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Other Ways to Give


There are many other ways to get involved with the MS movement. Consider some of these additional opportunities to help raise funds, create awareness, or donate your time.

Join a Fundraising Event

Society fundraising events are a great way to get involved, make connections, and raise critical funds that will help to end multiple sclerosis forever. From Walk MS to Bike MS, Challenge Walk to MuckFest MS, Finish MS to Do It Yourself Fundraising — there is an event for you!

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Corporate Support

Thousands of corporations and local businesses join the movement each year through event sponsorship, grant support for programs and services, in-kind product donations, cause campaigns, employee volunteerism and fundraising teams, and workplace giving.

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Advocate for Change

Join the thousands of MS activists who are helping to turn MS issues into national priorities and calling on public officials to make changes that benefit people living with multiple sclerosis.

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The Society is involved in communities across the United States. Join others making a difference in your area by volunteering your time and talents to help stop MS in our lifetime.

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I having been living with MS for twenty years and I have seen much progress made in MS research. However, there are no safe drugs approved for progressive MS and none of the drugs that help with symptom management have helped me. Like many, I feel and see the progression of this disease every day in my walking, balance and strength. We have one beautiful granddaughter and a grandson on the way. One of my greatest joys would be to hold and carry each one. I, like you, want this in my lifetime, for myself and so many others.

Will you join us? We need to accelerate the momentum by stepping up our commitments to further MS research to ensure that the positive impact reaches the lives of the ones we love. For every NEW dollar you and your friends contribute, we will match the amount up to $20,000. Your gift today will bring us closer to a world free of MS tomorrow. Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Cathy Onufrychuk
MS Research Advocate

Tributes & Memorial Funds

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National MS Society Tributes give you the opportunity to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis while honoring a special person in your life.

Tribute Gifts

Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, or simply extend gratitude by creating a card unique to the event you wish to commemorate.
Or you can build your own fundraising web page in honor of a special occasion: honor a loved one, recognize an accomplishment or milestone, or just say thank you. Tribute Fund web pages can be personalized with photos and stories, and allow you to send emails inviting friends and family to visit your page and sign the guestbook. The Fund also provides the opportunity for others to make an online donation on behalf of the honoree and gives you tools to track your progress.
Create an Online Tribute Fund Page

If you don't want to create a fund, use Find a Fund to locate an existing fund Web page of someone you know and care about.

Memorial Gifts

Share the memory of a loved one by giving the gift of hope for a world free of MS.
Or you can remember a loved one with a Memorial Fund web page, which can be personalized with photos and stories, and allows you to send emails inviting friends and family to visit their page and sign the guestbook. The Fund also provides the opportunity for others to make an online donation in our loved one’s memory and gives you tools to track your progress. Memorial Funds are an easy way to share memories and encourage others to join the movement.

Autos 4 MS

Don’t Delay, Help Drive MS Away!

Have an unwanted car? 
Donate your vehicle to benefit the National MS Society today.
The AUTOS-4-MS Program gives individuals and organizations the opportunity to donate their unwanted vehicles to the National MS Society. Proceeds help to fund local programs for people with MS, as well as MS research projects.
The program accepts cars, trucks, trailers, and motorcycles. Recreational vehicles are accepted upon inspection.
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Questions? Email autos4ms@nmss.org.
The program is coordinated through the Maryland Chapter. A portion of proceeds from vehicle donations from the D.C. metropolitan area will benefit the National Capital Chapter. For more information and eligibility guidelines, visit www.autos4ms.org or call 1-877-672-8864.

Corporate Support

Creating a world free of MS: It’s just good business!
The National MS Society works together with many leading corporations to move us closer to a world free of MS. The talents and skills of our professional partners enhance our programs, services, and special events – thus making a difference in the lives of the more than 6,500 families living with multiple sclerosis in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Opportunities include:
  • Sponsor one of our many fundraising events such as Walk MS, Bike MS, or Capital Challenge Walk MS. These events attract thousands of participants who develop favorable impressions of our sponsors based on their association with the Society. Sponsor a rest stop, donate refreshments, or form a team of participants or volunteers.
  • Golden Circle – become a corporate member of the Golden Circle, a distinguished group of $1,000+ annual donors.
  • Form a corporate team for Walk MS, Bike MS, or Capital Challenge Walk MS. These teams compete against other businesses to achieve status as a top fundraising team, largest corporate team, etc. – all while moving us closer to a world free of MS.
  • Workplace Giving – include the National MS Society as a donor-choice option through your workplace giving program or designate the National MS Society through your Combined Federal Campaign, Combined Health Charities, or United Way program. Chapter ambassadors can share more about the MS cause with your employees through speaking opportunities or workplace giving fairs.
  • Matching Gifts – provide matching gifts for employees who contribute to the National MS Society.
  • Fund important programs for people with MS such as our emergency financial assistance program, family days, or employment programs.
  • Purchase a table or tickets to the Women on the Move Luncheon in April or the Ambassadors Ball in September.
  • Volunteer for one of our events or donate your time and talents for some of our in-office needs.
  • Corporate Achievers – nominate someone for the Corporate Achievers Class – a new event for the National Capital Chapter. Contact Chris Broullire, Chris.Broullire@nmss.org for more information.
To find out how you or your company can get involved, email DevelopmentDC@nmss.org or call 202-296-5363.

Program Underwriting

With increased corporate and foundation support, the Chapter is able to reach out to more and more people living with MS in the Washington, D.C. metro area and expand our programs to serve our clients better.
The Chapter’s future growth and enhanced programs depend on your generosity. We are turning to special friends of the Society, like you, to help us in raising the funds necessary to fulfill our mission.
You too can make a difference and contribute to the programs provided to our clients today!
For more information, please contact the Development Department at DevelopmentDC@nmss.org or 202-296-5363.

Corporate Teams

Throughout the year, the Chapter offers a wide variety of opportunities for businesses to make a difference and to increase their exposure in the community. One great way is through team participation in one of our many events.
Whether your goals are to create community visibility or to provide employees with a fun, meaningful, social outing at little or no cost, there are countless benefits to starting a corporate team.
Give your employees the opportunity to:
  • Join forces
  • Develop teamwork
  • Exercise leadership skills
  • Ignite corporate pride
  • Unite behind a common cause, to create a world free of MS
For more information on how to start a corporate team or to learn about Team Captain support, please contact the Chapter at TeamsDC@nmss.org or 202-296-5363.

Scholarship Fund

Because MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society established a scholarship program in 2003 to help support those living with MS and their children pursue full-time, post-secondary college or technical school education.
In 2007, National Capital Chapter Board member Bruce Pearlman established the Ellen Carol Segal Memorial Scholarship Fund as the founding gift to the chapter’s scholarship program. As someone who spent 20 years as the primary weekend and evening caregiver of his wife, Ellen, until her passing in 2007, Bruce understands all too well the additional challenges that MS places on individuals and the families it affects.
This year, Bruce has contributed $10,000 to the Fund, and the chapter is aiming to double the number of scholarships awarded to applicants in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We invite you to change the lives of students affected by MS and make an immediate impact on their futures by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. All administrative costs for the program have been covered by Bruce’s gift, so 100 percent of your support will go directly towards covering local students’ expenses.
Your support of this program through a full or partial scholarship will provide the opportunity for deserving students to begin this critical time with the care and support of others who understand the toll MS can take on families. To discuss how your gift makes a difference, please feel free to contact us at DevelopmentDC@nmss.org or 202-296-5363.
For information about naming an individual scholarship fund, contact DevelopmentDC@nmss.org or 202-296-5363.


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