Ways to Donate
When you support the National Eczema Association (NEA), you know that your investment is working for the future of the 30 million men, women, and children in the United States who live with eczema.
Employer matching gifts
You can double or even triple the amount of your contribution to the National Eczema Association when you employer matches your gift!
Corporations of all sizes offer matching gift programs as a way to support their employees and the causes they believe in.
Simply ask your human resources department if your company has a matching gift program. If so, your HR department will provide you with the right forms to get started and increase your contribution to support eczema care and research.
When you make a gift to NEA of stocks, bonds or shares in mutual funds, you may be able to make a larger gift than otherwise possible while gaining a tax benefit.
By donating stocks or other securities you may:
- Earn a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities
- Avoid capital gains tax on securities that have increased in value (provided you have owned them for one year)
Your financial planner or accountant can provide you with information on the tax advantages of donating stock, bonds or mutual fund shares.
Please contact us at 800-818-7546 or have your broker notify us of the transfer in advance, so we can provide you with a prompt acknowledgment to serve as your tax receipt. Please provide us with the following information:
- Donor name
- Donor address
- Donor phone number
- Name of security
- Number of shares transferred
- Planned date of transfer
- Restriction on gift (if any)
Donate your vehicle to support the mission of the National Eczema Association. We accept any kind of vehicle, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, and boats.
Donating is easy:
Benefits of donating your vehicle
- FAST: The normal pick-up schedule is within a few days of receiving the paperwork. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be there.
- FREE: We will pick up your vehicle at no charge to you.
- TAX BREAK: Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
- SAVE TIME: Save yourself the time and hassle of trying to sell your vehicle.
- FEEL GREAT: Know that your vehicle will help further our mission.
The National Eczema Association has partnered with a reputable vehicle donation processor, v-Dac, who will make all the arrangements at no cost to you.
The goal of planned giving is to combine your philanthropic goals with your estate planning objectives and attain both.
A variety of assets and investment vehicles qualify as planned gifts, each offering unique benefits for you. Key benefits and tax advantages are summarized below. Be sure to consult your legal and financial advisors to select the option that best meets your financial planning objectives.
|Control income and principal||Name National Eczema Association as beneficiary of your retirement plan. Bequest via living trust or will.||Potential estate tax savings.|
|Dispose of appreciated real estate||Make an outright gift of a charitable remainder trust, bequest living trust or will.||Income tax deduction equal to fair market value when title transfers. Reduce or avoid capital gains tax.|
|Receive regular guaranteed payments||Establish a charitable gift annuity.||Receive payments for life at a rate of up to 12% depending on age.|
|Convert assets to earn variable income||Invest in pooled income fund.||Immediate income tax deduction. Quarterly lifetime income payments, based on investment return of the fund. Reduce capital gains tax.|
|Make a generous gift with modest annual payments|
|Purchase new life insurance. Name National Eczema Association as beneficiary of existing life insurance.||Make a generous gift with modest annual payments.|
Sample language for wills and trusts
If you wish to make a bequest to the National Eczema Association, the following language may be helpful to you as you plan your estate.
I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Eczema Association, a national tax-exempt organization, headquartered in San Rafael, CA at 4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16D, San Rafael, CA 94903-1953 The sum of $______ (or real or personal property herein described), to be used for the general purposes of the Association at the discretion of its Board of Directors.
All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give, devise and bequeath to the National Eczema Association, a national, tax-exempt organization at 4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16D, San Rafael, CA 94903-1953. To be used (a) to advance the general purposes of the Association at its Board of Directors may determine; or (b) for _______________ (a specific purpose).
Bequest for a specific purpose
I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Eczema Association, a national, tax-exempt organization, headquartered at 4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16D, San Rafael, CA 94903-1953, the sum of $_______ (or real or personal property herein described), for _______________ (a specific purpose). It is my preference that the gift remains used for the specified purpose. However, I understand and agree that if, at some time in the future, it is no longer practicable in the judgment of the Association Board of Directors to use the gift for the purpose intended, the Directors shall have the right to use the gift for whatever purpose they deem necessary and reasonable in accord with the intent described herein.
General memorial fund
I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Eczema Association, a national tax-exempt organization, headquartered at 4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16D, San Rafael, CA 94903-1953, the sum of $________ (or real or personal property herein described), to be known as the __________ Memorial Fund. The Board of Directors of the National Eczema Association, at its discretion, shall determine the use of the income from this fund for any purpose of the Association. The Board of Directors may authorize the expenditure of all or any part of the principal of the fund for some project or special purpose that will forward their work of assisting people with eczema.
For more information about donating to the National Eczema Association, please call 800-818-7546 or email us.