FAQ

What is the Judy’s Mission Foundation?

The Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation (JLR Foundation) was founded in November 2010 to honor Judith Liebenthal Robinson, Ph.D. Judy, a NASA scientist, who despite habitual exercise and a consistently healthy diet, was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and died within a year. While battling ovarian cancer, Judy determined something must be done to raise awareness regarding the vague signs and symptoms and ineffective screening tools for ovarian cancer.

What are the goals of the Judy’s Mission Foundation?

Judy left us to accomplish her mission:
1) To educate the medical community as well as women on the signs, symptoms and the critical nature of early diagnosis of ovarian cancer
2) To fund research for effective screening and treatment of ovarian cancer

How will donations to Judy’s Mission Foundation be used?

Donations will be used to meet the two foundation goals and further Judy’s Mission.
To fund research, donations will be directed to the Judith Liebenthal Robinson Endowment for Ovarian Cancer Research benefitting the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, other research programs and awarding research grants.

To increase awareness on risk factors and signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, donations will be used to fund printing costs, advertisements, maintenance of a website and other innovative ways, such as, the development of curriculum on ovarian cancer for community health workers or being a sponsor to the “Teal Mobile” in the Houston Art Car Parade.

Where can I learn more about Judy’s Mission Foundation's financial data and IRS information?

You may visit our profile with Guidestar, where we have earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

Is my donation to Judy’s Mission Foundation tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purpose.

What is the Judy’s Mission Foundation Tax ID number?

The Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The EIN Federal Tax ID number is 27-4035240.

I donated, but did not get a tax receipt. What do I do?

E-mail receipts are sent out within 30 days of donating. If it has been longer than that and you still have not received an e-mail, please contact info@JLRFoundation.org

If you did not provide an e-mail address, your receipt will be sent via USPS regular mail. This can take several weeks. If it has been longer than 6 weeks since you donated, please contact info@JLRFoundation.org.

I have been charged the wrong amount / need to revise my donation. What do I do?

Questions about your donation should be directed to info@JLRFoundation.org.

I don't have a credit card. Can I donate by check or money order instead of credit card?

Yes, we accept checks and money orders. Please make your check or money order payable to JLR Foundation and send it to:

Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 70163
Houston, TX 77270

Or

Judith Liebenthal Robinson Endowment for Ovarian Cancer Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, Texas 77210-4486
NOTE ON CHECK: JLR ENDOWMENT

How do I find out if my employer offers employee matching contributions?

any companies encourage employees to support non-profit initiatives like the JLR Foundation or The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center by offering to match employee donations. If your company has such a program, you should be able to obtain a matching gift application form from the human resources or personnel department or from your company’s website for you to download. Please fill out the form and mail to the address above.

For forms sent via email, please send to info@jlrfoundation.org.

Do you accept donations of products or services?

Judy’s Mission Foundation welcomes in-kind donations for advertising and printing services. In addition, donations of silent auction items and food and beverage items are also accepted to support fundraising events and receptions.

How secure is my credit card information?

Industry standard security measures are used to keep your billing and credit card information secure and private.

Do you share my personal information?

Judy’s Mission Foundation does not share your personal information but certain personal information will be used as necessary to complete your donation transaction. Your email address may be used by Judy’s Mission Foundation to send you Judy’s Mission updates; however, you may opt-out at any time.

Are there volunteer opportunities with Judy’s Mission Foundation?

The Judy’s Mission Foundation is in need of additional volunteers to support fund raising and other awareness events. Please complete the volunteer sign-up form.

Where can I get more information about a health concern or ovarian cancer diagnosis?

If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your physician right away. If you are looking for more information about a specific cancer or recent diagnosis, we encourage you to know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Additional information is available on the Information and Resources page.