Thank you for your support!
HLAA could not achieve it’s mission of helping people with hearing loss without the help of our loyal donors.
Make a one-time donation.
No gift is too small, a donation of any size can make a difference. Donate in your name or your organization’s name to support HLAA.
HLAA Mission Circle
Monthly Sustaining Donations
When you join the Mission Circle, a minimum monthly pledge of $20 or more will automatically be charged to your credit card. Your donation will be acknowledged with a special letter at the end of each year for tax purposes.
Create a lasting tribute in memory of a loved one, friend, co-worker, or community leader.
Donations are recognized with a personal letter to the designated family member.
Honor someone special with a donation in his/her name.
Celebrate a special occasion or achievement with a gift to HLAA. Donations are recognized with a personal letter to the person honored.
Mail or Fax Donation
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Call: 301.657.2248 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday – Friday)
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3). HLAA’s Federal ID #52-1177011.
Ways To Give:
Matching Gifts – Double Your Donation
Many employers match contributions made by their employees, retirees and employee spouses to qualifying charitable organizations. Please contact your personnel, human resource or community relations department for a copy of the matching gift form.
HLAA will fill in the required verification information and return the signed form to the appropriate company contact.
If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact HLAA’s Development Office at 301.657.2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – Designation #11376
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (October 2, 2017 – January 12, 2018) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. HLAA has been approved as a CFC member of the Health and Medical Research Charities of America federation.
Contact your local CFC office for a pledge form.
Please designate the Hearing Loss Association of America, CFC #11376, as your charity of choice.
HLAA has been awarded the Charities Seal of Excellence, awarded to members of the Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstration on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. One of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5%, meet or exceed these standards, and of those, fewer than 2,000 charities have been awarded this Seal.
Stock and Securities Donations
Donating stock or other appreciated securities to HLAA has three important benefits for you, the donor:
- You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
- The donor avoids capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
- The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible.
To make a gift of stock to HLAA:
Once your broker has notified HLAA that the securities have been transferred, HLAA will send a receipt and acknowledgement letter to the donor. Please retain the receipt for tax purposes. HLAA’s Federal ID #52-1177011.
Please contact HLAA’’s Development Office at 301.657.2248 or via email at email@example.com.
Planned Giving – Join HLAA’s Legacy Circle by Making a Planned Gift
To ensure the long-term financial security of the organization we are providing our supporters with an opportunity to invest in the future by making a planned gift to HLAA. The Legacy Circle is an honorary circle created by HLAA to recognize and thank those who make a bequest or lifetime gift. HLAA greatly appreciates a gift of any size – we value everyone’s support.
Your Giving Options
The most common donations are outright gifts, such as a check. But often, people want to hold on to their money and other assets for now, just to be sure they can meeting their family’s financial needs. A “planned” gift is a popular option, especially in this scenario.
Planned gifts can be revocable – a charitable bequest in your will, for example – so that you can change your mind at any time. Or, they can be irrevocable – just as outright gifts are – so that you benefit from an immediate tax deduction.
The attraction of irrevocable planned gifts is that they are deferred. You part with an asset today, but the actual giving of the asset to us is put off for the future – often until after your lifetime (and that of a surviving beneficiary, if you wish). Until that time, you receive benefits from the gift. For example, with a charitable remainder trust, you receive lifetime income from the asset after it’s placed in a trust, and then we receive the remainder of the trust after your lifetime. The key feature of planned gifts is that they provide important benefits to the donor, as well as the charitable organization.
HLAA strongly recommends that planned gifts be made in consultation with your accountant, lawyer or financial planning advisor.
By informing us of your planned gift, you will automatically be enrolled in this honorary circle. If you have already included HLAA in your estate plan, we can immediately enroll you as our newest HLAA Legacy Circle donor. Please contact HLAA at 301.657.2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do HLAA Legacy Circle members say about making a planned gift to HLAA?
Marcia Finisdore, former president of HLAA, said, “I have been involved with HLAA for more than two decades. I have a hearing loss and know first-hand the daily struggles people with hearing loss encounter. HLAA has been a life-saver for me and thousands of people, over the last 30+ years, providing support and information through state and local chapters, Hearing Life (formerly Hearing Loss Magazine), and the annual convention.
I have made a planned gift to ensure that HLAA will have the financial resources to continue their work, and as an expression of my personal appreciation and support for a dynamic and caring organization. I hope that others will make the same commitment.”
Peter C. Fackler, HLAA board member and former board president, said,”HLAA is a lifesaver for people with hearing loss – I know, I have a hearing loss. HLAA’s National Walk4Hearing has helped raise awareness and reduce the stigma. HLAA is widely respected as the leading consumer advocacy organization for people with hearing loss and works ensure communication accessibility and compliance with laws and regulations before federal agencies, departments, and Congress. Making a planned gift is a difficult decision – but I know that my gift will ensure that future generations will benefit from the great work of this organization.”
Rocky and Ahme Stone Endowment Fund
The Rocky and Ahme Stone Endowment Fund was started to honor our founder Rocky Stone and his widow, Ahme who continues to actively support education, outreach and advocacy efforts of HLAA. The Stone Endowment Fund is a restricted permanent fund that provides the organization with income generated from investments from the principle. The principle is permanently retained and invested. The interest supports scholarships to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend HLAA’s annual convention.
To make a gift to the Rocky Stone Endowment Fund or to discuss setting up an endowment, please contact the Development Office at 301.657.2248 or via email at email@example.com.
Other Ways to Give
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How it works:
- Go to iGive.com and register
- Find and select Hearing Loss Association of America as your charity
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HLAA receives a donation from iGive.com for search and every purchase!
Network for Good
Network for Good is a nonprofit organization committed to helping donors support their favorite charities online and to enabling charities to attract resources online. Founded in 2001 by AOL, Yahoo! and Cisco, Network for Good enables giving to all charities in good standing with the IRS and in compliance with the Patriot Act.
Donations through Network for Good appear on credit card statements as “Network for Good.” Donations go through the Network for Good Donor Advised Fund, which then re-grants donations to the charity that each donor designates. Network for Good issues a donation receipt via email immediately upon completion of each transaction.
It’s easy to make a donation to HLAA from the Network for Good website.