Ways to Donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting ALS care and research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation. There may be no better way to celebrate the life and memory of a loved one than a gift in support of their dream of finding a cure for ALS or providing hope and help to those currently battling the disease.

These are just a few of the needs your donation supports:

  • $25 purchases 10 blood sampling kits for ALS research.
  • $100 covers four hours of respite care for an ALS family.
  • $500 provides an eight-hour RN visit for patients on a ventilator.
  • $1,000 funds the construction of a customized wheelchair ramp, a home modification not often covered by insurance.
  • $2,500 covers safe, reliable, handicapped-accessible transportation to and from the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine for one year.

Your donation will be handled safely and securely, and your information will never be shared. Learn more about how we protect your privacy.

For questions about ways to give, please contact Malia Huff, Chief Development Officer at 773-203-6220 or mhuff@lesturnerals.org

Donate online or use any of the options below to direct your gift.
Ways to Donate

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Donate by Phone

Call the Foundation at 847 679 3311 to make a donation over the phone.

Our office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to make your donation by mail or hand-deliver it to our office, the address is:

Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077-3254

Our office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Honor or Memorial Gifts

You can make an online donation in memory or in honor of a loved one.

We will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the person you designate, and you can send a personalized e-Card from our donation form.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets

Gifts of appreciated stocks and securities are an excellent way to support the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Making a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash.

Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.

To make a gift of stock, please provide the following information to your broker:

Brokerage House: Charles Schwab & Company
Account Name: Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation, LTD

Account Number: 2706-9946
DTC Clearing #0164 Code 40

Stock gifts are transferred to the Foundation anonymously. Therefore, in order for your gift to be acknowledged and to receive a tax receipt, please contact Malia Huff, Chief Development Officer at 773-203-6220 or mhuff@lesturnerals.org

Planned Giving

You can provide under your will, trust, or other estate plan not only for your loved ones, but for organizations that have made a difference in your life. When making or revising these documents, you should obtain the assistance of an attorney.

Your attorney will tell you how you can:

  • Give a specific dollar amount
  • Give a share or entire residue of your estate
  • Give personal property
  • Give real estate

You can use this sample language for charitable bequests to discuss with your attorney.

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

Since the IRA Charity Rollover is a permanent provision in U.S. tax law, you can make a charitable gift to the Foundation in support directly from your IRA at any time during the year. This tax-free contribution is another great way to bring hope and help to those living with ALS.

We offer a sample letter to make a charity rollover that you can send to your plan provider.

If you plan to provide for the Les Turner ALS Foundation through your estate plan, please let us know so we may acknowledge and thank you. Please contact Malia Huff, Chief Development Officer at 773-203-6220 or mhuff@lesturnerals.org

Workplace Giving / Matching Gifts

Did you know your contribution could be doubled or tripled with just a few minutes? If your employer offers matching contributions, just obtain the paperwork from your human resources department, complete the donor section, and send it to us along with your gift.

Search our database below to see if your company participates in matching gifts. If you've already sent in your gift to us, it can still be matched! Contact us and we'll help.

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is a member organization of Community Health Charities (CHC), a group of premier non-profit health organizations that provide patient services, public and professional health education, and medical research throughout Illinois and the country. CHC raises funds on behalf of member organizations through employee payroll deduction programs.

If your employer does not participate in a workplace giving program, we can help you get one started. please contact Malia Huff, Chief Development Officer at 773-203-6220 or mhuff@lesturnerals.org

Combined Federal Campaign

Contributions from civilian and military federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) are greatly appreciated. The Foundation's CFC donor code is 5501.

United Way

Check with your employer about how you can direct your United Way contributions to the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

Care. Community. Cure.

We provide individualized care, local community support and hope through scientific research.