Welcome to Expect Miracles Foundation [EMF], where the power of collective compassion and unwavering commitment converges to create a profound difference. Since our inception in 1995, we have been tirelessly working to transform lives affected by cancer. With a resolute spirit and a mission to inspire hope, we are proud to have awarded over $20 million in grants to support groundbreaking cancer research and provide financial assistance to those on their journey towards healing following their cancer treatment.
Our Work in Numbers
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What Your Donations Fund
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
Stories of Your Impact
Voices of Impact
Changing Lives Together
Esteemed Board Members
Board members hold industry leadership positions and play a pivotal role in our success. These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of expertise, diverse perspectives, and unwavering commitment to the table. Their passion, leadership, and collective wisdom have empowered EMF to thrive. Learn more on our ABOUT Page.
EMF corporate sponsors enhance our impact. Firms like Columbia Threadneedle amplify the mission in the fight against cancer through their extensive networks and marketing channels, helping us mobilize a broader audience to the cause. Corporate sponsors enjoy a unique networking and business development platform to do good, entertain clients, strengthen relationships, and demonstrate leadership giving. View 2023 EMF Corporate Sponsors
John Hancock executives showing their Miracle Maker pins at Expect Miracles in Manhattan Gala 2023. EMF Miracle Makers give annual leadership gifts that advance our mission. In doing so, they invest in hope, creating a better today and brighter tomorrow for the cancer community. Miracle Makers have the opportunity to designate their donation to the EMF Fund most meaningful to them. Learn More
Cancer Research Hospitals
Top cancer researchers in leading hospitals like Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are fueling revolutionary life-saving cancer treatments and therapies that improve lives. EMF is proud to award these leading institutions with the resources they need to change lives and the world for better. View 2023 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Belfer Center Annual Report.
SAMFund Grant Recipients
Grant recipients stay active with EMF by participating as grant reviewers, and speaking at our events, sharing their story on the positive impact of receiving a SAMFund grant. For more than 20 years, SAMFund has provided critical financial resources to young adult cancer survivors and to date awarded over 2300 grants. Learn More
YPEM has groups in Boston and New York City that consist of rising professionals in the financial services industry who are committed to rallying their networks to support the lifesaving mission of Expect Miracles Foundation. These cohorts enjoy a celebrated rivalry at events, as they compete for which city can raise the most funds for the cancer community. See a YPEM Event
Individuals can hold their own personal fundraiser and conduct peer to peer fundraising on behalf of EMF’s mission. We can assist you with creating an online platform to collect donations on the occasion of holding birthday parties, organized work out classes, or competing in athletic events like Ironmans. Read an Individual Donor Story
An Incredible Cohort of Volunteers
Volunteering at golf tournaments and galas for EMF is a remarkable way to make a meaningful impact. By giving their time and energy, volunteers like Jane Morrell and Jean Kelley shown here become an essential part of our mission. Volunteers tell us they experience a profound satisfaction by contributing to a cause that brings hope to countless lives.
A Devoted Staff
In the pursuit of a better tomorrow for cancer patients and their families, EMF staff members work diligently behind the scenes, from organizing fundraising events to managing a range of programs for cancer survivors. Their work is a testament to their deep empathy and connection to the cancer community, and determination to make a difference. Meet the EMF Team
Every dollar we raise brings us closer to a world free from the grip of cancer. But we can’t do it alone. We invite you to join us in this life saving journey. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your story is, you have a place at Expect Miracles Foundation. Cancer knows no boundaries, and neither does our mission. We welcome you to stand alongside us in the fight against cancer.
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 Research 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.