Money - MaryofBend

Oh No Associated with Medulloblastoma. Posted on February 9, 2012 View this journey (1 Experience)

My close friend has learned her brain cancer is back and inoperable.

I had a big fundraiser in our community to help this young single mother and her son cover living expenses for a year.

Now I want to have a bigger fundraiser and realize I need help setting up a 301C quickly, so that large donations are possible (giving the donor a tax write off).

I'm looking for an attorney or fundraiser with experience who would donate their time to set up a nonprofit foundation, to raise money for my friend's 11 year old son, so that he has a trust fund to provide for his education. This really needs to happen quickly, so if you have any ideas, please respond to this request for help.

Thank you so much!!!
Mary

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    DaveWaz

    I am so sorry to hear this news. But it's wonderful that you are doing all you can to help your friend and her son. I am sure others will weigh in, but I have some suggestions:

    1) Local banks will sometimes help with setting this up, so you might want to contact either your bank or your friend's bank.

    2) There are online fundraising tools, such as Give Forward: http://www.giveforward.com - several WhatNext-ers have used them with success. They provide you with a fundraising coach who guides you every step of the way.

    3) Contact the American Cancer Society at the phone number listed at the bottom of this page. I am sure they will have a recommendation as to how to most efficiently get this started.

    Please keep us posted and know that you, your friend and her son are in our thoughts and prayers.

    over 9 years ago

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