Celebrating 35 Years

One of the most important things
you can do on this earth is to let
people know they are not alone
.

                                                          – Shannon Adler

Donate or Fundraise for NF Midwest

FUNDRAISE OR DONATE
Tributes in Memorial or Honor Of

Find or create a page to raise funds in memory or in honor of a loved one. Page creators will receive notifications of donations making it easy to say thank you.

FUNDRAISE OR DONATE
Do It Your Way Fundraiser

Find or create a Do It Your Way (D.I.Y.) fundraiser or event. This might be a birthday, garage sale, raffle, home party, bake sale, bike-a-thon, etc. You can create your own page on NF Midwest’s fundraising platform.

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Walk4NF Events

Find or donate to an NF Midwest walk event. Get started early by setting up your fundraising page. Let us know if you’d like to create your own walk.

MANY WAYS TO GIVE

Recurring Gifts (Keeping Hope in Motion)

One of the absolutely best ways to give is to put your giving on auto-pilot by setting up recurring donations. Join our Monthly (or more often!) Giving Circle and keep hope in motion.

Give Through Your Workplace

Public, military, and private sector employees can often donate to NF Midwest through their company’s payroll deduction plan. Carefully review your pledge card to determine whether you can designate (or “write in”) NF Midwest. NF Midwest’s nonprofit ID number is 22-2580173.

If you, or someone you know, works for the military or federal government they can designate payroll deductions to NF Midwest. Our CFC number is 75126.

Matching Gifts From Your Employer

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees to NF Midwest. If you or your friends make a donation, be sure to check if to see if your employers will match it. Matching gift programs will double and sometimes triple a donation.

The search tool below will search if your employer participates in employee matching. If they do, it will provide links and information for getting the process started. Also, when you donate, NF Midwest’s donation process will include this information to make matching easier. If you have any questions, please reach out to your employer’s HR department.

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by Powered by Double the Donation

Make a Planned Gift – Wills, Insurance, Estates

When you remember NF Midwest in your estate plans, you are providing  NF Midwest the power to continue its work in years to come. If you’ve set up a plan to benefit NF Midwest, neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis please let us know if you want us to recognize you in our Legacy Society.

Donate Stock

There can be tax advantages to donating stocks, bonds and other securities to NF Midwest. Donors may be able to deduct the fair market value of long-term appreciated stock and receive the benefit of avoiding capital gains tax on the sale of the security. Contact for more information on how to donate this way.

Another option is a transfer on death (TOD) account. By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid over to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime. State laws govern payable on death accounts. Please consult with your bank representative or investment advisor if you are considering this gift.

Please let NF Midwest know that a gift is being transferred, as donated stock that arrives in our account without identification may delay issuance of a tax-deductible receipt. In your email alert to , please include the donor name, the name, ticker symbol, and number of shares of the stock being donated, the mailing address of the donor for issuance of the tax receipt, the purpose of the gift, and any other instructions or information you’d like us to know.

IRA Charitable Rollovers

If you are over age 70½ you may make a transfer for up to $100,000 per year to from your traditional or Roth IRA or 401(K) to support the mission of NF Midwest and other qualified charities. You may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD) through a qualified charitable distribution or QCD. For more information on making contribution this way, please talk to your tax or financial advisor. 

Hold a Do It Your Way (DIY) Event

Let your imagination run free to come up with ways to raise funds and awareness for the NF cause. You can do something simple like set-up a Tribute page, page(s) celebrating milestones like birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings, or you might want to create a fun in-person event. Whatever you decide – or if you can’t decide – we’re here to help. We recommend that you think about what you like and who you know to start.

Give or Get Stuff or Services (Gifts In Kind)

NF Midwest encourages in-kind donations that meet specific needs identified to further our mission. For example, if your company wishes to donate a food product for participants to enjoy at one of our  events, we would love it and love you! We are also always in need of items for raffle.

Other examples of gifts in kind would be contributing graphic design or print services to an event; offering your place of business to host an event, or donating needed equipment.

If you are interested in an in-kind donation, please contact our office at 1-630-945-3562 or email us!

Shop (or Sell) Online and Support NF

It doesn’t get an easier than this! You can raise money when you shop and even when you sell.

The two best programs are Amazon Smile and iGive.com. Amazon automatically donates a portion of your purchase on items purchased through them while iGive does the same but through many merchants. Both offer a way to automate this. For Amazon be sure to use smile.amazon.com when you shop and iGive an extension for chrome that will ensure a portion of your purchase goes to your charity of choice.

Also, if you are selling on EBay you may choose NF Midwest to receive part of your sale.

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