How You Can Help
Donors support Sepsis Alliance programs with Individual Gifts, our Monthly Giving Program, Volunteering, Sponsoring Fundraising Gifts, and through their Estates.
- Patients, Caregivers, Families and Friends learn and are supported more about sepsis issues.
- Volunteers share their professional skills in raising awareness and funding.
- Healthcare providers are sharing resources for our educational and advocacy programs.
- Corporations and foundations discover in Sepsis Alliance a powerful channel for social responsibility.
Many Ways to Support Sepsis Alliance
There are many opportunities for tax advantaged charitable giving to Sepsis Alliance:
- Cash or check: Because these gifts provide funds that can be put to immediate use in our programs, they are especially important to Sepsis Alliance. Gifts by cash or check are subject to the most liberal tax rules - The higher your tax bracket, the greater your tax savings will be.
- Securities: Gifts of appreciated securities that you have owned for more than a year can be very advantageous. Capital gains taxes are completely avoided, and a tax deduction can be taken for the full market value rather than just your original cost.
- Pledges: You can make a substantial gift much more affordable by spreading the payment of a pledged amount over several years. Since pledges are deductible in the year in which payment is actually made, this may also give you an opportunity to adjust the time and amount of each payment to achieve the most beneficial tax treatment.
- Matching Gifts: You can double or triple the impact of your generous charitable gift to Sepsis Alliance. Many companies will match charitable gifts made by their employees or directors, sometimes on a two-for-one basis. Check with your company’s personnel or human resources office to obtain the necessary forms and information.
Click here to give now or contact us to find out more about giving options.
Students Against Sepsis
Florida high school student Aaron Goldberg became interested in sepsis after he learned how devastating this disease can be. He wanted to help raise sepsis awareness and in September of this year (2012), Aaron contacted Sepsis Alliance to see how he could help get people his age to get more involved.
As part of his project, Aaron developed the website Students Against Sepsis. Let's support Aaron and his work by following his progress and cheering him on.
Class Donates to SA in Memory of Instructor's Mother
Recently, SA was contacted by a group of nursing students from the Stanislaus State School of Nursing who had a request. They were collecting money to donate to SA in the name of their nursing instructor’s mother, Patricia Brown, who died of sepsis on August 27, 2011. All the students asked in return was for a certificate that they could present to their teacher, Sherri Brown, on the last day of “clinicals,” the period when the students are working and learning in the hospital.
Look at how one family in Austin, Texas used their energy and time to honor the daughter and sister they lost to sepsis:
You can read JonyRose Filip's story in our Faces of Sepsis section.
Sepsis Awareness Ribbons
One of our supporters, Carrie Chappell, suggested we use a ribbon, as many other causes do. After she looked at our site, she suggested that we use red and black and this is what she came up with:
As you can see, they would be pretty easy to make. Two spools of ribbon (black and red) and some straight pins would likely make quite a few.
Carrie's also wrote a tribute to her husband, Darryl Chappell, for our Faces of Sepsis.
**Sepsis Alliance offers this information and is not giving tax, legal or other professional counsel. For such information, you should contact a qualified professional advisor. Sepsis Alliance is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.