Join the movement and donate now to create a world free of MS. Whether you want to make a one-time or recurring gift, a planned gift, fundraise at our events or give at your workplace, you’ll know your contribution is helping to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Your gift makes a difference!
Make a one-time contribution, annual gift, or multi-year pledge.
Tributes & Memorials
Make a gift or create a fund in memory or honor of a loved one.
Find more information on how to sign up for automatic payroll deduction to the National MS Society.
Whatever your stage of life, and whatever your family and financial picture, there are flexible ways to plan a gift that can make you proud to leave a legacy that will change the lives of people affected by MS. Let us help you understand how to make gifts through a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, trusts and other estate plans tools.
Let us know if you have named the National MS Society in your estate plans, please contact Candice Schwalbach or call 1-800-344-4867, option 2, so that we might recognize your dedication and encourage others to do the same. If you request to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential.
Gifts of Stocks & Securities
Your gift of stock or securities can make a difference to someone living with MS. The following information will ensure that your gift is received and confirmed appropriately. To ensure that your gift is processed properly, please contact Candice Schwalbach at 1-800-344-4867, option 2, when your gift of stocks or securities has been transferred.
Electronic Transfer of Stocks & Securities
Electronic or depository trust company (DTC) transfer of stock through a broker can be made through the account held by the National MS Society using the information listed below.
Electronic transfers DO NOT indicate the donor's name - please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may issue you a receipt letter appropriate for I.R.S. requirements.
The Society's preferred account for transferring shares of publicly traded stock and/or mutual funds is:
Merrill Lynch Contact:
200 Park Ave., 13th Floor
New York, NY 10166
Telephone (800) 937-0639
DTC # 5198
Acct. # 852-04254
You may need the following information to process your transfer:
Legal Name and Address:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3288
Federal Tax ID #:
For Information Contact:
Candice Schwalbach at 1-800-344-4867, option 2, or David Lee, National MS Society Associate Vice President, Finance, at 1-212-476-0502.
Thank you for helping us move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Community/Third Party Events
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is extremely grateful that you are interested in Joining the Movement and working toward a world free of MS through a Community Event or fundraising activity. Please review our Community Event Guidelines, and complete and return the Community Event Application to your local office.
Donations of in-kind gifts and unused gift cards can also help!
How Your Dollars Help
With your help, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society assists more than 27,000 people living with MS. Your support has a profound, positive effect on the lives of thousands of men, women and children affected by multiple sclerosis.
The Hawaii Office is boldly committed to raising monies that will fund research and direct care efforts that ensure the highest quality of life for each person living with multiple sclerosis. Our Priority Funding Areas are:
Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. With your support, the National MS Society will remain a driving force of MS research, supporting and stimulating world-class research into ways to prevent, improve treatment and cure this unpredictable disease of the brain and spinal cord.
Fast Forward is a new initiative working to accelerate the drug development process and bring more people with MS more effective treatments, faster. Your support will help ease the high costs of drug development and move promising ideas from the lab to clinical trial.
MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. Since 2007 many students scholarships have been awarded to deserving student.
ENHANCED FAMILY SUPPORT
Living with MS means the road to wellness is more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health and wellness strategies, a strong support network of family and friends, satisfying work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self. Your contribution can provide valuable programs and services for those living with and affected by multiple sclerosis in the All America Chapter.
MS is an unpredictable disease that can cause unforeseen situations. During these times, financial assistance is available to help people with MS deal with both the anticipated and unanticipated circumstances. Whether it is to modify a house, make a car accessible or help with mobility equipment, the financial assistance program allows us to be there when there is a need. We can help fill temporary gaps that may occur because of the unduly long process to qualify for disability – in some cases, two years. Aligned with a comprehensive plan, the All America’s Financial Assistance Program provides a hand up for people living with MS, empowering them to take more control over their lives.
- Does the National MS Society have 501(c)(3) status?
- What about mailing lists?
- How will the money from my donation be used?
- Can I designate how I would like my donation to be used?
- 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 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 you local office by selecting the location from the box on the right.
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 the Hawaii service areas. 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 unrestricted donations are used for nationwide initiatives like research. Thanks to support from donors like you, the Society was able to invest more than $46 million in 440 research studies last year alone. Your continued support is key to paving the way to understanding the disease, developing better treatments, and finding a cure.