What type of fundraiser can I create?

Birthdays - Birthdays are a celebration of life.  Make your birthday memorable and meaningful by turning your gifts into donations for sick children in your community.

Holidays - Holidays are about caring for and helping others.  Ask for donations in lieu of gifts and help restore the holiday spirit!

Special Occasions - Anticipating a wedding, anniversary or baby?  Share your special occasion by encouraging your guests to make a donation in lieu of gifts.

Events - Participate in a 5K, host a tournament or compete in a triatholon.  Turn your next competition into a fundraiser for the children and families served by Memorial Healthcare System.

Tributes - Give a gift in honor or memory of someone special.  What a fitting tribute to those you cherish.

Be sure to use your local community contacts to kick start your fundraiser, such as your office, place of worship, gym or school.  Engage those who already share a common interest with you.

No matter what you choose, be creative - engage in an activity that you and your friends and family would like to do!

How do I get started?

Click "Create a Fundraiser" to begin your DIY Fundraising Page.  Follow the step-by-step instructions provided.  You will receive your own personal page and tools to help you maximize your success.

Where will the money raised go?

You can designate your fundraising dollars to a particular program or area within Memorial Healthcare System.  If you do not choose a particular area the funds will be designated to our general fund to be used where they are needed most.

How can I maximize my donations?

1 - Make a donation to your page.  Others are more inclined to give when they see that you are dedicated to the cause.

2 - Add a photo and share your story on why you are raising funds for Memorial Foundation.  By telling your story, friends and family will feel more connected.

3 - Use the tools to send emails to your contacts, telling them why you are raising fund for Memorial Foundation and make the "ask" for donations.

4 - Use your social network.  Fundraisers raise 40% more by using social media.  Let your friends and followers know that you are raising money and share why Memorial Foundation is important to you.

5 - Follow up!  It takes approximately 3 asks to result in one gift.

6 - Say Thank You!  Once you receive a donation, make sure to thank your donor.

What if I receive donations at my event?

Cash and check donations can be delivered to:

Memorial Foundation
3329 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL  33021

Please make sure to let us know which event should receive credit for the donations if you mail in checks.

What do I do when my fundraiser is completed?

Let us know how the event went, we would love for you to share with us a photo from your event so we can recognize you on our social media outlets and newsletters.

Are donations tax deductible?

Any contribution to Memorial Foundation qualifies as a deduction under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Payments made to the third party fundraiser to cover expenses are not tax-deductible.

Difficulty could arise when an individuals or independent outside organization wishes to raise money for our organization.  If the payments are made to this individual or independent organization, and they are not a qualified nonprofit, the payments will not be deductible for income tax purposes.  Therefore, checks must be made payable to:  Memorial Foundation. 

If payments are made directly by donors to our organization, then they qualify for a tax deduction - to the extent permitted by law.

What if I need more information?

We are here to help you.  If you need assistance or have general questions about creating your own fundraiser, contact us today at mhsfoundation@mhs.net or 954-265-3454.

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