When we find a cure for myasthenia gravis (MG), and we will, it won’t be because of any one individual. It will result from all of us, working together, as a team, for this one purpose. Your contribution of time, talent or treasure will change the lives of all those impacted by myasthenia gravis. Science is costly; research requires substantial funds and we receive no governmental support. We can’t get there without you…please donate or get involved as a volunteer today.
DONATE No matter how big or small the donation, it will be appreciated. Please give generously. There are so many ways to help:
Become a member of Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California and support our core programs which include public awareness, patient education, physician referral and support groups for myasthenics and their families. Donate what you can. Participating members are $35, Contributing members are $50, Sustaining members are $100 or more.
Whether a birth, birthday, anniversary or graduation, there are so many causes for celebration. When a special event occurs, mark it with a donation to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California in the name of an honoree. They'll receive a beautiful hand-written card honoring the occasion.
When a loved one passes away, remember that person with meaning. A great way to accomplish this is through a memorial donation. It's a fitting tribute, helping the living - those deserving people who are challenged by myasthenia gravis.
Families of deceased loved ones may want to add our organization as the recipient of donations in memoriam. Please consider using the following statement as a guide for including Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California within an obituary or other forms of communication:
"Please make a contribution to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. You may contact them by mail at: 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90040; by telephone at (323) 887-0056 ● Toll Free (800) 574-7884 or on-line at myasthenia-ca.org.”
Many corporations hold annual charitable campaigns so they can make a significant difference within their communities. Employees are encouraged to contribute to the nonprofit cause of their choice. Some corporations will then match their employees’ donations substantially enhancing the impact of the gift. To learn more about Matching Gifts or Workplace Giving programs, please contact your employer for more information.
What is your passion? Would you like to fund a medical seminar for neurologists so they can better diagnose and treat myasthenia gravis? Or maybe science is your interest and you want to sponsor a research project at one of California’s leading universities or medical facilities. You decide and Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California will structure your One-Time Gift to meet a significant need while keeping you involved and updated on how your contribution is positively impacting the lives of people challenged by MG.
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Please remember Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California when completing your estate planning. By designating our organization as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you will ensure that seed money will be available for new medical breakthroughs in years to come and create an enduring legacy specific to your wishes. Fund a promising research project, sponsor a medical clinic for myasthenia gravis patients…it’s your choice.
Consult your attorney or accountant about naming our organization as the recipient of personal, real property or a share of your estate’s residue. The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization; our federal tax-identification number is 95-4562470.
A life insurance policy is an excellent way to support medical research because a smaller amount of premium can generate a sizeable legacy upon your death. Name our organization as a beneficiary or make your annual premiums tax-deductible by transferring ownership of a policy to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California.
For questions about ways to donate to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California, please contact us at (800) 574-7884.
As a grassroots nonprofit organization, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California relies heavily on volunteers to provide services that help to accomplish our goals. There are many ways for you to contribute time and talent:
Board members are the stewards of Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California, providing
leadership needed to keep us on track by setting policy, insuring sound fiscal management and providing guidance for our organization to continue its important work into the future.
If you’re creative and imaginative, and can help with innovative special events that break the “boredom barrier,” we need you on our myasthenia gravis team. We’re looking for volunteers to develop novel, appealing and provocative fund raisers that get participants truly involved, challenged and intrigued. Help us expand our annual black-tie benefit or develop other powerful events that will provide Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California with solid financial support, colorful publicity and image- making clout.
Leaders have a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis or are family members of those with the illness. Duties include hosting meetings that encourage peer interaction that empowers people to thrive after a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis.
Do you enjoy general office work such as typing, filing, answering telephones or stuffing envelopes? All are duties necessary to keep Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California an efficient and viable organization.
If you enjoy writing or speaking about your unique experiences with myasthenia gravis, or that of a friend, consider volunteering your time to bring visibility for this disease to the general public and to raise awareness about its life-changing aspects. Write an informative article for your local newspaper or be the featured speaker at philanthropic groups or service organizations within your community.