Beyond making a traditional cash donation, we have plenty of other ways you can support our work based on your financial goals and your life milestones. And whether you’d like to give a little or are fortunate to be able to give a little more, know that in whatever way and amount you choose to give, your gift will help us to continue to deliver the programs and support so sorely needed in the child neurology community.
Here are a few other possible options available to you at CNF.
Giving Through Your Everyday Purchases: Amazon Smile
If you’re already making purchases through Amazon, why not also give back to your favorite charity? Every purchase at Amazon Smile includes a donation to Child Neurology Foundation, at no cost to you, with a quick sign-up.
Select us as your charity of choice by searching “Child Neurology Education and Research Foundation”.
Giving On Your Birthday: Facebook Fundraisers
Are you active on Facebook? Is your birthday coming up soon?
Then consider running a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to support CNF. Facebook has made it super easy to do and has waived all fees.
“Thank you so much for doing life-changing work.”
– The Shelton family
Giving Through Your Life Insurance
A great way to help secure a financial future benefitting people living with a neurologic disorder is making CNF the beneficiary and/or owner of your life insurance policy. Future premium payments may be tax-deductible.
Giving Your Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs)
Most people don’t think about giving a gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, etc.). But a gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year can help you do good while also providing significant tax benefits.
Before gifting securities, we recommend reaching out to your financial advisor to make the best decision based on your financial goals. If you do decide it’s right for you, please contact us for more information at [email protected].
“We are hopeful because of organizations like yours.”
– The Robinson family
Giving in Retirement: IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
If you are 70 ½ or older and have a traditional IRA account, you’re eligible to make a gift up to $100,000 each year through a direct transfer from your account administrator to CNF.
Benefits include lowering your gross income for federal tax purposes and counting towards your minimum required distribution each year.
Before making a Qualified Charitable Distribution, we recommend reaching out to your financial advisor to make the best decision based on your financial goals. If you do decide it’s right for you, please contact us for more information at [email protected].
Giving Through A Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
Donor Advised Funds (DAF) have become quite popular for their flexibility and tax benefits. And we’re able to accept funds from one of your choosing.
It’s as easy as requesting a distribution from your DAF, via check to [insert proper address] or electronic transfer after a quick call to get you setup with our account numbers.
Contact us for more information at [email protected].
“You have brought so much joy to our household!”
– The Guiffre family
Giving In Your Will/Trust: Bequests & Estate Planning
Another opportunity to make a donation is through a legacy gift as part of your will or trust. To do so, you need to include language in your will designating the asset, percentage or amount, and beneficiary with our address (PO Box 1226, Lexington, KY 40588).
We recommend discussing this option with your financial advisor and lawyer to ensure your will or trust language will be executable. If you do decide this option is right for you, please contact us for more information at [email protected].
We’d like to thank you on behalf of the child neurology community for your gift. And if at any time you have questions or would like to learn more about CNF, we hope you’ll reach out to us at [email protected].