Ways to Donate
The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania has several options for you to donate securely. You can choose to donate online, or find out more information on how you can donate by phone or how to send your donation in the mail.
Ways to give to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania
Making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special is a meaningful way to celebrate the spirit of a loved one or to celebrate holidays, special events, or special achievements. Making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special gives you the opportunity to make a lasting tribute that will benefit the Foundation's mission.
Corporate matching gifts are an easy way to increase the impact of your contribution to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania. More than 7,500 U.S. corporations match gifts made by employees, officers, directors, and in some cases, spouses/partners and retired employees, officers, or directors. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you can generate an additional gift that may automatically double or triple your own contribution.
Here's how to make a matching gift:
- Check with your company's human resources department to find out about its matching gift policy.
- Many employers will provide a form for you to fill out and send to us with your contribution.
- We will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania in your name.
Please send all gifts and forms to:
Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania
575 Lincoln Avenue (#101), Bellevue, PA 15202
A gift of appreciated securities is a wonderful way to support the work of the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, while receiving significant tax benefits. The Chapter maintains an account with Hefren Tillitson to facilitate gifts of securities.
Please call the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania for more information at 412-837-2542
Wills and Living Trusts
Your gift through a will or living trust supports the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s continued efforts to find the cause and the cure for Parkinson's disease and to reach out to the Parkinson community with information and support.
Many of the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s most generous commitments have been in the form of bequests. Gifts through a will or living trust provide a legacy that continues to do good for years to come.
You may choose to make an outright bequest to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania by leaving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Some people leave the residue or part of the residue of their estate to us.
The process of including the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania in your will or trust is simple. The following is a sample of bequest language:
" I give (____ percent of my estate) or (the residue of my estate) or ($_______ specific dollar amount) to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, PFWPA, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, for its general use and purposes. The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is located at 575 Lincoln Avenue, (#101), Bellevue, PA 15202 ."
If you are considering a gift through a will or living trust, we encourage you to consult with an attorney who is familiar with estate planning.
Many individuals have life insurance policies whose benefits they no longer need. If this applies to you, you may want to consider naming the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania the beneficiary and assigning the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania ownership of the policy. You may also purchase a new policy with the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania as the beneficiary. You will receive a charitable deduction; and if you are removing the life insurance policy from your estate, you may also reduce your estate taxes. Please contact your insurance representative or attorney regarding donations of insurance policies.
You can print an easy-to-complete donation form by clicking here. Please complete all the required information. Make your check payable to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania and send the form along with your check to:
Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania
575 Lincoln Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15202
Please have your credit card information handy. Call the Foundation at 412-837-2542 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will take your credit card information over the phone and fill out the online form and use our secure online payment system to process your donation on your behalf.
Your gift will be used to improve programs and services which benefit Parkinson patients, their families and caregivers.
We are committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information available on Parkinson's disease, its causes, treatments, and opportunities for optimal health.
Support groups share information and offer mutual support. Group members are often the sounding board in talking out fears, concerns, or set backs and celebrating victories along the way.