Federal funding for pancreatic cancer has fallen in recent years, which has made the fundraising efforts of organizations like the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation all the more important. The Foundation works with individuals, corporate sponsors, and communities to ensure that the research being done at top-tier medical institutions like the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins receives funding that will lead to an early detection test for pancreatic cancer. 

Build a Tribute Page: 

We know that many supporters of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation have lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer. The connection to our cause is life-changing. Building a personalized tribute fundraising page is a magnificent method to keep the memory of your loved one burning bright, while contributing awareness and funding for the fight against pancreatic cancer. By sharing the story of your loved one, you not only honor their legacy, but you also provide a meaningful method for your community to pay tribute, leave heartfelt messages, and join the battle against pancreatic cancer.

Tribute pages represent year-round, 24/7 campaigns against pancreatic cancer, which you can update and share at any time, perhaps to collect donations instead of gifts, for example. They are very customizable, and we encourage you to make them as unique as loved ones.

To build a tribute, visit our dedicated page at, and click “fundraise for this cause” to get started. It’s fast, simple, and easy to make your own page. Upload pictures, a story, set your goals, and share it with your friends. 

Corporate Sponsorships:

By partnering with the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, our corporate sponsors not only demonstrate a strong civic spirit, they also display a commitment to supporting the cutting edge of pancreatic cancer research. We are happy to tailor a benefits package to fit the priorities of our corporate sponsors, and to provide access to the Rolfe Foundation’s unique opportunities for logo exposure, client entertainment, and employee engagement. Click here to learn more about corporate giving.

For more information about giving opportunities and event sponsorship, please contact the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation office at  773-989-1108

Educational Fundraising:

If you are a student, parent, or teacher; consider connecting your school with the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Fundraising efforts are amazing educational and community-building practices, and the opportunities to organize charitable drives within scholastic environments are endless. School plays, dances, sporting events, competitions, art shows – all of these can be amazing opportunities for young people to learn more about both health and giving.

The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation leadership believes a person is never too young to start giving back, and we are always proud to team with educational institutions, and to encourage the charitable efforts of young people. 

Employer Matching Gift Program:

Many businesses, whether they are large or small, express civic sprit by matching the charitable donations of their employees. That means if your employer has a Matching Gift Program, it may be possible for you to double your donation to the Rolfe Foundation.

The easiest way to discover the particulars of your workplace’s Matching Gift Program, including how much they will match, and how to initiate the match, is to contact your Human Resources Departments. If your employer does not yet have a program established, consider petitioning them to found one. Click here to see a list of existing companies with a matching gift program.

Give Yourself a Gift: 

When you shop through Amazon Smile, buy gifts at, or sign up for Members Give through your American Express Card, a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Workplace Giving: 

If your workplace has an annual charitable gift campaign – perhaps a Holiday program in which you and your fellow employees join together to donate good cheer to a good cause – consider naming the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation the beneficiary of your fine work. 

Letter Writing: 

Letter writing gets results. It sounds old fashioned, but these days, there is nothing quite like getting a letter in the mail from an old friend.  It’s a simple, direct and heartfelt appeal to raise awareness and contribute to the cause. Click here to learn about our annual letter writing campaign.

Special Day Donations: 

Perhaps you are planning a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary, a graduation party – even a bar or bat mitzvah – these moments of giving are special occasions to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. 

It’s easy to do.  Visit the Rolfe Foundation’s Page at and build a personal webpage under “Fundraise for this Cause” that includes your story, photos and your goals.  Sharing your page and story with your loved ones is meaningful method for them give you, and the cause, something truly special – hope.

Legacy Leaders:

Leave a lasting gift that will fund the future of early detection pancreatic cancer research.  Share your support of the Rolfe Foundation by making a planned gift to the Foundation in your will or estate plans. Your generosity will provide the Foundation with financial security, and provide you, your estate, and your heirs, significant tax/financial benefits.  Click here to learn more about becoming a Legacy Leader.