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mini-thon®

Mini-THONs are interactive, fun-filled events that are completely student-led. Benefiting Four Diamonds, Mini-THONs raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. At their core, Mini-THONs are kids helping kids.  

With 90,000 student volunteers and 265 schools in eight states, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and creating a legacy of service within their community. During the 2016-17 school year, students across the country raised more than $6.46 million to help children and families fighting childhood cancer. 

 

Support the powerful movement of Mini-THON!

Click here to search for a school or participant and make a secure online donation.

Start a Mini-THON at your school - learn more here!

 

Penn State dance maraTHON

Led by students at The Pennsylvania State University, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign in the fight against childhood cancer. This effort engages more than 16,500 students who are committed to one goal: conquering childhood cancer.

In 2017, THON raised more than $10 million to help children and families treated for cancer at Penn State Children's Hospital. Dollars raised also fund life-saving research for better treatments and a cure. Since 1977, THON has raised nearly $150 million to benefit Four Diamonds and our mission.

 

Four Diamonds is the sole beneficiary of THON's fundraising activities, and THON is the largest contributor to Four Diamonds. To learn more about THON and how you can get involved, visit them online or call 1-800-392-THON (8466).

To give a gift to Four Diamonds through THON, you may make a general donation to THON or support a participating student organization or independent dancer couple. Click here to make a secure online donation. 

Individual Giving

 

grateful PATIENTS AND families

Having a child in the hospital impacts everyone in his or her life, and there are many ways to say thank you for the superior care and comprehensive support provided to the whole family. 

 

Bequests and Other Planned Gifts through Legacy Giving

Gift planning offers you the chance to give to Four Diamonds now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans. Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to make the greatest impact on our mission while maintaining the future security of you and your loved ones. 

To learn more about how you can leave a legacy gift to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts. 

 

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated securities is an excellent way to support Four Diamonds. It may also provide you with significant tax benefits.

To learn more about donating stocks, bonds and mutual funds to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts.

 

Corporate Giving

 

CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING

By partnering with Four Diamonds on a cause-related marketing (CRM) or corporate giving program, we can help you reach your business goals while giving back to the community. Our staff will work with you to design, create and activate a custom program that fits your business needs and the needs of your costumers and employees. 

Why should you become our Partner In The Fight?
  • Ability to make a large collective impact on the children and families supported by Four Diamonds
  • Brand recognition through co-branding
  • Builds a positive image toward consumers
  • Employee engagement: Employees prefer working for companies that support local causes
  • Increased sales: Studies indicate that consumers will choose to shop at companies that support important charitable causes (*Cone Cause Marketing Research)
Examples of Cause-Related Marketing (CRM) Campaigns:
  • Icon or pin-up sales
  • Designating a portion of proceeds to Four Diamonds (quarterly, monthly, etc.).
  • Change collection or round up promotions
  • Retail product or service sales with proceeds benefitting Four Diamonds
  • Social media promotions

Additional opportunities include:

  • Employee Giving: Offering payroll deductions to your employees demonstrates that you care about them and their interests.
  • Event Sponsorship: Demonstrate your commitment to conquering childhood cancer by sponsoring a Four Diamonds event, including Conquer Run, Mini-THON® Leadership Summit and local Mini-THON® programs, and THON sponsorships are also available. 
  • Matching Gifts: Match your employees' contributions to Four Diamonds and demonstrate your support of employee charitable giving. 

Please contact Four Diamonds at fourdiamondsinfo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-6086 for more information. 

 

MATCHING GIFTS

Matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to Four Diamonds and increase the impact of the gift. By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

So how is your gift matched?

  • Four Diamonds receives our tax exempt status from the Pennsylvania State University. Our Tax ID # is 24-6000376.
  • Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program. 
  • If so, request a matching form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form and return it to the company.
  • The company will then issue a matching gift contribution to Penn State.
  • Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

The Pennsylvania State University

One Old Main

University Park, PA 16802

The Pennsylvania State University is classified as a government entity. As an Instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it is not required to apply for or have a 501(c)3 designation. 

The Pennsylvania State University is tax exempt under IRS regulations 170(c) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii) as explained in the letter provided by the University Attorney’s Office. Schools (and other Government Entities), Churches and/or religious organizations are not required to apply for tax exempt status (Form 1023) with the IRS. Therefore, they will never appear on the IRS Publication 78. If you are not familiar with this type of exemption please consult with your colleagues or tax managers.

Volunteer

Volunteer with Four Diamonds

Contact Four Diamonds at fourdiamondsinfo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu for volunteer opportunities. 

 

VolunteeR at Penn State Children’s Hospital

To begin volunteering at Penn State Children’s Hospital, please contact Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Volunteer Services or apply here

 

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts are a donation of goods or services, other than money, to a charitable organization.

Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for children and their families. All in-kind gifts to Penn State Children’s Hospital are managed by Child Life. Please contact Child Life at childlife@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or call 717-531-8366 to discuss donation opportunities.

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