Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

Giving is easy. 

Your support makes a difference. You make a difference.

General and Targeted Donations

With your generous support, our scientists translate decades of rehabilitation research into revolutionary treatments and our grant makers fund innovative and scalable disability employment initiatives that create access to employment opportunities never before possible. You can direct your gift to a specific initiative or make a general donation. 

Memorial and Honorary Donations

Memorial and honorary gifts offer a unique way to commemorate a special occasion, person or caregiver and help change the lives of people with disabilities. 

Gifts of Stocks, Security, and Other Highly Appreciated Assets 

A gift of stock or securities may be more advantageous for you than a gift of cash. Here are a few considerations to discuss with your tax advisor:

  • Gifts of stock or securities may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes when you contribute appreciated securities directly to Kessler Foundation.
  • Such gifts may enable you to deduct the full value of the stock as a charitable contribution, saving income tax and lowering the effective cost of your gift.

Many of our donors are switching to stock donations to save on taxes as they make an immediate impact for our mission. To help you donate your stock in a few minutes online, we have invested in this secure stock donation tool.


Gifts of Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency may reduce your tax burden. A gift of crypto is a non-taxable event—you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes.

Give Through Your Donor-Advised Fund

Recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund to Kessler Foundation.

Workplace Giving/Matching Gifts

If your employer matches gifts, please specify Kessler Foundation as your matching gift recipient. Contact us if you need assistance with your matching gift form.

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Give From Your IRA

If you are over 70.5, giving from your IRA helps you reduce your taxable income — and for those over 72 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it while supporting our mission. Contact Michele Pignatello at 973.324.8430 or [email protected] to learn more.

Build Your Legacy

Include a bequest to Kessler Foundation in your will: Your estate will earn a federal charitable estate tax deduction. With a gift through your will, you control your assets for life. Options include a specific amount, a specific property, or a residual percentage of your estate. Contact Michele Pignatello at 973.324.8430 or [email protected] to learn more.