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With the help of contributors like you, we can continue to educate people about these rare disorders, support the people they affect and advance research to find better treatments. You have many ways to make a gift to support the vital work we do at the NFED.
Without this (NFED Facebook) page, their staff and organization in general we would still be flailing on how to manage Jameson’s disease. Please check their page frequently and donate to a wonderful cause. – Sheila
You have three easy ways to give a gift of cash to support the NFED. You can make an online donation, download an NFED Donation Form and return it by mail, or call 618-566-2020 to make a gift over the phone using your credit card.
Boost the Cure for Ectodermal Dysplasias Research
You can choose to designate your gift to our Boost the Cure campaign. Funds will support our efforts to be a catalyst for new research and to continue to support ongoing research projects for XLHED, the p63 syndromes, Type Unknown and the 2021 International Research Conference.
Join the Director’s Circle
With your contribution of $1,000 or more, you will receive the following benefits for being a Director’s Circle member:
- Bi-Annual Gratitude Report Gift Package that will include a progress report and other items that highlight the importance of your gift to our community.
- First to know breaking news that affect NFED families
- Surveys for feedback on upcoming programming
- VIP Invitation to family fundraising events
- Free registration for qualifying family fundraising events
- Special recognition in publications and at events
Contact Tim to make a meaningful Director’s Circle contribution today!
The Smile Makers Monthly Giving Program
Become a Smile Maker when you support the NFED with a recurring donation each month. The Monthly Giving Program makes donating easy and enables you to give in a bigger way.
Double your donation! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift.
Check with your employer if they match donations or volunteer hours. If so, ask for the Matching Gift form and return it with your donation. Your personal gift and matched contribution will be credited to the program or event that you designated.
A planned gift through a bequest, insurance contribution, retirement asset, annuity, donor-advised fund or irrevocable/revocable trust is an option that could give you and your family financial and tax benefits, while helping impact NFED programming for years to come. Learn more about building your legacy. Please contact Tim to create a plan that works for you.
The Halloween Bash is our annual online fundraiser that gives you the opportunity to donate, place an ad with your personalized message in an online journal or bid on wonderful auction items. It is hosted by Ruth and Keith Geismar and held each October. Learn more about how you can participate in this virtual event that has now raised more than $4 million for the Foundation.
You may also give non-cash gifts in the form of stocks, securities, real estate or other gifts in kind. Because non-cash gifts require additional paperwork, review and approvals, we encourage donors to contact their financial advisors and Tim at the NFED when considering a non-cash contribution.
We also always need office supplies, giveaway items that help our NFED families, new air conditioners, cooling vests, free dental and medical evaluations for affected individuals, and supplies for Kays’ Kids and Teens Camps.
Honorary or Memorial Gifts
Commemorate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or celebrate a holiday with a gift that helps the ectodermal dysplasias community. You can pay tribute to a valued family member or friend with an honorary gift.
We also receive donations in memory of NFED friends whom we have lost. These gifts are a thoughtful way to remember a loved one, while supporting an area of importance to them. Your honorary or memorial gift can be made anytime either by mail, online or phone. Please indicate who the gift honors or memorializes at that time and if you would like us to send a notification of your gift to a family member or to the individual.
Support While You Shop
Did you know you can buy the products you like and help support the NFED at the same time? See the different options below.
The NFED will receive .5% of your eligible purchase price when you shop at AmazonSmile at no cost to you. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support the NFED every time you shop.
Support the NFED Through Your Workplace
Payroll deduction giving is one of the most convenient ways to support the NFED. You can give a small amount with each paycheck that adds up to make a big difference. Donations are deducted automatically. It’s easy, efficient and affordable! Contact your HR department to begin your contribution.
“This organization (represents) something that thousands of people work through every day. It’s near and dear to my entire family’s hearts. This year, I chose this organization to donate through my payroll deduction.” – Jennifer
Combined Federal Campaign (Code #10604)
The NFED uses the D/B/A name of “Skin and Dental Dysfunction Foundation” in the CFC. To designate us as your charity of choice in the CFC, please use our code number 10604. Check your local military base to see if they will host a CFC kick-off event. If you are interested in attending a kick-off event, please email Lea at the NFED office so that you receive NFED materials to hand out at the event.
If you are a state employee, contact Lea for your state’s number.
The NFED is not an official United Way agency. You can check your United Way campaign to see if you may write in the NFED as an alternate choice, please use EIN #37-1112496. If so, we encourage you to contact Lea at our office so that we track your gift to be sure it’s received.
We have several tool kits and ideas to help you fundraise for the NFED. Let us help you plan a fundraising event or activity that works best for you!