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It is our mission to deliver top-quality, free programs and services to help those affected by epilepsy and seizures. By contributing today your gift will increase epilepsy awareness, improve education about seizures and make our community more welcoming.

Donate through our secure online form:

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Donate By Phone, Call 215.629.5003 x107

To donate by mail, Please make check payable to: Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA

Mail to:
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
919 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107

EFEPA

10 Ideas to Make Your Donation Extra Special:
1. Gifts In Memory And Honor
2. Matching Gift
3. Workplace-Giving Program
4. In-Kind Gifts
5. Gifts of Stock or Property
6. Vehicle Donation
7. Earmarked Gift (With or Without Naming Opportunities)
8. Planned Giving
9. Sponsor Events
10. Research

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1. Gifts In Memory And Honor
Please indicate if the gift is in memory or honor of someone so that person or their loved one can be informed of your gift. You may also consider recognizing a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary, by inviting friends to use the opportunity to make a gift to the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA.

2. Matching Gift Program
Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? Please find out! If yes, please request their matching gift forms and send it along with your donation or at year-end, as directed by your company. We will complete and return the form to your company. It’s a great way to double your generous gift!

These are some of the companies that have used Matching Gift programs to support the work of the EFEPA.
Matching Gift Companies (pdf)

3. Workplace-Giving Program
Some companies operate employee payroll deduction programs. Please encourage your company to add the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA to their list of charities and also consider designating us in your giving.

When donating through the United Way, please complete the donor option section of your pledge form and indicate that you want to give your contribution to the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania. If you are giving through the United Way use: United Way Donor EFEPA #00541. If you are giving through another United Way campaign outside of the state, ask your campaign coordinator for the correct donor number for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania.

EFEPA is also a proud member of the Community Health Charities of Pennsylvania Federation and is included in state and federal employee giving campaigns. When donating through the Pennsylvania State Employees Combined Appeal or the Combined Federal Campaign, please check your SECA or CFC donor guide for the specific local code number for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania or EFEPA.

Here are some the EFEPA’s SECA Campaign numbers by county:
CFC 0747 Berks & Lancaster Counties
CFC 0749 Schuylkill County
CFC 0751 Philadelphia Area
CFC 0757 Northeast PA
CFC 0760 Luzerne County

4. In-Kind Gifts
We welcome in-kind donations to help support the programs and services we operate year-round. Our wish list includes but is not limited to:

  • food and beverages for our family programs and support groups
  • children’s gifts for our Summer Stroll
  • donated printing for T-shirts or printed materials
  • gifts and prizes for our raffles and silent auctions
  • gift cards for volunteers and educational speakers
  • prizes for our children’s camp
  • donated storage space
  • office supplies and furniture
  • picnic supplies and other paper goods

5. Gifts of Stock or Property
Please consider making a gifts of appreciated stock or property may increase tax benefits by making capital gains a part of your gift. When you give appreciated assets, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increased value of your stock. You may also be entitled to a charitable deduction based on the stock’s current value. When considering gifts of stock, we recommend you consult with your financial adviser.

6. Vehicle Donations
Please consider donating your old car, boat or RV to support our work. Proceeds benefit both the National and local Epilepsy Foundation. Please call the National Epilepsy Foundation at 1-877-332-2777 and indicate you want to help the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA. We appreciate if you can also let us know so we can track proceeds.

7. Earmarked Gift (With Or Without Naming Opportunities)
An earmarked gift provides special naming opportunities that sustain support for our mission. Name a project, program, resource, fund, or volunteer position in honor of someone in your life, in memory of a loved one, or on the occasion of a special event. We encourage earmarked gifts for specific projects to be at least $2,500 per year. (Gifts of a smaller amount will be recognized in our materials, but documentation may not always be provided.)

8. Planned Giving
There are many ways to to achieve your personal charitable giving and financial goals, while empowering the EFEPA to continue its mission.  Click here to learn more about planned giving.

9. Sponsor Events
Special events promote awareness and provide vital support for our mission. Please consider chairing an auction, selling tickets, inviting friends, becoming a corporate sponsor, participating in a silent auction, and more.

10. Research
When it comes to supporting epilepsy research, the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA is proud to be one of the few Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates, nationwide, in donating money to epilepsy research.

Contact Us

Questions? Read the Donor FAQs or contact us to discuss these giving options and more!

The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA is committed to be a wise steward of your gifts. We depend upon the generosity of individuals to support our mission. Thank you for considering how you want to help or for renewing your support.

Contact | Julia Greenberger | 215.629.5003 ext.107 | Email jgreenberger@efepa.org