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Thank you for helping us fund the progress being made in the fight against Alpha-1 related lung and liver disease.

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Donate by Mail

Please make your check payable to: Alpha-1 Foundation

Please mail this form and your check to:

Alpha-1 Foundation
ATTN: Development Office
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Donate by Telephone

Call the Foundation at the following toll free number:

(877) 2-CURE-A1 or (877) 228-7321

Commemorative Givingplus

Gifts can be made at any time for those you wish to honor or memorialize. Your gift, no matter what size, will be deeply appreciated and will serve to advance research on Alpha-1. It will translate into hope for the future of the many people afflicted with Alpha-1.

In Memoriam

A memorial gift is a wonderful way of commemorating the life of a loved one who has passed away. To facilitate gifts, memorials may be established in the name of the deceased. The Foundation can also supply family and friends with Commemorative Giving packages for memorial and funeral services. See below for details.

In Honor

An honor gift is an opportunity to acknowledge a special occasion for a friend, family member, or colleague. We will mark the occasion by sending a letter to the person you designate announcing the gift, not the amount.

Workplace Givingplus

There are many ways to get involved in workplace giving. Matching gifts, payroll deduction or volunteering. See how you can get involved!

Workplace giving is any kind of charitable contribution done in the workplace, often by voluntary payroll deduction. There are three different types of workplace giving programs: United Way, Combined Federal Campaign and Corporate Matching Gifts.

Read “The Power of Ten” to learn how to have United Way and Combined Federal Campaign donations count towards The Alpha-1 Foundation in just three easy steps!

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United Way

United Way participants need only write on the United Way Payroll Deduction Form: “Alpha-1 Foundation” as “other designees.”

Combined Federal Campaign

The CFC is a workplace giving program for postal workers, court employees, military, FBI, DEA, and IRS. A gift to the Alpha-1 Foundation may be made through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by specifying Code 11717. The form identifies Code 11717 as Medical Research Charities of America. Therefore, the Foundation is permitted to enter the CFC through this organization. Code 11717 ensures that the donations go to the Foundation.

As a member of Medical Research Charities (MRC), formerly Medical Research Agencies of America, the Foundation has fulfilled specific criteria for membership, including a stringent legal and financial review. For more information, visit http://www.medicalresearchcharities.org.

Corporate Matching Gifts

You may contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program that could double, or even triple, your gift to the Alpha-1 Foundation.

For additional information regarding workplace giving, please contact Linda Rodriguez at lrodriguez@alpha-1foundation.org or call (877) 228-7321, ext. 237.

Planned Givingplus

planned giving

A planned gift can benefit you, your loved ones and the fight for a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and can be a powerful element of your overall financial strategy.

Anyone, regardless of age or income, can gain from financial and estate planning. Planned giving can enable charitable donations at a level that you might not have thought possible, while maximizing the tax benefits for you and your family. You’ll contribute to finding a cure for Alpha-1 while enhancing your present and future financial security as well as that of your loved ones.

Please note that planned gifts should be carefully considered in relation to your comprehensive financial and estate plans. It is strongly recommended that you consult your financial adviser and an attorney in the preparation of your Will or another type of planned gift and supervise its execution so as to comply with your state requirements.

The Alpha-1 Foundation provides several planned giving options:

Bequests

One of the easiest and most common ways to make a gift to the Alpha-1 Foundation is through a bequest in your Last Will and Testament. Bequests work particularly well for those who are unable to make an outright gift, but would like to aid The Alpha-1 Foundation in the future. A bequest can be simply stated as follows:

“I bequeath to the Alpha One Foundation, Inc., located at 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134, (federal taxpayer identification number is: 65-0585415) the sum of $____________ or __________% of my residuary estate (or an accurate description of securities, real estate or other property given) as an unrestricted bequest to be used for the organization’s stated mission of providing leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection and a cure for Alpha-1.”

Gifts of Insurance

For insurance to qualify as a gift, the ownership of whole life, endowment or certain universal life insurance policies must be transferred to the Foundation with the Foundation also named as the irrevocable beneficiary of the policy.

Retirement Assets

Some assets are not transferred through a will. These include assets in a qualified retirement plan (qualified plans include an IRA, Keogh, 401(K), 403(B), or defined benefit plan) that remain after your lifetime. Often, a retirement plan is a pre-tax asset and, when transferred to a beneficiary, is subject to estate tax as well as income tax. Naming the Alpha-1 Foundation as the beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan may be advantageous and financially judicious. Most often, all that is required is to name the Foundation on the beneficiary line when you sign up for your retirement plan, or to modify your current election by notifying your plan administrator.

We hope you’ll tell us when you made a planned gift to the Alpha-1 Foundation. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. Whichever the case, we will honor your wishes.

For additional information or to discuss planned gifts to the Foundation, please contact Angela McBride at amcbride@alpha-1foundation.org or call (877) 228-7321 ext. 233, or write to us at:

Alpha-1 Foundation
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Miami, FL 33134
Attention: Angela McBride

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Where does your money go?

The Alpha-1 Foundation has invested more $54 million to support Alpha-1 research and programs at 100 institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.

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