endowment giving

We answer the call. We listen. We help. We forever change lives of cancer patients and their loved ones. Our formula for helping is simple and successful. We provide a remarkable respite experience and endless support so valued by a person affected by this disease.

Since we began our work in 1999, thousands of adult cancer patients and their loved ones have benefited from these week-long “breaks from cancer” thanks to the consistent generosity of our loyal supporters. With grateful hearts, we pause to thank those who have helped us ease the burden of thousands of people touched by cancer and pledge our commitment to those yet to come. Healing, Hope & Happiness is our plan for a vital and vibrant future.

We are proud to report that we have $1.2 million dollars in our permanent endowment fund and $900,000 in a Board-designated fund to support our future families.  For Pete’s Sake, join us as we work toward a $3 million endowment goal.  Your financial support will allow patients and their loved ones to “Take a Break from Cancer” on respite experiences of a lifetime and to navigate the cancer journey with Healing, Hope & Happiness.

To learn more, please view our full Case for Support here.

Also, should you want to start an endowment fund in honor of or in memory of a loved one, we can help!  A dedicated endowment fund requires at least a $60,000 minimum and such a fund would support one family’s respite annually.

Our goal of $3 MILLION will be the primary source from which perpetual respite support continues year after year.

Donor Opportunities

FPS calls our lovely respite house in Davenport, FL — home. So have hundreds of families who have taken refuge there from the stormy seas of cancer. It is fitting, therefore, this home become the centerpiece of our Campaign recognition. Please contact our Founder and CEO, Marci Schankweiler, to learn more.