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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Fundraise Your Way for Epilepsy Foundation?

Fundraise Your Way for Epilepsy Foundation allows you to create your own fundraiser and raise money and spread awareness on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation. Whether you want to share your yoga practice with friends and family or turn your passion for wine into a wine tasting event, there are plenty of ways to host your own fundraiser. This means you are responsible for planning, executing and any costs associated with your fundraiser. We provide resources, such as fundraising tips and best practices, to help lead you to a successful fundraiser. 

Fundraise Your Way is an opportunity for us to come together across the nation and work towards one common mission - a world free from epilepsy and free from fear of the next seizure. 

Who can host their own fundraiser?

Anyone can host their own fundraiser to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation! 

How can the Epilepsy Foundation help?

We are happy to help you brainstorm ideas for hosting a fundraiser, provide images and logos and give advice to help you make the biggest impact possible! However, we are not able to offer help with logistical planning (venues, catering, etc.), sponsorship or funding for events, access to our contact lists, or marketing/promotion of your fundraiser and/or event. 

Do I have to create an online fundraising page to host my own fundraiser?

You do not have to create a fundraising page to host your own fundraising event, however we highly recommend it. Creating your own fundraising page is a great supplement to any event, and allows you to securely accept online donations. By creating a fundraising page, those who may not be able to attend can donate conveniently to your fundraising page. 

What if I receive cash or checks for donations?

We accept all donations! You can mail check donations to the below address:

Epilepsy Foundation
Fundraise Your Way c/o [EVENT NAME]
3540 Crain Highway Ste 675
Bowie, MD 20716

We do not recommend sending cash donations through the mail. The best way to handle cash donations would be to deposit them in your own bank and make an online donation through your fundraising page or sending a check to the above address if possible. 

Please note, if they would like to receive an IRS tax-deductible letter for any donation, checks must be written out to the Epilepsy Foundation and online donations must be made to your fundraising page or directly to the Epilepsy Foundation. 

Is there a registration fee to host my own fundraiser?

There is no registration fee to sign-up for Fundraise Your Way! However, the Epilepsy Foundation does not cover any costs associated with your fundraiser. 

I'm a business owner and I would like to donate a portion of my sales to the Epilepsy Foundation, is that possible?

Yes! Depending on the nature of the sales, a third-party agreement may need to be signed for any sales associated with the Epilepsy Foundation. If you have questions, please reach out to

How is the money from my fundraiser being used?

The funds raised support our mission to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. With a Four Star Charity Navigator Rating, $.83 of every dollar we raise is used both locally and nationwide to fund research into new therapies, education and awareness, and advocacy efforts. See this page for further information.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, The Epilepsy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization so all gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.


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