Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fundraise Your Way for Epilepsy Foundation?
Who can host their own fundraiser?
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. Click here to setup an online fundraising page.
What if I receive cash or checks for donations?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.