Making Headway Foundation continues to build on its mission to care, comfort, and cure—but in order to give our support, we need your support. Your generosity makes our services a reality for families in need and funds vital research. Whether you give time, money, or resources, you play an important role in our ability to make a difference. If you have any questions or issues with the website, please call us at 914-238-8384. Thank you.
Making Headway is a 501c3 non-profit organization, EIN # 13-3906297. All donations are tax deductible.
Donate online safely and securely. You can use any major credit card and you have the opportunity to donate in memory or honor of a loved one.
Donate by Mail
Support Making Headway the traditional way. Our mailing address is:
Making Headway Foundation
115 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Create Your Own Fundraising/Facebook Page
You can create your very own fundraising page to support Making Headway. It only takes a few minutes and you can start raising funds to support programs that assist children with a brain or spinal cord tumor. 100% of the money you raise will go directly to support programs or medical research. Making Headway staff are also here to help promote your page, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser, click here.
We can help you create your own, custom fundraising page. Click here is an example. If you are interested, please contact Dan Lipka at 914-238-8384 or dan@makingheadway. It only take a few minutes to set up.
Other Making Headway partners include: Spotfund, Crowdrise, and GoFundMe.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click here and enter your employer’s name. You can also contact your Human Resources office to find out if such a program exists at your company.
Host an Event
Much of the funding Making Headway receives to support our vital work comes from fundraisers organized and run by our friends and supporters. In many cases, families organize events to honor or remember a loved one. Events can be big or small, and have ranged from sports tournaments to parties to walk-a-thons—your only limit is your imagination! Need inspiration? Contact Daniel Lipka at email@example.com or (914) 238-8384 for helping setting up your event. Come back soon for our Event Toolkit.
Donate Through Your IRA
Did you know that money from an individual retirement account (IRA) can be donated to a charity, like Making Headway? What’s more, if you’ve reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to charity. First see if you qualify (click here for details), then just contact your IRA custodian (or “Fund Manager”) and let them know you want to make a charitable roller gift to Making Headway Foundation. Please ask the Fund Manager to include your name on the distribution check. Click here to see if you are eligible. That’s it. If you have questions, just ask Dan Lipka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-238-8384.
Donations of Stock
Instead of giving cash, people with investments in stocks, bonds, and other securities they’ve held for at least one year can donate those that have appreciated in value. This will result in significant income-tax savings. In fact, donating stock saves even more taxes than donating cash, since there is no capital gains tax when appreciated securities are given to a nonprofit (learn more). If you wish to contribute in this way, please contact Daniel Lipka (914) 238-8384 so we may provide the transfer information and recognize your donation. To initiate a transfer, contact your broker.