Join the Breakthrough Alliance

The Breakthrough Alliance is a program for distinguished donors within the Memorial Sloan Kettering Community who support the Strategic Initiatives Fund. We believe cures for cancer will arise from partnerships among the world’s most advanced research institutions and the generosity of individuals. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s work builds on more than 130 years of research, treatment, and foresighted investment—uniquely positioning us to make discoveries that will ultimately lead to more cures for all types of cancer.

By joining the Breakthrough Alliance, you become a member of a small but vital and unique group of people, partners in progress, who are dedicating themselves to being on the front lines in the fight against cancer.

Thank you to our 2017 Breakthrough Alliance members who are advancing vital research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Click here to view a list of current members.

Partner $1,000 - $2,499

Joining the Breakthrough Alliance begins with partnership. Partners gain special recognition and exclusive access to MSK’s leaders and their work.

Sponsor $2,500 - $4,999

Breakthrough Alliance Sponsors enjoy select benefits of Partners, plus exclusive access to special in-person and online events.

Champion $5,000 - $9,999

Breakthrough Alliance Champions are highly committed supporters whose contributions are publicly recognized at MSK and online. They also enjoy exclusive benefits, including...

Pioneer $10,000 - $24,999

Breakthrough Alliance Pioneers are indispensable to our progress in the lab, the hospital, and beyond. Their contributions grant them access to the following benefits...

Leader $25,000+

Breakthrough Alliance Leaders are the most committed members of the Breakthrough Alliance and the bedrock of our leading edge work.

*Membership at this level will also include select benefits from the previous levels.


Donors who give $1,000 or more throughout the calendar year will be eligible to receive membership benefits the following year. Gifts can be made outright or cumulatively to qualify. Membership gifts will be automatically mailed to donors in their first year of membership at each level. Gifts to special events, special programs, matches, and matching gifts are not eligible. If you have questions about your eligibility or would like to make a gift over the phone, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 1-800-585-4118 or breakthroughs@mskcc.org.