All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. The 501(c)(3) number for the Foundation of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Inc. is 04-2785453
All the donations received on your personal Crowdrise website will be automatically sent to Mass. Eye and Ear. No need to worry about these. Your sponsors will receive an email confirmation receipt from Crowdrise which will serve as their tax receipt.
There are four easy ways people can donate using their credit cards:
1. Ask your donor go to your personalized Crowdrise fundraising webpage.
2. Ask your the donor call Robyn Gibson at 617-398-2950 with their credit card information.
3. Ask your donor to visit the Mass. Eye and Ear secure website at www.MassEyeAndEar.org/donations. Fill in the credit card information, then in the box, "in honor of", have them put your name to be sure that you get fundraising credit for their donation.
When at all possible, please collect donations via cash or credit card. If you do collect cash, please make one check payable to "Foundation of Mass. Eye and Ear, Inc." Please write the donor's name in the 'memo' section on the check. We will upload the donor's name to your crowdrise page. However for legal purposes, a tax acknowledgement letter can only be sent to the person or organization where the check is written from. Please see the check section below for details on how to submit checks.
Please ask your donors to make checks payable to "Foundation of Mass. Eye and Ear, Inc." Please make sure your name is written in the 'memo' section of each check that you collect. Each donor will receive a tax receipt from the Development Office. *note* please send all checks as you receive them, not all at once, so that we may recognize your fundraising progress.
Please collect all checks yourself (so that you may record them) and then send checks to the address below. Please make sure to include your name is included with the checks to ensure your fundraising is credited.
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Runners will be emailed within three (3) business days of the Development Office receiving checks to confirm their fundraising progress. For legal purposes, a tax acknowledgement letter will be sent person or organization where the check is written from.
If a donor’s company has a matching gift program, have the donor send us their company’s matching gift form and be sure they meet the minimum gift requirements for the matching gift company program. The matching gift will be included in your fundraising total as soon as the form as been processed. Additional information about matching gifts can be found here.
Confirming Your Fundraising Progress
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org periodically to confirm your fundraising progress records for confirmation that we have received all of your donations