More Ways to Give
There are many easy ways to give to The LAM Foundation other than direct donations. You can give back while you shop, through your work, through stock or by remembering the Foundation in your estate plans. Below are some of the programs where a little action can make a big difference!
Create a lasting legacy that will help shape the future of The LAM Foundation and improve the lives of women with LAM by joining the Breath of Hope Legacy Society. Planned giving simply means that you are planning to donate to The LAM Foundation in your will or trust. Planned giving does not cost you anything during your lifetime, and will support the future of The LAM Foundation. Use our Tax ID number (31-1438001) and indicate either a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after other assets are distributed to your heirs. You can modify your bequest at any time, and charitable bequests are tax-deductible. If you have any questions or would like to join the Breath of Hope Legacy Society, contact Molly Long at (513) 777-6889 or at MLONG@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG.
Matching Gifts plus
Corporate Gift Matching is the best way to increase the impact of your gift to The LAM Foundation. Most companies have matching gift programs that double, or even triple, your contribution. Check with your Human Resources department for information on how to double your donation to The LAM Foundation. If you or your employer have questions about matching gifts please contact the Foundation at (513) 777-6889 or at DEVELOPMENT@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG.
Gifts of Stock or Assetsplus
To donate a gift of stock or asset, please contact The LAM Foundation first to let us know of your intentions. You may call us at (513) 777-6889, fax us at (513) 777-4109 or email email@example.com.
Then, ask your broker to make an electronic transfer of the shares to The LAM Foundation stock contribution account by contacting:
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Attn: Kathleen Eggers
500 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
(800) 328-2802 or (425) 453-3480, Fax: (425) 453-5802
Because each mutual fund company has their own unique procedures, please contact Kathleen Eggers at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney by phone to discuss a mutual fund transfer.
Sue Byrnes Legacy Fundplus
To preserve our founder’s vision, The LAM Foundation Board of Directors has created the Sue Byrnes Legacy Fund. This fund will support the Foundation’s strategic priorities to expand support of basic and clinical research, offer innovative ways to connect LAM patients and families globally, and improve clinical treatment and diagnostics for patients with LAM.
Please join us in honoring Sue by donating to the fund and/or by sharing a story and pictures. Click here to donate online in Sue’s honor, and share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many companies encourage their employees to give to charities before taxes. Check with your HR department to set up a donation to The LAM Foundation through your payroll.
Your company’s employee giving might be run through your local United Way Campaign. The LAM Foundation may not be listed as a designated organization for your United Way, but you can write in The LAM Foundation on the “donor designated” portion of your donation form. Ask your HR representative or call your local United Way office for more information.
Support By Shopping Amazon, Kroger & Moreplus
You shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To register for Amazon Smile, visit SMILE.AMAZON.COM and choose “The LAM Foundation”.
Kroger is committed to helping communities grow and prosper. Each year, they donate millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the communities they serve through Kroger Community Rewards. To learn more about the program, and to register your Kroger Plus card, visit WWW.KROGER.COM/COMMUNITYREWARDS. If you don’t have a Kroger in your area, check with your local grocer about a similar program!
Since 1999, eBay has been making it easy to give to The LAM Foundation whether you are shopping, selling or making a direct donation at checkout. To learn more about this program and how you can participate, visit CHARITY.EBAY.COM.
Want to help The LAM Foundation every time you shop online, at no extra cost to you? Shop using iGive. All you have to do is register and use the iGive button at over 1,700 online stores. Proceeds from your purchases will be donated directly to The LAM Foundation. To learn more, visit WWW.IGIVE.COM.
Donate Your Carplus
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to The LAM Foundation is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting The LAM Foundation. To get started, call 1-866-628-2277 or fill out the form online at http://vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/LAM.html.
Donating in-kind gifts is another great way to support The LAM Foundation. An in-kind gift can help generate revenue streams through silent auctions, raffles, and services provided. You can also help the Foundation spare expenses by donating office equipment that may be needed, such as printers, laptops, etc. We can also use donated services, like printing for envelopes and brochures.
Consider donating to the silent auction at the Breath of Hope Gala. We can use most items or services that are national and can travel well. Gift certificates, services, gift baskets, jewelry, and even timeshares or vacation homes have been donated in the past.
Contact email@example.com if you have an item to donate.
Other creative ways to donate include: IRA rollovers, insurance policies and Charitable Remainder Trusts that can continue providing income during your lifetime. Contact Molly Long and she would be happy to discuss the various options. 513-777-6889 or MLONG@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG