Is my contribution tax deductible?
If you itemize on your tax return, cash contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (where no goods or services were received) are fully deductible to the extent of the law. Contributions to the Chapter qualify for the charitable contributions deduction to the extent provided by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Does the National MS Society have 501(c)(3) status?
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
What about mailing lists?
Some donors prefer to limit the amount of fundraising material they receive throughout the year from the Society. Please let us know if you want to be removed from a mailing list, only receive appeals at certain times during the year, or make any changes to your mailing address by contacting us at 800.344.4867 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will the money from my donation be used?
Donations are used to fund comprehensive and vital programs and services for people living with MS and their families in Oregon and southwestern Washington. From care management, to financial assistance, to educational, wellness and recreational programs, to advocacy and a national call center, your contributions make it all possible.
A portion of all donations is used for nationwide initiatives like research. Your continued support is key to paving the way to understanding the disease, developing better treatments, and finding a cure.