The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has bounced back in 2021 with a year of giving that exceeds the prior year’s level, when the ROI, like many other non-profit organizations, saw giving decline during the pandemic.
One of the highlights of 2021 has been #GivingTuesday, which celebrates the power of philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 30, ROI supporters made gifts totaling more than $30,000. These gifts were matched by a challenge grant of $20,000, funded by current and former ROI Board of Trustees members, Jay Hoey, Joe Jachinowski, and J. Frank Wilson, MD, FASTRO. The grand total for #GivingTuesday 2021 was over $50,000, which is more than double the total in 2020.
The success of #GivingTuesday has set the stage for year-end giving to support research in radiation oncology. Look for your letter from ROI President, Deborah Kuban, MD, FASTRO, which has been mailed to all ASTRO members. The letter asks you think about those who came before you and what their contributions to the field of radiation oncology have meant for you in your career. Giving to the ROI is a way to express your gratitude to those who have paved the way for you. Your gift also will continue to enrich the field and will provide future radiation oncologists with knowledge and new methods of care. You are encouraged to “give back” or “pay it forward.”
Make your tax-deductible donation before midnight on December 31. You can make your gift online or you can mail a check to Radiation Oncology Institute, P.O. Box 418398, Boston, MA 02241-8398.
The Legacy Challenge continues through the end of 2021 and provides a contribution of $2,500 in your honor when you indicate your intent to remember the ROI in your will; to name the ROI as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or donor-advised fund; or to include the ROI in any other planned gift.
The ROI is ASTRO’s Research Foundation. The ROI is your research foundation! Please give generously!