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Ways to Give

There are many ways that you can help support the search for a cure!

We accept donations online, via mail, or via phone.

 

Make a Gift Online
Make a one-time contribution, enroll in monthly giving, or donate in honor or in memory of someone special using our secure online form.

 

Send a Check by Mail
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
PO Box 74008164
Chicago, IL 60674-8164

 

Call the CURE Office
Contact the Development Team at (312) 255-1801 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CT.

Become a CURE Sustainer and provide ongoing support for epilepsy research. Enroll online by selecting the Recurring Gift option or call the Development Team at (312) 255-1801 to get started.
 

You can celebrate a significant occasion, remember a loved one, commemorate a milestone or acknowledge someone special with an honorary or memorial gift to CURE in their name. We will gratefully recognize your thoughtful donation with a notification letter to the person or family member you designate. For more information or to set up a customized tribute page, please contact the Development Team.
 

Named grants provide significant annual or long-term support that helps CURE fund innovative and cutting-edge research at leading universities and academic centers. CURE’s research grant awards typically range from $50,000 to $250,000 and can support areas of research important to you. CURE also has naming opportunities for funding seminars, outreach programs, and other activities. For more information, please contact the Development Team.

CURE leverages the support of the corporate community to develop partnerships that support our work as the leading non-governmental organization fully committed to funding research in the epilepsies. 

 

There are many ways to join CURE as a Corporate Partner!

 

Signature Initiatives
Through a one-time or multi-year commitment, your company can support CURE’s on-going initiatives. Some ways your company can get involved include Named Grants, Lecture Series, and Educational/Awareness Programs.
About Our Research

 

Event Sponsorship
CURE hosts multiple events throughout the year serving a growing network. For event sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Dowland.

 

CURE Crew
Engage your employees or directly fund creative, grassroots fundraising and awareness building activities across the world. You will reach thousands of individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to CURE’s mission. 
Learn more about Fundraising

 

For more information, Download our Corporate Giving Brochure or contact Erin Dowland.

Over the course of any person’s life, the opportunity to truly change our world is rare. By including CURE in your will or other estate planning documents, you can make a substantial difference in the lives of the 65 million people touched by epilepsy worldwide. Each of us has an opportunity—through our generosity—to leave the world a little better than we found it. This is your legacy. And the lives CURE touches can be part of it.
 

Your gift will not cost you anything during your lifetime or impact your lifestyle. If you are concerned about your heirs, simply provide for your loved ones first and include CURE as a contingent or residual beneficiary.
 

If you decide to include CURE in your will, you may wish to share the following language with your attorney:
 

“I hereby devise and bequeath (insert a sum, percentage, or residue/remainder) to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), federal tax ID # 36-4253176 a non-profit corporation in Chicago, Illinois, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
 

Decisions about legacy gifts are some of the most important choices you will ever make. We would be deeply honored if you chose to help create a future where no one has to suffer the debilitating effects of epilepsy. 
 

For more information about how you can make the lives touched by CURE part of your lasting legacy, please contact us at (312) 255-1801 or info@cureepilepsy.org
 

Note: The information provided in this material is presented solely as general education information and is not intended to be a substitute for professional estate planning or legal advice. As the laws regarding the validity and enforcement of wills or living trusts vary from state to state, you should seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain a specific gift under consideration is compatible with your financial goals and needs and your estate plan. It is important to seek legal counsel in preparing these instruments. Any tax information contained in this document is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid any penalties imposed under the internal Revenue Code.
 

Donating securities to CURE is a way to help fund research while receiving potential tax benefits. It is easy, safe, and cost effective to transfer securities electronically into CURE's account.

 

Please notify our Development Team in advance of stock transfers so that we can instruct our broker to accept delivery of your gift and acknowledge it properly for income tax purposes.
 

Download CURE’s stock gift form. Fill out and mail or fax to:

 

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Attn: Development Team
430 W. Erie Street, Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60654-6920
Phone: (312) 255-1801
Fax: (312) 255-1809
Email: info@cureepilepsy.org
 

Inform your broker that you would like to make a stock gift to CURE. Provide your broker with the form or the following information:

 

Broker: Charles Schwab
Account Name: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy 
Account Number: 6119-8326
DTC Number: 0164
Code: 40

 

If you have any questions, please call the Development Team at (312) 255-1801

Matching Gifts
Double your donation! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Visit our Matching Gift page for more information.

 

Employee Giving Programs
Support CURE through your company’s annual corporate giving campaign. It’s a convenient way to support the mission through automatic payroll deductions.

 

Combined Federal Campaign
CURE participates in the world's largest workplace charity campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you are a federal government or military employee and would like to participate, please enter CFC code #67476 on your pledge card during the next campaign.

 

For more information about Workplace Giving, please call the Development Team at (312) 255-1801.