Why Fight to END EPILEPSY?

  • Epilepsy is everywhere.
  • Epilepsy affects 160,000 people in our 4-county region, 3 million in the USA and 50 million in the world.
  • One in 3 adults knows someone with epilepsy.
  • Anyone can have a seizure at any time.
  • Epilepsy is far more common than most people realize.
  • Epilepsy impacts children, adults and entire families.
  • Epilepsy can change lives, impede development, affect learning, cause accidents, and even result in early death.

 

 

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Payable to: Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
Mail to: Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
5777 W. Century Blvd, Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

 

 

11 Ideas to Make Your Donation Extra Special:

 

  1. Gifts In Memory And Honor
  2. Matching Gift 
  3. Employee Giving
  4. In-Kind Gifts
  5. Gifts of Stock or Property
  6. Vehicle Donation
  7. Clothing and Household Item Donations
  8. Earmarked Gift (With or Without Naming Opportunities)
  9. Planned Gift
  10. Sponsor Events
  11. Research

 

 

1. Gifts In Memory And Honor

 

Please indicate if the gift is in memory or honor of someone so that person or their loved one can be informed of your gift. You may also consider recognizing a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary, by inviting friends to use the opportunity to make a gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

 

2. Matching Gift Program

 

Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? Please find out! If yes, please request their matching gift forms and send it along with your donation or at year-end, as directed by your company. We will complete and return the form to your company. It’s a great way to double your generous gift!

These are some of the companies that have used Matching Gift programs to support the work of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Thank you for your support.

 

AMD
American International Group, Inc.
Allstate
Amgen
Bank of America
Boeing Company

Blue Shield of California
Gap 

General Electric
ITW
Levi Strauss

Microsoft
Prudential
TAP Connected to the Community

Washington Mutual
Wellpoint

 

3. Employee Giving Program

 

Some companies operate employee payroll deduction programs. Please encourage your company to add the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles to their list of charities and also consider designating us in your giving.

These are some of the companies that have encouraged employee giving to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Thank you for your support.

 

Abbott Laboratories
Albertsons
Edison International 

Hospira

Los Angeles Water and Power

 Employees Association, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Nestle

Northrop Grumman
Wells
Fargo
Washington Mutual

 

4. In-Kind Gifts

 

We welcome in-kind donations to help support the programs and services we operate year-round. Our wish list includes but is not limited to:

 

•  food and beverages for our family programs

•  children’s gifts for our Family Holiday Party and Family Picnic

•  bottled water or catered food for our Walk to End Epilepsy

•  donated printing for T-shirts or printed materials

•  gifts and prizes for our raffles and silent auctions

•  prizes for our children's camp

•  donated storage space

•  children's safety helmets

•  electronics and office supplies

•  picnic supplies and other paper goods

 

5. Gifts of Stock or Property

 

Please consider making a gifts of appreciated stock or property may increase tax benefits by making capital gains a part of your gift. When you give appreciated assets, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increased value of your stock. You may also be entitled to a charitable deduction based on the stock's current value. When considering gifts of stock, we recommend you consult with your financial adviser.

 

6. Vehicle Donations

 

Please consider donating your old car, boat or RV to support our work. Proceeds benefit both the National and local Epilepsy Foundation. Please call the National Epilepsy Foundation at 1-877-332-2777 and indicate you want to help the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. We appreciate if you can also let us know so we can track proceeds.

 

7. Clothing and Household Items Donations 

 

Thanks to our new national partnership with Savers thrift stores, you can support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles by simply donating gently used clothing and household items you no longer need. The national Epilepsy Foundation receives payment for your generous donations, and you will get a tax receipt!  To schedule a pickup at your home, call 855-336-0212 or visit donate4epilepsy.org.

 

Donation Website | Frequently Asked Questions | Acceptable Items | Get a Receipt 

 

8. Earmarked Gift (With Or Without Naming Opportunities)

 

An earmarked gift provides special naming opportunities that sustain support for our mission. Name a project, program, resource, fund, or volunteer position in honor of someone in your life, in memory of a loved one, or on the occasion of a special event. We encourage earmarked gifts for specific projects to be at least $2,500 per year.(Gifts of a smaller amount will be recognized in our materials, but documentation may not always be provided.)

 

9. Planned Gifts

 

Thank you for your interest in naming the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles in your Will. Please discuss with your financial advisor. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions. These funds are utilized at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, unless earmarked by the donor. =

 

10. Sponsor Events

 

Special events promote awareness and provide vital support for our mission. Please consider chairing an auction, selling tickets, inviting friends, becoming a corporate sponsor, participating in a silent auction, and more.

 

11. Research

 

When it comes to supporting epilepsy research, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to be leading all the other Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates, nationwide, in donating the most money to epilepsy research. To read more about the research we support, click here

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

Questions? Read the Donor FAQs  or contact us to discuss these giving options and more!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to be a wise steward of your gifts to END EPILEPSY. We depend upon the generosity of individuals to support this mission. Thank you for considering how you want to help or for renewing your support.

 

Contact | Michelle Bareng | 310.670.2870 ext.101 | Email