How You Can Help & Get Involved

Here are Five Ways To Contribute

1.  Financial support for medical research



Donations are made to Sky Foundation and awarded as grants to scientists and clinicians who have submitted proposals to us and have been reviewed and recommended for funding by our Scientific Advisory Committee.

We award seed-money grants – initial grants starting at $50,000 – to provide the essential funds needed by researchers to develop their projects to the point where they can compete and secure major funding from the National Institutes of Health and other national funding sources.

Donations may be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one or friend. Large or small, the donations we receive are necessary, and contribute to our research efforts.

If you are interested in making a planned gift (a gift of appreciated stock or a mutual fund) please call Sky Foundation at 248.385.5143 or email Sheila Kasselman at

2.  Attend an event

We host three major events a year, in the spring, summer and fall. All are designed to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, the risk factors, the importance of genetic counseling, and updates from researchers working on the early detection, prevention and treatment of the disease. Proceeds from the events become seed-money grants to advance promising research.


3.  Committee Involvement


Your time is another way in advancing the mission of Sky Foundation. We have a Fundraising Committee, and a Sky Social Committee (SSC) which is comprised of men and women of all ages.  Our main goal is to reach out to the community and continue to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and fund research.   Both committees currently meet virtually, to build a relationship with each other and to plan events throughout the year.

To learn more, contact Annie Dalton at; or call 248-385-5143

4. Sponsor special events

Partner with Sky for one of our yearly fundraisers: Women’s Event, Autumn Stroll or Annual Celebration.  Contact Annie ( for more information.

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Contact Person for Matching Gifts at Sky Foundation:

Annie Dalton,, 248-385-5143


5. Spread the word to raise awareness

Knowing the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer can save a life.  These are some ways you can help spread awareness for Sky with pancreatic cancer information:

  • Become a Team Leader for our Autumn Stroll
  • Join one of our committees
  • Take a shift at our Sky Foundation Booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair