Named Funds require an initial gift and annual commitments. For more information, please contact Tina Krall.
A FORCE Named Fund provides donors with the opportunity to make gifts that will have a lasting impact while recognizing your family, or honoring or memorializing a loved one. Groups or businesses can establish a Named Fund which publicizes your commitment to families at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- are recognized on our website and in our annual report.
- have a dedicated page and donation process to allow gifts to be given directly to the fund.
- may be directed to a certain area or program such as scholarships, education, research or advocacy.
Current Named Funds
The Tracy Russell Galvin Research Fund
The Tracy Russell Galvin Research Fund was established by the Russell and Galvin families to support BRCA research, BRCA awareness, and educating the public to identify others at risk. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible and will be used to support additional research on BRCA, metastatic disease, and PARP inhibitors.
The Brenda L. Caplan Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Brenda L. Caplan Memorial Scholarship Fund was endowed by Brenda’s husband, Myron, in conjunction with the Butterfly Project created by Brenda’s granddaughter, Molly.
Downey Sisters Fund
The Downey Sisters' Fund for BRCA Mutation Awareness and Education was established by Phebe and Frederick Downey, to honor their daughters Ann Downey Little, Margaret Downey Hardy, Katherine Downey Berges, and Martha Downey Lemp. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible and are being used to educate the public and the medical community about the genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Jan Finer Memorial Fund
The Jan Finer Memorial Fund was established in memory of Jan Finer, a volunteer coordinator for our Tampa Bay Outreach Network. Jan believed that information about cancer genetics can be empowering and life-saving and she worked tirelessly to raise awareness about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible will go towards providing lifesaving education and outreach focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Linda Pedraza Scholarship Fund
The Linda Pedraza Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Linda Pedraza, a member of the FORCE Board of Directors and a staunch patient advocate for people with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and will go to provide financial support to people who cannot afford to attend our national conference.
The Amy Winter Memorial Fund
The Amy Winter Memorial Fund was created in loving memory of Amy Winter by Amy's two daughters - Amanda Tiseo and Allison Winter, and husband, Andy Winter, to keep Amy’s memory alive.
The Elise Shapira Memorial Fund
The Elise Shapira Memorial was created in 2013 by members of the Shapira Family. Elise redefined normal for herself and for anyone living with this disease; she never hid from it, she simply didn't allow it to limit her.
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