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Ways to Give

Maximize Your 2021 Gift to the Foundation - Charitable Giving Benefits under CARES Act Extended
The CARES Act expanded the deductibility of charitable contributions, and in 2021 many provisions were expanded making this year a favorable time to support the ASCRS Foundation.

 

Individual taxpayers who take the standard deduction may deduct charitable gifts up to $300 and married couples who file joint returns can deduct charitable gifts up to $600. Individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions may now deduct certain charitable contributions up to 100% of the taxpayers adjusted gross income. Prior to the CARES Act, taxpayers were limited to deducting 60% of the taxpayer’s adjusted income. Individual taxpayers can continue to carry forward any excess charitable contributions for five years, but the enhanced 100% deduction limitation is set to expire after 2021. In 2021, corporations may deduct charitable gifts up to 25% of the corporation’s taxable income (increased from 10%).

 

This information does not constitute legal or financial advice and restrictions apply. Consult your tax, legal or financial advisor and obtain professional counsel of an attorney to assist you in making a gift.

Additional Giving Options
Gifts of Stock

Your financial adviser can assist you in making a stock or securities gift. Please take the following two steps to complete your gift: 

  1. Inform your broker that you would like to make a gift of stock to the ASCRS Foundation by providing your broker with the following information:
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation
    DTC Number: 0062
    Account Number: 25722936
    Please include donor name and cost basis

  2. Alert the Foundation about the stock and number of shares you plan to donate by transferring to the ASCRS Foundation by emailing Molly Gascoigne, mgascoigne@ascrs.org, so we can instruct our broker to accept delivery of your gift and acknowledge it properly for income tax purposes.
Donor Advised Funds

A giving program that manages charitable contributions on behalf of donors, a donor-advised fund (DAF) offers flexibility in directing donations to your favorite charities. Donors participate by transferring cash or other assets to their DAFs, which are administered by a third party such as a community foundation or financial services company, and by recommending how that money is granted.

If you've created a DAF, you are able to make a grant recommendation to the ASCRS Foundation to help our mission. Follow these 2 steps.

  1. Notify the ASCRS Foundation of your grant recommendation by emailing Molly Gascoigne at mgascoigne@ascrs.org.

  2. Make your grant recommendation to your Donor-Advised Fund. Here is the information needed:
    ASCRS Foundation
    12587 Fair Lakes Circle Suite 348 Fairfax, VA 22033
    The ASCRS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN is 23-7388748

Gifts via accounts with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon: access the DAF Direct link to make a gift from your account by clicking here. Fill in the institution, designation and gift amount and follow the prompts.

IRA Distribution

To make a gift from your IRA, contact your IRA administrator and instruct them to make the distribution directly to:

ASCRS Foundation
12587 Fair Lakes Circle Suite 348 Fairfax, VA 22033
Our EIN is 23-7388748
Please include your name and address when funds are transferred so we can provide you with an acknowledgement for your records.

Make your qualified charitable distribution before December 31.
At 70.5 years and older, you must withdraw a set amount from your individual retirement account (IRA) each year. This amount can significantly increase your income and taxes. You can use this distribution by making a tax-free gift directly from your IRA to the ASCRS Foundation.

Create An Online Fundraiser

Did you know you can easily create a fundraiser in two different ways? These options let you create an online fundraiser to raise money from your social networks to support the mission of the ASCRS Foundation and give the gift of sight! You can create a fundraiser in lieu of gifts for your birthday or in honor or memory of someone you love. Consider setting a goal of $500 which can provide charitable cataract surgery to 2 patients in need.

Option 1:
Create a fundraiser on our website! You'll receive a personal link with a goal thermometer and can personalize it with a photo and story. Share this link with your friends and family. Click the button below to get started!

 

Option 2:
Are you on Facebook? There's a great way to leverage the power of your social media to benefit the ASCRS Foundation and help those most in need! Click this link to get started and follow the prompts. In just a few minutes, you'll be on your way to making a difference!

 

Corporate Partnerships

We are committed to building meaningful partnerships that bring your commitment in improving the world's vision to life. For more information on how to become a corporate partner, contact Molly Gascoigne at mgascoigne@ascrs.org or call (703) 788-5781. We are very thankful for our current partners and supporters.

Click here to view the companies and partners who are supporting the ASCRS Foundation.

Leave A Legacy

The ASCRS Foundation funds critical programs today, but we need to insure funding continues well into the future. Including the ASCRS Foundation in your estate planning is an easy way to make a substantial lasting commitment, ensuring your legacy lives on. Your lawyer or financial advisor can assist you. Since we cannot predict the future advances or the future of our programs, we recommend your bequest be designated for unrestricted purposes.

  • Suggested language might include "I give, devise and bequeath (the sum of ___ dollars), or (all or ___ percent) of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises) to the ASCRS Foundation currently located at 4000 Legato Rd. Suite 700 Fairfax, VA 22033 EIN 23-7388748."

Contact Molly Gascoigne, mgascoigne@ascrs.org or call (703) 788-5781 to notify us of your plans or for further information. Thank you for your support.

Party with A Purpose with Evite!

Whether celebrating virtually or in-person, invite your guests to support the ASCRS Foundation through your Evite! Click Add Charity and search for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation. Celebrate and change lives together!

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees, doubling or even tripling your impact! Your HR department can guide you through your employer's matching gift program. Matching gifts can be sent to:

ASCRS Foundation
12587 Fair Lakes Circle Suite 348 Fairfax, VA 22033
Our EIN is 23-7388748

Shop for A Cause

Shop for a Cause! When you shop with Amazon and select the American Society of Cataract Surgery Foundation as your charity, Amazon will provide 0.5% of all eligible purchases as a donation! Click here to get started! You can also visit smile.amazon.com to select us as your charity of choice!

 
Be A Change Maker - Round Up Your Purchases

Did you know you can automatically round up debit and credit card purchases to donate to the Foundation? The Foundation is now registered on the RoundUp App! By creating an account and selecting the Foundation, your purchases will be rounded up to the next dollar and provided as a donation! For example, if you purchase coffee for $4.25, $0.75 will be donated to the Foundation. Your spare change will make a world of difference in our mission!

It's easy to get started! Here's how it works:

  1. Click here to create a free account that supports the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation.
  2. Connect your credit or debit cards by following the prompts. This is secure and allows your spare change to be donated. You are able to adjust your settings to put a monthly max on the amount of your donation.
  3. Make an impact. Your purchases will be rounded up to the next dollar and the spare change donated to support our mission. 

 

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