Gifts of cash
The easiest and the most common way to support the National MPS Society is with a cash gift, usually via check. Cash and credit card gifts benefit both you and the society immediately. Your generosity meets our most urgent needs and furthers our mission to find a cure for MPS and ML.
Remember that a gift today can mean:
- The ability to choose how your gift is used
- The opportunity to view the results of your generosity
- An immediate charitable deduction on your federal income taxes, when you itemize
Gifts of securities or stock
For tax purposes, gifts of appreciated stocks and securities can be among the best asset a person can give to a charity. This is because donors receive a double tax benefit; they can deduct the full fair market value of their appreciated assets, (if owned more than one year), and they save again by avoiding all capital gains taxes on their actual profit.
How to Make a Gift of Stock or Securities:
You can send stock certificates unendorsed directly by mail to our office with a cover letter outlining the purpose of your gift along with a description of the issues and the number of shares and certificates, or you can hand deliver the gift. Please mail gifts via FEDEX or registered mail to National MPS Society, 1007 Slater Road, Suite 220, Durham, N.C., 27703. Attn: Development Director
If the certificates are held in a brokerage account, have your broker contact us.
Gifts of real estate
For tax purposes, gifts of real estate are one of the best assets to give to the National MPS Society. Congress has created special incentives to encourage certain forms of private philanthropy and this includes gifts of real estate. Some of the benefits may include:
- reduced income, estate and property taxes
- lower insurance and upkeep of costs
- avoidance of capital gains tax
If you prefer to leave real estate through your will or living trust, your gift can be outright, but it could also be a contingency upon an event occurrence.