Member Spotlight:
MaryBeth Williams


MaryBeth Williams and Family




"We all have to lean on each other in times of crisis, whether it's a storm or a devastating diagnosis. When I got cancer, my doctors healed my body, but it was Gilda's Club that healed my spirit. More importantly, Gilda's Club healed my family. Because cancer isn't just a disease. Cancer is a group experience.  It affects you and it affects your parents and it affects your spouse and it affects your friends and it affects your children.  And everyone who is touched by cancer needs support. That's what makes Gilda's so amazing. Because that's exactly what Gilda's provides." spaceMaryBeth Williams, Gilda's Club Member

  With the 2007 Institute of Medicine report, the healthcare community is becoming increasingly aware that psychosocial care for the entire family is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis.  This is something we have known for 17 years — living with cancer is a family experience.

  Each year we provide our members – men, women, teens and children – with 1,000 support and networking groups, 500 workshops, over 50 educational lectures,  and 30 social events entirely free of charge.  And each year our membership grows – this year it grew
by 20%. 

  Your support fuels our program and will help to ensure another year of 20% growth. Thank you for your continued support of our program.

Every gift counts and your support
makes a difference


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How You Can Help Gilda’s Club New York City


As an organization that is committed to offering all its services FREE of charge to its members, we have always relied on the generosity of our friends. This year, the annual cost to support each member is $500. Your donation to Gilda’s Club New York City can help to ensure that we continue to offer free social and emotional support to all New Yorkers who are living with cancer.

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There are many ways you can help GCNYC which provide tax savings for you as well as recognition from our organization. Please consider making a donation in one of the following ways:


Unrestricted Gifts — A donation that can be used where the need is greatest.


Restricted Gifts — Direct your gift to a specific program or to a particular segment of the community we serve that is meaningful to you.


Memorial and Honorary Gifts — Honor or memorialize loved ones or friends, or commemorate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.


Major Gifts — Contributions of $1,000 or more enable GCNYC to fund vital programs and aid our continued expansion. We proudly acknowledge our donors at their giving levels with recognition in our Annual Report and in our Gilda’s Club newsletter, as well as through naming opportunities at our two clubhouses.


Special Events — GCNYC’s Annual Gala, and other, smaller events throughout the year are wonderful opportunities to bring together our individual and corporate supporters while raising much-needed unrestricted funds.


Bequests and Planned Giving — A bequest is a special way to preserve your current income and still make a generous gift to GCNYC. It is also possible to name GCNYC as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, retirement account, charitable gift annuity, remainder or lead trust, or savings plan.


Clubhouse In-Kind Donations — We are always in need of donated office supplies and home goods in order to sustain our efforts. Click here to find out what we need.


Other Gifts — Gifts of stocks, appreciated securities and real estate can provide you with important tax benefits while providing GCNYC with a meaningful philanthropic contribution.

Donors often find that through careful planning – and the involvement of their legal and tax advisors – that they are able to support their favorite causes at more significant levels than they had imagined. Your attorney, accountant or other professional advisor can help you explore the various ways of giving. Give them this information:

Our Official Name: Gilda’s Club New York City, Inc.
Our Address: 195 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014
Our IRS Status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, EIN #13-4046652

For additional information about making a gift, please contact our Development Department at (212) 647-9700 or email so that we can assist in tailoring a gift to your needs and wishes.


If you prefer, you can mail your donation by downloading the form below and mailing it to:

Gilda's Club New York City
Development Office
195 West Houston Street
New York NY 10014
Fax: (212) 647-1154

Click here to download the Donation Form.

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