MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. Dollars raised through the Bike MS series funds needed local client programs and services, as well as national research for a cure. For this reason, all participants are required to raise a minimum amount of in donations.
The National MS Society is committed to helping you be successful in your fundraising efforts. In this section, you’ll find an array of helpful tools to make the most out of your fundraising efforts. To get started, download the Rider Manual for countless tips on fundraising and detailed information about the ride.
Tax Deductibility and Tax Receipts
The National MS Society – Georgia Chapter is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations made to the National MS Society are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Registration, transportation and other fees are not accepted as tax deductible. End of year tax receipts are sent to individuals who contribute $250 or more. For donations under $250, the donor’s cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. We will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.
Common Questions About Fundraising:
To whom should checks be made payable?
Checks should be made payable to the National MS Society. Be sure to mark the rider’s name on the memo line of the check.
Where should I mail my fundraising checks?
(Please do not mail cash!) Checks may be mailed to:
National MS Society – Georgia Chapter
1117 Perimeter Center West,
Atlanta, GA 30338
Is it safe to mail in cash?
It is not safe to mail in cash. If you wish to turn in cash, please bring it to the National MS Society Georgia Chapter located at the address above.
What is a pledge invoice?
A pledge invoice is the official record of your fundraising total that is sent out immediately following the bike ride. Keep in mind that the total on your pledge invoice may differ from your official pledge sheet record.
- It takes 5-7 business days from the date a contributor’s funds are received at the office to be processed.
- Matching gifts are not in or information is incomplete