Discovery Eye Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that depends on support from foundations, corporations and individuals like you.

WAYS TO GIVE

Stock and Securities

A new report shows that American donors could realize $4.5 billion in additional tax savings if they gave appreciated securities instead of cash, but most are not aware of the tax advantages. Making a donation of stock or securities is a great way to support DEF. Just use the Discovery Eye Foundation Transfer Form.

As you consider an alternate to cash donations, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Gifts of stock, mutual funds and certain other securities that provide little income can provide tax savings with minimal effect on household income.

  • Securities that you have owned for more than one year that have increased in value, entitle you to an income tax charitable donation for the full value.

  • Still thinking of a cash donation because you have stocks that have increased in value, but you think there is more potential for growth? You can still make a gift of the stock at its full value and bypass tax on the increase. Then use the cash you would have given to repurchase securities, allowing you to have the same amount invested in the stock as before, but establishing a higher cost basis.

In all cases, please check with your financial advisor, as your needs may be affected by other financial considerations.

Do you have an old car, boat or truck?

Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski, or snowmobile Discovery Eye Foundation and receive a tax deduction.

This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line, LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for us by name or our extension #2864.

If you have more questions, click here.

Do you like to shop?

We are partnering with Supporting Pals to make sure you get a good price and have up to 10% of your purchase go to DEF. To get started ?

  1. Register at www.SupportingPals.com

  2. Select Discovery Eye Foundation

  3. Shop at a variety of online merchants including Target, Amazon, Office Depot, Alaskan Airlines, etc.

Are you a dedicated Amazon shopper? Even a member of Amazon Prime?

Try shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of plain old amazon.com and 0.5% of the value of your purchases will be donated to DEF. Currently there seems to be no limit to the amount Amazon will give to charity, although auto-renewed subscription purchases and digital products aren?t included.

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com

  2. Login as you would for your regular Amazon account

  3. Select DEF as your charity of choice and it will remember it every time you open the smile.amazon.com site.

Does your company offer to match your donations?

Many employers match their employees' gifts, with some employers even doubling your contribution. Ask your employer for your company's matching gift form and submit it to DEF. This is a great way to maximize your gift!

Sponsorship

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available with the Discovery Eye Foundation, including educational events, research projects, and fundraising events. For further information please email contactus@discoveryeye.org.

Vision Legacy

Join our Vision Legacy planned giving society. Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others. To be eligible for membership you must submit a letter of intent to The Discovery Eye Foundation.

To keep Vision Legacy members well informed about our organization and to show our deepest appreciation, we offer the following benefits:

  • Personalized Certificate of Membership

  • Recognition in the DEF newsletter and annual report, but only with your permission

  • Personal Access to President/Medical Director, Dr. Anthony Nesburn, for medical and health-related issues and personal referrals

  • Invitation to an annual Donor Appreciation Dinner honoring Vision Legacy members and donors of $1,000 or more

  • Subscriptions to all DEF publications and e-communications