Donations to Karmanos Cancer Institute

Types of Donations

Each day, physicians and researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute help patients and their families fight cancer. Your financial gift to the Karmanos Cancer Institute is a meaningful way to give hope to cancer patients, today and fund state-of-the-science cancer research that can help future generations.

COVID-19 Patient Impact Fund

At Karmanos Cancer Institute, outstanding patient care is at the heart of everything we do. We regularly plan for the unexpected and conduct frequent preparedness drills. While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents a new challenge, our commitment to patients is more important than ever.

Karmanos is accepting donated supplies, protective gear and financial donations to help Karmanos patients and employees as they respond to the urgent health needs of our community.

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Donation in Tribute

A gift in honor or memory of someone is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to individuals who touch our lives. “Tribute Gifts” provide unrestricted resources for the Institute's most pressing needs or you may direct your gift to support a single program area or research project. Tribute gifts can be made to celebrate a special occasion, say thank you, express concern for someone close to you or are a thoughtful way to remember those who have passed away. We send a Tribute Gift card to persons you designate notifying them of your gift.

In Memory or In Honor - 

The Dr. Jeff Forman Third Transplantiversary Fundraiser

Your donation will allow for testing of a new treatment for graft versus host disease (GVHD) at the Karmanos Cancer Institute under the guidance of Joseph Uberti, M.D., Ph.D., co-leader of the Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant Multidisciplinary Team. Our hope is to give transplant patients their best chance for recovery.

Area of Greatest Need

Your general donation is an unrestricted financial contribution which allows Karmanos to designate your financial gift to the areas in most need of financial support within Karmanos Cancer Institute. To restrict your gift to a specific program or research area such as breast, lung, BMT, etc. please note this in the "Special Instructions" box under Donation Information when making your online gift.

Annual Fund

Donations, of all sizes, are the reason that Karmanos Cancer Institute can lead the way in providing the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies and conducting state-of-science research in Michigan and beyond. Contributions are critical in providing the seed money for the flexibility to fund to new ideas in the battle against cancer rapidly.

Your gift today will give our patients access to the very best care. We are grateful for your commitment and support to deliver a higher level of cancer care that gives our patients their best chance of survival.

Thank you for helping us save lives and change the future of medicine.

Give by Mail, Fax or Phone

Download, print and complete our donation form.

Make your check payable to “Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.” Be sure to include any special acknowledgement or receipt information. Send to:

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Contributions - VE01FS
4100 John R
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Fax: (248) 304-2901
Call: (248) 304-2930

Major Gifts and Large Donations

Katrina Studvent, Chief Development Officer at 313-576-8100,

Linda Filipczak, Fund Development Manager at 313-576-8102,

Liz Johnson, Analytical Services and Stewardship Officer at 313-576-8115,

Denise Lowe, Annual Fund Officer at 313-576-8110,

Corporate Gifts and Fundraising Events

Contact Mary Ellen Kearney, Corporate Relations Director at 313-576-8106,

Questions about Giving

Donor Privacy Policy

If you do not wish to receive future fundraising solicitations supporting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, you can call 313-576-8110 or our toll free number 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or email and state that you do not want to receive fundraising or donor requests. There is no requirement that you agree to accept fundraising communication from us, and we will honor your request. In addition, we do not sell or share your personal information with other parties. Please allow up to three months to update our records accordingly. MICS 9108.