There are many ways to financially support The LAM Foundation.  Here are a few…

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Create a lasting legacy that will help shape the future of The LAM Foundation and improve the lives of women with LAM by joining the Breath of Hope Legacy Society. 

Planned Giving simply means that you are planning to give a gift in the future.  The most common planned gift is the ‘bequest', which means remembering The LAM Foundation in your will.  Would you, your family, or friends consider naming The LAM Foundation as the recipient of a planned estate gift?  Other forms of planned giving are the Charitable Remainder Trust and the Charitable Gift Annuity.

If you would like to learn more about the tax benefits and other advantages of Planned Giving, please contact The LAM Foundation at 1-877-CURE-LAM or the Development Office at ssherman@thelamfoundation.org.

 

Gifts of Stock or Assets

Your gift of appreciated stock will not only help us achieve our mission-critical goals, but it is also an easy, tax-smart way for you to give to The LAM Foundation. When giving appreciated stock, you'll receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock or mutual fund, and you may avoid capital gains tax. It's a "win-win" gift for both you and The LAM Foundation!

Because electronic transfers often arrive with no donor name attached, we ask that when donating stock you contact the Foundation at 513-777-6889 with your name and the number and type of shares of your donation. This allows us to record your gift correctly, send you the proper tax documentation, and thank you for your generosity and support.

Please contact your tax advisor before initiating any transfer to be sure you fully understand the tax benefits of making your gift of stock to The LAM Foundation.

What steps do I take to give stock to The LAM Foundation?

First, contact The LAM Foundation to let us know that you intend to make a gift of stock. You may fax this information to us at 513.777.4109, or email it to the Development Office at ssherman@thelamfoundation.org.

Then, ask your broker to make an electronic transfer of the shares to The LAM Foundation stock contribution account by contacting:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Attn: Kathleen Eggers
500 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
800.328.2802 or 425.453.3480, Fax: 425.453.5802

Because each mutual fund company has their own unique procedures, please contact Kathleen Eggers at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney by phone to discuss a mutual fund transfer.

Once the stock is transferred, we will receive notification of the transfer and a receipt will be sent to you. The effective contribution date for tax purposes is the date the shares are placed into our account, and the value of your gift is the stock price on that date. Our receipt will confirm the date, the name of the stock, and the number of shares gifted. It is your responsibility to determine the value of the shares on that date for tax reporting purposes.

For further assistance, please contact the Development Office at The LAM Foundation at 513.777.6889 or via email at ssherman@thelamfoundation.org.

Wire Transfers to The LAM Foundation

For Wire Transfers instructions, contact 513-777-6889 or ssherman@thelamfoundation.org.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

CFC

Are you a Federal employee?   Do you have a family member, friend or neighbor who works at a Federal agency?  The LAM Foundation is eligible for inclusion on the National Part of the Combined Federal Campaign Charity List.  The CFC code that Federal employees should use to designate their contributions to The LAM Foundation is 10886. Please share this information with every Federal employee you know. 



United Way Campaign

Many companies encourage their employees to give to charities through their local United Way Campaign.  Even though The LAM Foundation may not be listed as a designated organization for your United Way, most Campaigns will allow you to write in The LAM Foundation on the “donor designated” portion of your United Way donation form.  Ask your Human Resource representative or call your local United Way office for more information.

Matching Gifts

The Matching Gift Program is a great way to increase the impact of your gift to The LAM Foundation.  Many companies have matching gift programs that increase your contribution.  Every $1 you give can become $2 or in some cases, even more for the Foundation!  Check with your Human Resources department for information on this program.  Typically there is a form that you send to the Foundation in order to confirm your gift.  Once you make your donation, send us the form and we’ll handle everything else.  Spread the word about this program.   If you have questions about matching gifts please contact the Foundation at 513.777.6889 or at ssherman@thelamfoundation.org.

Click here to view the full list of companies that currently participate in our Matching Gifts Program by matching their employee’s donations to the Foundation.  If your company is listed, be sure to take the appropriate steps to secure the match of your personal donations.  If your (or a loved one’s) company is not listed and has a matching gifts program, please let us know and help us grow the list.

In-Kind Gifts

Donating in-kind gifts is another great way to support The LAM Foundation. An in-kind gift can help generate revenue streams through silent auctions, raffles, and services provided. You can also help the Foundation spare expenses by donating office equipment that may be needed, such as printers, laptops, etc. Some of the types of services that are always in demand by the Foundation are graphic designers for brochures and appeals, experienced grant writers, and website reviewers.

Consider donating to the silent auction at the Breath of Hope Gala. We can use most items or services that are national and can travel well. Gift certificates, services, gift baskets, jewelry, and even timeshares or vacation homes have been donated in the past.

** Please note that items can be accepted at all times, based on need. Please contact the Foundation office and speak to Kerri Morgan Byrnes in the Development Department at 513-777-6889 or via email kbyrnes@thelamfoundation.org before sending your donated item(s).

Vehicles for Charity

Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car, boat, or RV? Why not donate it instead? The LAM Foundation has partnered with “Vehicles for Charity” to provide an easy-to-use, tax-deductible process to donate your vehicle. As a charitable contribution, your donation could make a big difference to the Foundation!
If you have any questions you would like answered prior to initiating the donation process, please feel free to call Vehicles for Charity toll-free at 1-866-628-2277 or 1-866-628-CARS, seven days a week. Click here to view the “frequently asked questions.”
To donate, click here to visit "Vehicles for Charity."

Tributes: Honors and Memorial

Making a donation in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one is a meaningful way of helping The LAM Foundation in our quest to find cures for LAM. Your tribute gift to The LAM Foundation is a compassionate gesture that will make a difference in the lives of people with LAM.
You can make a tribute donation by:

  • Donating online by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page. Please be sure to complete the tribute portion at the bottom of the donation page.
  • Mailing your honor or memorial donation to:

The LAM Foundation
4015 Executive Park Dr.
Suite 320
Cincinnati, OH  45241

  • Making your donation by phone with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Please call 513-777-6889

Join the Club…  the Breath of Hope Giving Club

The Breath of Hope Giving Club celebrates donors who are committed to supporting The LAM Foundation’s mission to urgently seek safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for LAM.  With generous support from our donors, we are able to see many achievements each year.

How it works… each individual’s total contributions to the Foundation determines the level of membership in our lifetime giving clubs. Annual gifts will be totaled at the end of each calendar year and donors will be recognized the following year.  Corporate matching gifts are encouraged and will count toward club membership.

Each giving level is rewarded with a list of benefits.  To view the list of benefits, please click here.

Donors will be recognized by giving club levels through our Journeys newsletter, annual report, website (if desired) and LAMposium. Click here to view the list of top giving club donors.

Want to know what giving club you are currently listed in?  Contact Sue Sherman at 513.777.6889 or via email at ssherman@thelamfoundation.org to find out.

Breath of Hope Giving Club Levels of Giving:

  • Breath of Hope Founder’s Society:  $100,000 or more - Lifetime Giving Donor
  • Platinum Feather Society:  $50,000 - $99,000 – Lifetime Giving Donor
  • Gold Feather Society:  $25,000 - $49,999 – Lifetime Giving Donor
  • Silver Feather Society:  $10,000 - $24,999 – Lifetime Giving Donor
  • Breath of Hope Sustainer’s Society:  Donors who have given 10+ years
  • Breath of Hope Distinguished Circle Society:  Donors who have given 5-10 years
  • Breath of Hope Legacy Society:  Planned Giving Donor


Your lifetime giving means a lifetime of HOPE for LAM patients all around the world.