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Thank you for choosing to donate to BrightFocus through our three programs: Alzheimer's Disease Research; National Glaucoma Research; and Macular Degeneration Research.

With your help, BrightFocus is at the forefront of brain and eye health, advancing research around the world and promoting better health through education.

There are many ways to give. Gifts of cash are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Gifts of securities, real estate, and assets also provide a tax savings. For more information contact Catherine Flaatten in the Deveopment Department at 1-800-437-2423.

Make a Monthly Gift

Your monthly gifts help generate predictable income we can count on to fund research aimed at finding a cure for age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

You only have to sign up once and you can choose to have your gifts restricted to fund research only! You choose the amount you wish to give each month, and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time.

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For more information about recurring gifts or if you have any questions, please contact Cristel Macaraeg at 1-800-437-2423.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charity. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. We ensure that your matching gift is allocated to the specific BrightFocus program you choose to support. Please contact Lauren Slotkoff at 1-800-437-2423 if you have any questions about the matching gift program.

Find out if your company offers a matching gift program.

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Gifts of Stock

When making a gift of appreciated securities, you may receive a charitable deduction for the market value of the gift and save the capital gains tax which would otherwise be payable upon the sale of the assets. For more information, please contact Catherine Flaatten at 1-800-437-2423.

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Donate by Phone

Call us on our toll-free number, 1-800-437-2423, to make a donation by phone using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or to process a donations by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). A BrightFocus staff member will be available to assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have about your contribution during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday EST.

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Donate by Mail

Please send your contribution to:

Attn: Development Department

BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871

Or fax to (301)258-9454, attention: Development Department

Donations to BrightFocus or its programs are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code of the Internal Revenue Service for computing income and estate taxes. Our tax identification number is 23-7337229.

If you have any questions regarding making a donation, please contact Catherine Flaatten in the Development Department at 1-800-437-2423.

Combined Federal Campaign and State Employee Giving Campaigns

One of our programs, Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), has been approved to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Federal government employees, even those deployed or working abroad, are able to make a pledge to ADR which is deducted on a monthly basis from their paycheck.  Many states have similar giving campaigns for their employees.  For more information on participating in the CFC or in statewide giving campaigns, please contact Lauren Slotkoff at 1-800-437-2423.

  • Our Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is #30518.

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Last Review: 08/30/13

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