What is an Impact Player Event?

Impact Player Events are grassroots efforts that allow individuals, groups, and organizations to BE THERE for local families tackling childhood cancer through events and campaigns that raise funds and awareness for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

What does it mean to Celebrate a Milestone?

Many people like to fundraise around their birthday, anniversary or significate time periods. In particular milestone birthdays like turning 21, 30, 40, 50, etc. or the anniversary of a business or even in September during Childhood Cancer Awaremenss Month. Find a date or time frame important to you and rally your friends and family to support your fundraiser in lieu of a gift!

What does it mean to Host Your Own Event?

A group or individaul may organize their own event or campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Jay Fund. There are many ideas ranging from Coin Collections at the office or school to golf tournaments and dinner parties. Pick something that is managable and fits your personality. 

What does it mean to Create Your Own Challenge?

3rd Party Challenges are usually around some type of competition, be it a fitness activity or funraising competition where individuals or teams compete against one another virtually or in person while raising awareness and funds for the Jay Fund.

What is the Student Impact Player Program?

The Student Impact Player Program encourages students under 18 to raise money and awareness for the Jay Fund individually or as a group/team to BE THERE for local families tackling childhood cancer. The Jay Fund annually recognizes students who raise funds ranging from $1 to $5,000+.

What are examples of Impact Player Events?

Lemonade stands, car washes, Chores for Charity, game nights, putting contests, "Thon" style events, video game touranment, 10,000 steps challenge, 50/50 drawing, jeans office day, selfie scavenger hunt, wine pull, gift wrapping services, penny drive, giving days, golf/tennis/pickleball yournament, trivia night, and friend-raiser are a few examples to inspire you!

Who do I contact for questions regarding the Impact Player Program?

For questions, more information or to discuss ideas please contact Edye Wright, Director of Community Engagement for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund or email her at

Will the Jay Fund staff help me organize my event?

The Jay Fund will do everything we can to help you make your event a success, but you will need to do the majority of the planning. Assemble a trustworthy team of friends, family, or co-workers to help you put on your event.

Can the Jay Fund assist in covering costs associated with my event?

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund does not pay any costs associated with third-party events.

Can an Impact Player request a Jay Fund representative to be a part of my event?

Please contact Edye Wright to request a Jay Fund representative or volunteer to be a part of your event. There is no guarantee, but we will make every effort to arrange a staff member, Jay Fund Ambassador, or volunteer to be involved in your Impact Player Event.

Can the Jay Fund provide material for my event?

Yes. We will supply electronic Jay Fund materials that you can print to display or hand out. Should you need additional materials or information contact Edye Wright.

Can I use the Jay Fund logo?

Yes, raising awareness is a huge part of the Impact Player Program. However, we do ask that you send us a mock-up or draft of any majterial bearing our logo for approval first. Please allow up to 7 days for approval.

Will the Jay Fund help promote my Impact Player Event?

Yes, the Jay Fund promotes events on the Jay Fund website and social media.

Will the Jay Fund share their donor list to promote my event?

The Jay Fund donor and mailing list are confidential and will not be shared with third party fundraisers.

How do I collect donations at my event?

During your event donations can be collected via cash or check, you can point people to our website (, or build your own event on our website with our Peer to Peer fundraising software. Checks need to be made out to Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. Any donation over $20 with contact information will receive an acknowledgment and tax receipt sent out from the Jay Fund.

Can I use the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund's tax-exempt status to purchase material or services for my event?

No. Third-party fundraiser do not qualify for our tax exemption status.

How soon after my event must I submit offline donations?

We ask that within 10 days of the event all offline donations are submitted. Do not send cash through the mail. To make arrangement for a donation drop-off or check presentation please contact Edye Wright at