assistance grants, helping them regain their financial footing following treatment. Learn More

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Ways to Give

  • Donations at EMF Events
  • Donations to EMF’s Fundraising Campaigns
  • Credit Card
  • Recurring Donation via Credit Card
  • Personal Check
  • Donor-advised Fund / Charitable Fund
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Payroll Deduction
  • United Way
  • Matching Gifts

Contact Director of Development Maggie Dombroski to learn more about EMF’s circles of giving and to become a Miracle Maker.

maggie@expectmiraclesfoundation.org or 814.241.4431

Maggie Dombroski

Your Impact

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New SAMFund Logo

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Dana-Farber Top Donor
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SAMFund Year End Appeal 2023
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Impact Celebration 2022

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Make Miracles

Join us in the fight against cancer and be part of the community that is making miracles happen today. Your donation is an investment in our Innovation and Discovery Funds, which invests in life-saving cancer research, and EMF's SAMFund, which provides financial assistance for young adult cancer survivors.

Invest in Hope

Corporate sponsors lead our life-saving mission and gain access to influential business networking opportunities at EMF events, which range from galas to golf tournaments and more. As a sponsor you can cultivate relationships in the financial services industry while having a life-changing impact on the cancer community.