The Gene Roman Family Foundation

The Gene Roman Family Foundation is dedicated to helping people who are battling cancer and experiencing financial burdens.

The Gene Roman Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation founded by Gene and Sandie Roman in 2003, shortly after Gene was diagnosed with cancer. As they struggled to comprehend this diagnosis and all the related consequences, one of the things they felt God guiding them to do was to help other people facing similar situations.

Unfortunately, Gene passed away in May 2004, but we are proud to carry on the work that was his dream - assisting people who are fighting cancer and experiencing financial hardship.

Our goal is to raise money to directly help people without deducting the salaries and administrative expenses that are sometimes involved in larger organizations. We are staffed entirely by volunteers. No portion of your donation is used for salaries nor was any portion ever used for Gene's medical expenses or treatments.

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Your gift to the Gene Roman Family Foundation is tax-deductible and will allow us to continue with our goals. We now accept donations via our GoFundMe page


Host a Fundraiser

If you would like to host a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to our Foundation, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

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"I think I will throw a big birthday party for myself and instead of presents, we can ask people to bring donations to help other people."

- Gene Roman

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Upcoming Events

17th Annual Gala Event and Fundraising Dinner

Apr 13, 2019
  • 6:00 pm
  • Palos Park, IL

The 17th Annual Gala Event will be held on April 13, 2019. We've made a few changes, click here to learn more!