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How do I make a donation to VeloSano to support cancer research?

Donate online with your credit card to make a donation to a VeloSano Participant, Team or to the VeloSano General Research fund. Alternatively, you can mail-in donations (checks or credit card) using our Offline Donation Form. Please make checks payable to “VeloSano” and if you are donating to a specific Rider, Virtual Rider or Team, be sure to include the Participant's or Team Name on the check’s memo line. 100% of your donation advances cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. 

How do I donate online?

Donating online is the easiest way to contribute to the VeloSano General Research Fund and to an individual Participant or Team. Go to the Donate Page to make a general donation to VeloSano or to search by first name, last name or Team name. Select the participant/team then click the “Donate Now” button.

Can I make a donation to a team?

Yes. Team donations are accepted and counted as “Team Funds” on the Team Page. Team designated donations can be distributed to individual team members to help them meet their individual fundraising commitment as the fundraising deadline approaches. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain(s) to determine the strategy and distribution of Team Funds. Please contact us if you have any questions at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150.

Does my gift to a team count toward an individual team member?

No. Team donations benefit the overall team and are sometimes strategically used by the Team Captain(s) to assist individual Riders to meet their personal fundraising commitment. To have your donation go to a specific individual, please make sure you search for the Participant's name and donate specifically to his/her ride.

Contact us at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150 if you have any questions.
 

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, donations to VeloSano are tax-deductible. For donations made online, a receipt and acknowledgement will automatically be sent to donors via email. For donations made by check, a receipt and acknowledgement will be mailed to the name and address appearing on the check. Acknowledgements will not be sent for cash donations, unless specifically requested in writing with name and address. We can only provide a tax receipt for donations made directly to VeloSano or Cleveland Clinic.

Is VeloSano/Cleveland Clinic a 501(c) (3) nonprofit institution?

Yes. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (“CCF”) is a tax exempt nonprofit corporation. VeloSano is a CCF trademark and charitable event sponsored by CCF to bring funding to support cancer research at CCF. As such, VeloSano is not a separate legal entity or association, but is one of CCF’s charitable activities. Our tax ID number is 34-0714585.

How do I enter cash/check donations I’ve received from my Donors so that my fundraising totals reflect these donations?

Cash/Check (offline) donations are considered unconfirmed donations until they are received and verified by VeloSano. Login your Participant Center (My Center) and enter your cash and check donations.  Any donations you receive offline (e.g., checks and cash) need to be sent to VeloSano.  You can easily track your offline donations using the Donation Deposit Form; please complete and send this tracking form with your donations to VeloSano as promptly as possible. Allow five (5) business days for the donation to be confirmed on your Participant Page. Checks should be made payable to VeloSano. We encourage you NOT to mail cash and prefer that you deliver these donations to the VeloSano office.

Please do not enter donations or matching gifts that you have not received or expect to receive until you physically have them in your possession. Also do not enter Matching Gifts that are waiting for verification and confirmation.
 
Contact us at velosano@ccf.org or leave us a message at 216.444.6150 to make arrangements.
Mailing address:

VeloSano Headquarters
9500 Euclid Ave, DVB-103
Cleveland, OH 44195
 

How do I log into my Participant Center to enter my cash/check donations?

Here’s how to access your Participant Center from the VeloSano website so you can enter these donations:

  • On www.velosano.org, top right corner click “Login”
  • Enter your VeloSano User Name and Password
  • Click “VeloSano 5”
  • Participant Center appears and from here you can “Enter New Gift” – Important: please click “additional gift entry fields” and provide the donor’s contact information to ensure they receive proper credit for their donation. 

Do you accept Employer Matching Gifts?

YES – they are important contributions! Matching gifts are an easy, effective way to support your fundraising effort.  Actively encourage your donors to submit matching gift requests to leverage your fundraising.  And ask them to submit them quickly to ensure the matching gifts are processed, approved and arrive before the October 1, 2018 fundraising deadline.
 
DONORS: Please visit our Employer Matching Gifts Page to see if your employer will match your donation. Ask your HR rep or your employer’s Matching Gifts rep to submit the gift verification to VeloSano/Cleveland Clinic. Please indicate that the matching gift is for VeloSano, tax ID number is 34-0714585. Once we receive the matching gift, we’ll credit the participant’s fundraising total. Please note the time it takes for VeloSano to receive the actual gift varies depending on your company. Some companies will send the money within a couple weeks of your request, while others take months to send the money. Please process matching gifts on a timely basis.

NOTE: If your company does not match gifts until after the October 1, 2018 fundraising deadline, notify us at velosano@ccf.org. It’s possible that these funds will not be received prior to the distribution of VeloSano dollars to advance cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and therefore cannot be credited until VeloSano 6 in 2019.   

Are my donations refunded if I withdraw from the ride?

No. Once a donation is made, it is counted towards our fundraising total. Donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.