WAYS TO GIVE
The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We rely on your tax-deductible donations to provide our programs of research, education, support, and advocacy to individuals impacted by lupus in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, and to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lupus.
No one should have to face the uncertainty of lupus alone. Your tax-deductible donation will provide information, resources and give caring support to those who suffer from this devastating disease. You can donate by mail or DONATE NOW
The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter
4640 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Monthly giving is a convenient way to support our mission and sustain vital programs and services for months and years to come. Your recurring online donation is secure and flexible. You choose the amount you wish to give each month and you can change or cancel your pledge at any time. LEARN MORE
Give a gift that gives back by making a donation in honor or memory of someone in your life. Your gift will be promptly acknowledged to the individual or family you have specified. The recipient is never informed of the amount of your gift. MAKE A TRIBUTE OR MEMORIAL GIFT
We are a member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Combined Federal Campaign. We you donate through your employers to these organizations, you are supporting our mission. Many employers also have matching gift programs that can double your donation. Check with your employer or SEARCH OUR MATCHING GIFTS DATABASE.
Support the Heartland Chapter when you shop at AmazonSmile or by using your eScrip Card online or at area Schnucks stores. GET STARTED
If you have a car, truck, boat or RV that you are thinking of selling or donating, you can donate it to the Lupus Foundation of America. Depending on the value of your vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction. You can contact 1-800-240-0160 to get in touch with our vehicle program and learn more about how quick and easy the donation process is.
PLAN AN EVENT OR ONLINE FUNDRAISER
We can help you or your company, club or organization plan a fundraising event to benefit the Heartland Chapter. We have several ways we can provide assistance including Make Your Mark™, an online fundraising platform that helps you create a unique event or participate in an existing event while raising money online.
PLANNED & INVESTMENT GIVING
Making a planned gift to the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is a special way to support our mission. A planned gift allows you to donate assets, yet defer the time we actually receive them. The best gift plans improve your financial and tax situation, often right away. We encourage you to explore the possibilities and opportunities for creative gift planning.
Wills and Bequests
You can support the Lupus Foundation of America’s mission beyond your lifetime by including the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter as a beneficiary:
- in your will or living trust
- in your retirement plan or bank account
- in your life insurance policy
A bequest to the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. You may bequest cash, property or appreciated securities. You need an attorney to help you draw up a will that will meet legal requirements. Ask your attorney, accountant or tax advisor about ways to reduce or eliminate estate taxes.
If you plan to make a restricted gift for a specific purpose, please contact us at 314-644-2222 to make certain the organization can meet the conditions you specify.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated (increased in value) can have an immediate impact on the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter and also create an immediate income tax deduction for you based on the assets' current value. As there is no capital gains tax when you make the gift, you save on taxes twice. For more information, contact your financial planner or the Heartland Chapter office at 314-644-2222.