“In memory of our mother, we decided to have our donations go to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation. CEBF gave her the gift of life, and we want to help provide that to others in the future.”

Sonia McDonough, daughter of Angelica Krivetzky, CEBF Planned Giver

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Gifting a charitable contribution to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation means accelerating discoveries of causes, treatments and cures of blinding eye diseases.

Giving Today

Gifts of Cash

This is simple and impactful – you can make a difference with one click that will allow you donate directly into our endowment, held by the Cleveland Foundation. All cash gifts to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation are tax deductible up to 50% of adjusted gross income.

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Gifts of Appreciated Assets

Appreciated assets can include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property, which are tax-deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income.

NEW: AmazonSmile

As you make [necessary] Amazon purchases, you can give to CEBF at the same time! Just shop under AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and set Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation as your designated nonprofit organization, or follow the link below to designate your donations to CEBF automatically.

Bequests

A bequest to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation is one of the most direct ways to provide a future gift. Our partners at the Cleveland Foundation can coordinate with your legal professional to discuss specific bequest language for inclusion in your will or trust.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is an irrevocable gift that returns an income stream to the donor or another beneficiary over their lifetime. The donor qualifies for an income tax charitable deduction for part of their gift, while the payments to the beneficiary may receive favorable tax treatment based on the asset used to fund the gift. At the end of the gift term, the remainder of the annuity would help meet the needs of the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts allow donors to create an income stream for themselves or other beneficiaries for a term of years, with the remainder of the trust corpus creating a gift to charity. Charitable remainder trusts are flexible enough to permit the use of a variety pf assets, including cash, securities, and real property.

Charitable Lead Trusts

As the opposite of a charitable remainder trust, a charitable lead trust provides payments to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation, and remaining assets would be transferred to other individuals or back to the donor at a future date.

Life Insurance Policies

Life insurance policies can be utilized as an excellent resource to support the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation.

Giving In The Future

Planned giving is a great way to give a substantial gift and accomplish your financial, tax or estate planning goals while leaving a lasting legacy in support of sight restoration. Our partners at the Cleveland Foundation will work with you and your professional advisors to provide assistance to ensure you choose the best approach for your charitable goals.

For more information on these options, please contact us.

Getting Involved

Volunteer

We welcome enthusiastic individuals who are motivated to prevent blindness and restore sight. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities from tabling events, to organizing your own fundraiser to benefit the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation, to joining our board of directors. Let us know your interest by emailing [email protected].

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