For Donors

We understand there are many important causes you can choose to support and we are grateful to be one of them as our patients’ lives depend on it. As the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, we have the profound responsibility of shining a spotlight on pancreatic cancer and doing everything possible to improve the treatment of the disease. And, with every dollar donated going directly to pancreatic cancer research along with our top rating from the key charity watchdog organizations, you can feel even better about your gift. On behalf of the researchers in laboratories across the country, the clinicians on the front lines of treatment, the patients and their loved ones facing this life-threatening disease, we thank you. Our tax I.D. /EIN number is 31-1611837.

Individual Donors and Family Foundation

Our greatest asset in ensuring critical pancreatic cancer research continues is the generosity of our donors.  Contributions of all amounts are very much appreciated.  For larger donations, we are very happy to work with you to ensure that your gift is channeled to the area in which you are most interested – whether that be general research, a specific research project, support of patient services, or event sponsorship opportunities.  Naming opportunities, a contribution that links your name or that of a loved one or friend, are also available. We are happy to discuss giving options with you to find the one that is most meaningful to you as a donor.

Private and Corporate Foundations

We work with many private and corporate foundations whose philanthropic focus is on medical research and/or patient outreach.  We consider this funding a partnership, where Lustgarten and our corporate/foundation associates strive to accomplish mutual and specific goals.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss your funding in the pancreatic cancer field and Lustgarten Foundation’s shared vision.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund is like a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about.  If your assets are being held in a donor advised fund, you can easily recommend a donation to the Lustgarten Foundation by connecting to (dafdirect.org link) and completing the simple contribution form on that site.  If you need assistance, please let us know!

Planned Gifts

Creating a lasting legacy with a planned gift to Lustgarten Foundation ensures you will be making a difference by supporting pancreatic cancer research and patient outreach for years to come.  Planned giving does not have to be complicated.  You can simply include the Lustgarten Foundation in your will.   Here is some suggested language:

For a specific amount:
I give to Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY, 11797 (specific dollar amount, percentage of my estate or specified asset).

 For a residuary amount after other bequests are made:
I give to Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY, 11797 all (or a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.

For a contingent bequest if you outlive other beneficiaries:
If (other named beneficiary) does not survive me, I give to Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY, 11797 all (or a percentage) of my estate.

We are pleased to work with Kevin J. Harding of Harding, Burke & Hogan, PLLC who can provide initial guidance on planned gifts to the Lustgarten Foundation you may be considering.  Please email Mr. Harding at kevin@hbhesq.com.

Corporate Engagement

We welcome companies’ support of our groundbreaking research and can offer various ways to position each company as a good corporate citizen.  Our events also offer opportunities for employees to get involved.  For more information and to build a customized program for your firm, contact Richard Hulnick, National Events Director, rhulnick@lustgarten.org or call 516-737-1559.  In Florida, contact Ann Walsh, Florida Regional Manager, awalsh@lustgarten.org or call 631-834-1660.

Matching Gifts and Special Campaigns

Many employers will match employee’s charitable donations.  This can sometimes double the amount received by Lustgarten Foundation.  Other companies let employees deduct contributions from their paycheck, allowing you to give a little each paycheck that can add up to a significant amount for the Foundation and pancreatic cancer patients.  Please contact your Human Resources and/or payroll department for specific information on your company.

New York State Employees can choose Lustgarten Foundation through the SEFA (State Employee Federated Appeal) by writing in our name or number 999-00547.  Federal Employees who take part in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), should write in Lustgarten Foundation in choosing to support pancreatic cancer research.

Please select the Lustgarten Foundation as an option for one of the charity programs below when you are shopping or redeeming rewards points.

If you shop on Amazon, we invite you to shop smile.amazon.com and choose Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to us, automatically, at no cost to you.

You can show you support by making a direct cash contribution through American Express, or by redeeming your membership rewards points to make a donation. The Lustgarten Foundation will receive $10 for every 1,000 points redeemed!

Giving a gift basket of food? Giftback.com has a wonderful variety of gift options and will donate 10% of your purchase back to the charity of your choice. It’s a great way to make a thoughtful gift even more meaningful.

Link to www.giftback.com

We gratefully accept all types of vehicle donations including autos, trucks, sport utilities, motorcycles, motor homes, boats, farm equipment and construction equipment.
Our program is managed by Auto-Donation.com, a respected national vehicle donation program, allowing us to accept and process vehicle donations in all 50 states.  Donating is simple and your vehicle does not need to be in running condition. Auto-Donation.com will make arrangements to have your vehicle picked-up.  We will receive the highest possible return for your donation once your vehicle is sold — on average, nearly 80 percent. After the sale, Auto-Donation.com will provide you with a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

 

 

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