Give hope

When you donate to ovarian cancer research, you provide hope for thousands of women and their families.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO DONATE RIGHT NOW

At the Rivkin Center, our goal is simple: to eradicate ovarian cancer. It’s only the support of corporate partners and generous individuals like you that allows us to continue in this resolute effort. With every donation, we come closer to our goal.

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Donate with your credit card using our secure online form.

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Send your contribution to:

The Rivkin Center
801 Broadway, Suite 701
Seattle, WA 98122

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Contact Jaclynn Rodriguez at 206.215.2204 or jaclynn.rodriguez@swedish.org to make a donation by phone using your credit card.

Monetary Gifts

MAKE A MONTHLY DONATION

A regular monthly donation is an easy way to make a contribution that really adds up. A regular, automatically processed gift sustains our mission to save lives and reduce suffering for women, while making the donation easier on your annual budget. Monthly giving is easy and flexible; you can change or stop your gift at any time.

MAKE A PLANNED GIFT

A regular monthly donation is an easy way to make a contribution that really adds up. A regular, automatically processed gift sustains our mission to save lives and reduce suffering for women, while making the donation easier on your annual budget. Monthly giving is easy and flexible; you can change or stop your gift at any time.

Planned-Giving-Legacy-CircleDonors who make an estate or planned gift, such as including a bequest to the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer in their will, are invited to become members of the Saul Rivkin Legacy Circle.The Legacy Circle was established in recognition of our Founder and Chairman, Dr. Saul Rivkin, and his relentless quest to end the pain and suffering caused by ovarian cancer. Circle members help advance the Rivkin Center mission to save women’s lives and reduce their suffering through improved treatment, early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Special recognition in the Rivkin Center’s Annual Report to Donors and the annual report of our partner, the Swedish Medical Center Foundation(with permission)
  • Invitations to events, receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, recognition events and educational forums hosted by both the Rivkin Center and Swedish
  • Special recognition on donor walls at Swedish’s First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah campuses (with permission)

For more information about the Saul Rivkin Legacy Circle or making a planned gift to the Rivkin Center, please contact Jaclynn Rodriguez at 206.215.2204 or jaclynn.rodriguez@swedish.org.

MAKE A GIFT OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES

Cash isn’t the only option. A gift of appreciated securities in lieu of cash may provide you with deductions. The Rivkin Center will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements for transfer of securities. Please contact Jaclynn Rodriguez at 206.215.2204 for more details.

GIVE DOUBLE WITH A MATCHING GIFT

Did you know you may be able to double the amount of your gift? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Visit our partner website to find out if your employer has a matching gift policy.

“The Rivkin Center plays an important role in fueling ovarian cancer research and has invested over 11 million dollars in support of original research and young investigators.”

Dr. Mary L. (Nora) Disis,
Scientific and Medical Director

Fundraising Events

HOST YOUR OWN CANCER-FIGHTING FUNDRAISER

Hosting or organizing your own fundraising event is an excellent way to increase awareness about ovarian cancer and raise money to support the Rivkin Center mission. Visit our partner website for some examples of events you can host, or contact jaclynn.rodriguez@swedish.org for more information.

SPONSOR A CHARITABLE EVENT

The annual Swedish SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer and the Rivkin Family & Friends Auction are incredibly important fundraising events-and a great way to help out. Corporate sponsorship provides vital revenue to make these events a success, and also shows the community your company’s commitment to ending ovarian cancer.

Get involved as a sponsor of the Swedish SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer, the Rivkin Family & Friends Auction, or the biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium. Contact jaclynn.rodriguez@swedish.org for more information.

ATTEND OR VOLUNTEER AT AN EVENT

Each of our signature fundraising events, the Swedish SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer and the Rivkin Family & Friends Auction, is an annual tradition in the Seattle area. The success of these events depends strongly on the attendance and participation of the community, as well as on volunteer support.

To participate:
Learn how to get involved in one of our annual marquee events or host your own fundraiser.

To volunteer:
Contact julie.anderson@swedish.org to learn more.

Name a Grant

SPONSOR A RESEARCH GRANT IN A LOVED ONE’S HONOR

Medical breakthroughs through research offer the greatest opportunity to advance the knowledge of prevention, early detection, and improved treatment of ovarian cancer. The Rivkin Center model – investing in innovative ideas, attracting the most ingenious research minds, and leveraging funding to help researchers secure larger grants – has effectively advanced prevention, early detection, and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Sponsoring this work in the name of someone you love is not only a vivid tribute; it’s also an enormous gesture of hope for the future. We invite donors to review a list of scientists who’ve been selected to receive Rivkin Center funding through our formal grant-making process, choose someone to sponsor for the term of the grant award, and name the award in honor or memory of a loved one.

Grant sponsors receive copies and lay summaries of their grantee’s final report and recent publications relevant to this research.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We award several different kinds of research grants.

HONOR HER LEGACY

Award names stay with the investigators throughout their careers, serving as a constant reminder of the power of philanthropy in funding new ideas that may otherwise not progress. Awards named for patients provide a particularly poignant reminder to researchers of the importance of their work, bringing home the vital importance of their efforts to further ovarian cancer research.

For awards named in honor or memory of a loved one, we ask that donors share a photo and brief biography of that person to be shared with the investigator who receives the named award.

To learn more about sponsoring a Rivkin Center research grant, please contact Rivkin Center Director of Development Jaclynn Rodriguez 206.215.2204.

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I promised my mom that none of her girls would ever have to go through what she did. While we hated the ovarian cancer diagnosis, mom viewed it as a gift to me and her granddaughters.”

Katerie Schei, Family Member & Donor

Other Ways to Give

SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US

Many local businesses, such as glassybaby and Skacel Collection, donate a portion of their sales to the Rivkin Center; the more you support them, the more you contribute to ovarian cancer research. Take a look at the complete list of our corporate partners to make sure you support them, and share the link with friends and family.

MAKE AN IN-KIND DONATION

Both the Rivkin Family & Friends Auction and the Swedish SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancerdepend on the generous donations of the local community. If you or your business can contribute a unique item or experience to the auction, or can donate snacks, beverages, or equipment for the SummeRun, please contact julie.anderson@swedish.org.

SEE YOUR IMPACT

See the impact that donors like you have made on ovarian cancer research and women’s health education.