Light of Day $150,000 Challenge

Donate to PDF by midnight on Thursday, April 30th and your gift will be matched!
The Light of Day Foundation is offering a generous matching grant to encourage everyone with a stake in the fight to support critical PD research. From now until midnight on April 30th, when you make a gift to PDF, your contribution will automatically be doubled. Every contribution we receive will be matched ­ dollar for dollar ­up to at least $150,000!
Gifts of securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, can provide financial benefits to you while you support the vital mission of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Even if the value of your securities has decreased, it may be advantageous for you to sell your depreciated securities and make a cash contribution with the proceeds. By selling your depreciated securities before making a gift, you can realize the deductible loss of your investment followed by a tax deduction of your charitable amount.
If the value of donated securities you've held longer than twelve months has increased, you can realize great tax benefits. By making a gift of these appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on any of the gifted securities while getting a tax deduction equal to the average market value of the securities on the date of the gift.
To make sure the value of your gifted securities is doubled by the Light of Day Foundation Challenge, please contact Mai Lee Wong at and indicate the number of shares and which security you will be donating.

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Name of Financial Institution: U.S. Trust – Bank of America
Account Number: 4101100 2361442
Account Name: IM Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
Broker DTC (Depository Trust Company) Number: 0955
ABA Number: 026009593
Contact Name at US Trust: Anne Hennessy, (646) 855-2270

80 percent of our dollars go to programs

Twice as much