It is a harsh fact of life that lack of money often stands in the way of curing sickness and relieving suffering. Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth—it strikes without warning, has unpredictable, sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause and no known cure. But there is an answer: Thanks to people like you who bring new money to the fight, the Lupus Foundation of America rallies experts and deploys resources so that society can make progress toward solving the cruel mystery of lupus and ending its devastating impact. Find out more about how donations are used or read below for more information on ways to donate.
Please consider making a generous & life-changing contribution today. Online giving options include: Annual Fund/Committed Giving Club, General Donation, or a tribute in honor or memory of someone.
Please make your check payable to:
Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, Inc.
4530 Park Road, Suite 302
Charlotte, NC 28209
Among the many benefits you receive as an Annual Supporter, perhaps the best is the knowledge that you are supporting innovative lupus research and important support services that provide help to people living with lupus today.
Learn more about becoming an Annual Supporter.
Many employers have a workplace giving campaign and/or matching gift program. Both initiatives are great ways to fund research and help people with lupus and their families.
Find out more about these donor options.
You can contribute to the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) through these online tools all at the same time you do your shopping. These sites give a percentage of every online purchase you make back to us when you use their online tools. So it isn't money out of your pocket, but rather a donation to us from the company every time you make an online purchase.
Find out more about these online giving tools.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated (increased in value) can have an immediate impact on the North Carolina Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America 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. Your gift of stock can also be matched by your company's matching gift program if applicable. For more information, contact your financial planner or the North Carolina Chapter office at 704-716-5640 or [email protected]
Wills, Retirement plans and Insurance policies
All those touched by lupus find it is surprisingly easy to make a lasting gift by listing specifically, the North Carolina Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America as a beneficiary.
- in your will or living trust
- in your retirement plan or bank account
- in your life insurance policy.
To ensure that your exact intentions are carried out we advise you to meet with your attorney in drafting the language that will accomplish your charitable goals. For more information, contact your financial planner or the North Carolina Chapter office at 704-716-5640 or [email protected]
Donations of goods and services can make a significant and long lasting impact to the effectiveness and bottom line of our organization, while allowing you as the donor to still receive tax deductible credit. Below are just a few of the types of donated goods and services, but we welcome discussions about any type of donation you may be interested in making. To discuss further options of donated goods and services, contact the North Carolina Chapter office at 704-716-5640 or [email protected]
- Computers & office equipment
- Office supplies
- Office Furniture
- Graphic Design
- Legal Support
- Beverages & food for events
Do you have a car, truck, boat or RV that you are thinking of selling or donating? We hope you will consider donating your vehicle to the Lupus Foundation of America. You may receive a tax deduction. As a charitable contribution, your vehicle donation could make a big difference.
Learn more about the LFA's Vehicle Donation program.