Ways To Give

Ways To Give


To make a secure donation using your credit card, please click donate to be directed to the online donation form.


Please contact our Development office at 202-419-3140 to make a credit card donation by phone.

To donate by mail, please print and fill out the offline donation form and send your donation, along with your contact information and any special designation(for example, in honor or memory of a loved one), to the following address:
    Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2)
    1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Tax ID # (also referred to as EIN): 52-2320756


Participate in or donate to one of our annual events and invest your support in research aimed at driving brain cancer breakthroughs.  For more information about our currently scheduled events, please click here.


Estate planning offers the opportunity to evaluate and prioritize your financial legacy.  Though planning for the future may be a challenging task, focusing on the impact you will create beyond your lifetime can make the experience a rewarding one.  Once you have provided for loved ones in your will or living trust, you may want to include a gift of money, stock or personal property to ABC2.  Your gift will be a lasting tribute supporting advancements in research to accelerate the development of new, effective treatments for brain cancer.

By incorporating ABC2 into your will or living trust, you ensure your annual support and intentions to elongate the lives of brain cancer patients are continued.  There are many ways to include ABC2 in your estate planning.



Adding ABC2 to your will or living trust takes just a simple designation and will likely not affect your cash flow during your lifetime.  Should your situation change, it is also easy to modify.

Charitable bequests are typically prepared through a will:  a legal document specifying how an individual's estate is to be distributed after their death.  Some individuals use a living trust, also know as a revocable trust, as their estate document instead of a will.  A distribution from a living trust works the same way as a bequest provided by a will delivering a gift to ABC2, and it produces the same tax consequences for you, the donor.

You can make a bequest to ABC2 of a percentage of your estate (a residuary bequest) or a specific dollar amount (a specific request).  Using a contingent beneficiary designation, you can also gift assets to ABC2 that you have designation for a loved one if that person is no longer living at the time of your death.  Many individuals establish endowments that honor the memory of a family member or another loved one.  These endowments supporting ABC2 are evergreen since only the income they generate is used annually.  There may come a time when you will need to update your will. When you do this, we hope you will consider including a bequest to ABC2.


Certain assets are not distributed through a will.  You may name ABC2 as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of these assets.

Qualified Retirement Plans and Other Accounts

Naming ABC2 as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan allows the remainder of your plan to pass to ABC2 tax-free.  Such plans left to heirs other than a spouse are taxed more heavily than many other assets.  For example, your retirement fund can be taxed up to 70% if passed on to heirs.  You may avoid these taxes by designating ABC2 as the beneficiary, typically granting the charity to receive 100% of the designated assets.  This facilitates you dividing assets by favorably designating lower-taxed gifts to heirs.  Much like bequests, you may update your beneficiary at any time, and can continue to make withdrawals during your lifetime.

You can also make ABC2 the "payable on death" beneficiary of a bank account, brokerage account or certificate of deposit.  Your financial institution can assist you with this simple process.

Life Insurance Policies

Another opportunity for giving includes naming ABC2 as the full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your paid-up life insurance policy.  Similar to retirement account beneficiaries, gifting a life insurance policy is an often useful way to gain tax advantages.  When you name ABC2 as owner and beneficiary of a policy, you will receive an immediate tax deduction for the original amount invested or the fair market value, whichever is less.  You can call or write to your insurance company to request a form to make this change of beneficiary.

Didn't see a planned giving gift option that meets your estate planning goals?  We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your specific needs at your convenience.  Please contact Kathleen Norton at 480-766-6547 or kathleen.norton@abc2.org.

Opportunities shared here do not constitute legal or financial advice.  We encourage you to consult your own advisors before deciding what is best for you and your family.  Please note that due to the evolving nature of brain cancer research, our programs may change based on advancements made in these areas.  Therefore, planned giving created for specific programs will need to be thoroughly evaluated to ensure original donor intention is achieved.


Creating your own personal fundraiser or fundraising page is a wonderful opportunity to honor loved ones and offer inspiration and hope to family, friends and the entire brain tumor community. Our passionate supporters have organized a wide variety of fundraisers, including the following: galas, golf and poker tournaments, bake sales, run/walks and cycling events.

If you are not looking to organize an event, you can create an online fundraising page in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special occasion (birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, graduation, etc.).  Then, customize the URL and post the link on social media and/or send it out via email to garner support from family, friends, coworkers and many others.  All donations are processed online making this type of fundraising as easy as possible!

For more information about creating your own personal fundraising event or page, please visit ABC2's Community Connections or contact Ellen Henderson at (202) 419-3143 or ellen.henderson@abc2.org.


Don't pass up an opportunity to double your giving power! Many employers offer matching gift programs that can double or even triple a donation’s value. Check with your company's Human Resources department to inquire about their matching gift program.

If your company is eligible, follow these four easy steps to watch your impact double:

1. Request a matching gift form from your employer

2. Mail the completed and signed form to:

    Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

    1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 700

    Washington, DC  20036

3. Please make checks payable to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

4. Include event name or event participant in the memo line, if applicable.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Federal Tax ID Number 52-2320756.

Questions regarding our Matching Gifts Program can be directed to Ellen Henderson at (202)419-3143 or ellen.henderson@abc2.org.


Giving stock can often be more beneficial than giving cash. Instead of cash, you can use appreciated stocks, bonds and/or mutual fund shares you’ve held for more than one year to make a gift. You will be able to claim a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full, appreciated value of the securities. In addition, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transaction.  In order for ABC2 to properly process and recognize your donation, please contact Ellen Henderson at (202) 419-3143 or ellen.henderson@abc2.org. She will  abe able to provide you with the stock transfer information.

Recognition for a gift of stock is simple by providing this information:

·         Legal name and address

·         Name of your stock

·         Number of shares you have donated

·         Total value of the liquidated stock

·         Gift type, if applicable – in honor or memory of, for an event, etc.


Treat yourself AND give back when you support Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure with purchases made through popular online charity partner programs. Contact Ellen Henderson at (202) 419-3143 or ellen.henderson@abc2.org for help with any of the following opportunities.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to ABC2.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Login, and in the “pick your own charity” field, type “Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.” Select our organization and start shopping! You’ll be on your way to lending additional support for groundbreaking brain cancer research.

Donate through American Express Member’s Give. You can also gift your American Express Rewards points to ensure more direct financial support reaches our bottom line for critical research.



With iGive.com, a portion of your purchases at stores you love will be donated when you select Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure as your cause. All purchases you make support brain cancer research. Registration is simple and free.



The eBay Giving Works program allows sellers to give proceeds from the sale of their goods to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. ABC2 can also receive donations from eBay users through the Donate Now feature, which permits anyone with a PayPal account to simply donate without buying or selling anything.


For more information on any of our giving programs, please contact Ellen Henderson at ellen.henderson@abc2.org or 202-419-3143.


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