Ways to Give

 

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For the 60,000 people with by epilepsy in our community, every dollar donated brings them closer to realizing their full potential.  Thank you for your generosity.

See the impact of your gift at EFMN.

  • Make your gift in honor/memory of someone special
  • Designate your gift to a specific program
  • Make a planned gift and leave your legacy for 60,000 people with epilepsy

 

For more information contact Hannah Baines at hbaines@efmn.org or 651.287.2319.

 
 
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Individual Giving

Benefits

  • Designate your gift to a specific area/program.
  • Immediate charitable deduction on your federal income taxes, when you itemize.
  • Make your gift recurring: decide the amount, duration and frequency and maximize the impact.  Complete the recurring gift section of the EFMN pledge form.

Check/Money Order

  • Complete EFMN pledge form and return it with your gift.
  • Make payable to: Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota or EFMN
  • Mail to: 1600 University Ave. W. Ste. 300 St. Paul, MN 55104

Credit Card

  • Give today.
  • Call 651.287.2319 to make your gift by phone
  • Complete the EFMN pledge form and return
    -Mail: 1600 University Ave. W. Ste. 300 St. Paul, MN 55104
    -Fax: 651.287.2325
    -Email: hbaines@efmn.org

Stock Gifts

Benefits:

  • Avoid capital gains taxes on donated stock that has appreciated in value

Instructions for making a stock gift:

  • Notify us about your gift of securities at 651.287.2319
  • Complete and sign stock transfer form, and give to your broker.  
  • Ask your broker to attach your name to the transaction description so we know the gift is from you.
  • Stock Gift Transfer Contact
    • Stacy Eng, Northern Lights Group, Morgan Stanley
    • 612.349.4847 Stacy.a.eng@ms.com
    • Morgan Stanley 225 South Sixth St. Suite 5100 Minneapolis, MN 55402
    • Delivery Information:
      • Name: Epilepsy Foundation of MN
      • Account Number: 364-091390-098
      • Firm: Morgan Stanley
      • DTC Number: 0015
      • Request your broker put the donor’s name on the transfer
Planned Giving

Legacy gifts make a significant impact on the Foundation’s ability to provide innovative programs and services to meet the needs of people with epilepsy today, and in the future.

Consult your financial advisor or estate planning attorney when making the decision to give a planned gift to the Foundation.

Quick information:

  • Organization Name: Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Inc.
  • Federal Tax ID: 41-0874541
  • Address: 1600 University Ave. W. Ste. 300 St. Paul, MN 55104

Additional benefits:

  • Reduce income and estate taxes passed on to heirs
 

Bequest/Will 

  • Add EFMN as a beneficiary in your will
  • Share this sample bequest language for EFMN with your estate planning attorney:

“I give the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Inc, 1600 University Avenue West Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55104 (     % of the residue of my estate) or the sum of $                              ), to be used (for                               program) or (wherever the needs and opportunities are greatest).

Retirement Assets (IRA/401k/403b) 

  • Designate EFMN as the primary beneficiary for a percentage (anywhere from 1-100%) of your retirement plan assets.
  • Designate a specific amount to EFMN before the remainder is provided to family beneficiaries.
  • Make us the contingent beneficiary to receive the balance only if your loved ones, as primary beneficiary, survive you.

Life Insurance

  • Name the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota as the primary or secondary beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
  • Donate a paid-up life insurance plan to EFMN, making the Foundation the owner of the policy.
    (receive an immediate charitable tax deduction on your federal income taxes when you itemize).

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) offers a way to make a gift and provide income for yourself or your loved ones.

  • To create a CRT, the donor transfers cash or other assets to a trust.
  • The trustee manages the assets and each year income (a fixed amount or %) from the trust is paid to the beneficiaries.
  • At the end of the trust term, the principal balance of the trust passes to EFMN 

Stock Gifts

Benefits:

  • Avoid capital gains taxes on donated stock that has appreciated in value

Instructions for making a stock gift:

  • Notify us about your gift of securities at 651.287.2319
  • Complete and sign stock transfer form, and give to your broker.  
  • Ask your broker to attach your name to the transaction description so we know the gift is from you.
  • Stock Gift Transfer Contact
    • Stacy Eng, Northern Lights Group, Morgan Stanley
    • 612.349.4847 Stacy.a.eng@ms.com
    • Morgan Stanley 225 South Sixth St. Suite 5100 Minneapolis, MN 55402
    • Delivery Information:
      • Name: Epilepsy Foundation of MN
      • Account Number: 364-091390-098
      • Firm: Morgan Stanley
      • DTC Number: 0015
      • Request your broker put the donor’s name on the transfer
Workplace Giving

Make your gift to EFMN through the convenience of your company’s employee giving campaign: 

  • Combined Federal Campaign (Designated member #67464)
  • Community Health Charities (member charity)
  • Community Shares
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Choice Dollars Program (for Thrivent clients only)
  • United Way (write in to make gift to EFMN)

 

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to support the charitable contributions made by their employees.  Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.  Matching gift programs can double the impact of your gift! Volunteers may also receive financial support from their company for hours spent working with EFMN.

  • For questions regarding your company’s matching gift program, please contact your HR department or visit your company’s intranet.
  • For questions on receiving a charitable gift tax receipt, submitting/verifying a matching gift request or a volunteerism contact hbaines@efmn.org or 651.287.2319

Additional ways to give while you are shopping:

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St. Paul Office / Used Clothing
1600 University Ave. W. Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55104
800.779.0777 or 651.287.2300 

St. Cloud Used Clothing Center
2229 Roosevelt Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320.529.0000
888.609.2030

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