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More Ways to Give

VHLA is dedicated to improving awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for individuals and families affected by von Hippel-Lindau.

Your support helps improve lives and fuel research. In addition to donating electronically, here is a list of other ways in which you can give.

Tribute/memorial donation
Honor a loved one with a tribute gift or memorial gift to VHLA using any donation method of your choice.

Donate by mail or phone
Click here for our mailing address and phone number.

Online Fundraising
Set up your own fundraising page using either Facebook or our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platform.  Either of these makes it easy to create a fundraiser and share it with friends.

Legacy Giving
A bequest to VHLA is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. Whether your legacy is large or small, your donation is an important and personal way of providing hope to people with von Hippel-Lindau disease for generations to come. To include the VHL Alliance in your will or trust, to designate VHLA as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, commercial annuity, or to make a bequest of cash or other property to VHLA, please set up a meeting with your attorney and provide them with the following information:

VHL Alliance, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the laws of Massachusetts
1208 VFW Parkway, Suite 303, Boston, MA 02132
Federal tax ID 04-3180414

Click here for additional information about how to become a member of the VHLA Legacy Circle. Legacy members have included VHLA in their will or trust or designated VHLA as the beneficiary of their retirement plan, life insurance policy or commercial annuity.

Gift of Stock
A gift of stock may be more tax-advantageous than an equivalent cash gift. By giving appreciated securities that have been held at least a year and one day to the VHL Alliance, you can avoid the federal capital gains tax of up to 15% plus state capital gains tax, where applicable. In addition, you receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Please contact your tax advisor before initiating any transfer to be sure you fully understand the tax benefits of making your gift of stock. When you are ready, please contact the VHL Alliance with the details of transferring stock.

Shopping Online
Register with iGive.com to raise money for the VHL Alliance every time you shop online! VHLA receives $5 for every person who joins, another $5 when you make your first purchase, and a portion of what you spend on every purchase in the future (on average 3%)! The stores pay for it all.  No toolbar is added, and you can use your favorite browser.  The “button” software watches to see what site to which you are going and indicates the sites that participate in iGive.com. Make your purchase as usual, and iGive will send us a check!

To register:

Go to igive.com and click “Join today”.
Enter “VHL” in the box to “Find Cause” Select “VHL (Family) Alliance”.
Enter your registration information and click “register” at the bottom of the page.
Follow the instructions to install the iGive Button.
You are registered! – Shop and donate!

Another option for shopping online is Amazon Smile. Support VHLA every time you shop on Amazon, at no additional cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the VHL Alliance. This works with Amazon Prime memberships as well!

Combined Federal Campaign
Write in the VHL Alliance on your United Way donation form or through other workplace giving campaigns; please check with your Human Resource Department first. Federal employees can give to the VHL Alliance through the CFC Campaign. Our Agency Code is 10934 and we are listed as Cancer Research and Assistance-VHL. Check our page on cancercuremerica.org.

Donate a Vehicle
Through the VHL Alliance’s relationship with CancerCURE of America, the VHL Alliance uses the V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to any Charity) to accept vehicle donations. The estimated wholesale value of the car is determined by the year, make, model, mileage, location, and condition of the vehicle as reported by the donor. VHLA receives 75% of that value for vehicles that sell for more than $500 and 70% for vehicles that sell for less than $500. Donating is easy, and any vehicle, anywhere in America, running or not can be donated! V-DAC processes the vehicle titles; arranges for the pickup and sale of donated vehicles; provides donors with the necessary forms for claiming the tax deduction; and provides the IRS with the forms needed to verify the donation. This is done in compliance with all of the rules and regulations of each state and the federal government. To learn more, please visit V-DAC or call 877.999.8322. You can find VHLA listed as Alliance for Cancer Research and Support – VHL.

Hotel Points/Airline Miles
Loyalty points from your airline, hotel or credit card, can all be very beneficial in the fight against VHL. Contact your bank, airline or hotel chain for information on how to easily transfer your points to the VHL Alliance.