Mesothelioma Foundation Experts Can Answer Your Questions!

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation's team of experts is available to answer your questions about mesothelioma, its symptoms and treatments as well as options available to you. This help is a free service. We are not a law firm. Read more about the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

TO GET HELP CALL: (877) End-Meso or (877) 363-6376 or fill out the form to the right to be contacted by us.

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Other Giving/Fundraising Opportunities

For additional information or questions, or to take advantage of any of these opportunities to support the Meso Foundation, please contact Melinda Kotzian, Chief Executive Officer, at (703) 879-3825.

Matching Gifts
Giving the Gift of Stock
Host an Event

Employee Giving
Planned Giving
Corporate Sponsorship

Letter Campaigns
Pledge from Litigation
Join a Giving Society

Engage Your Law Firm
Monthly Giving


Matching Gifts

Numerous companies offer a matching gift program. It is a great way to double or even triple the amount your donation. If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your human resources office.

Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to the Meso Foundation, obtain the appropriate form from your human resources office, complete the entire donor portion of the form, and send it with your gift (or a copy of your gift receipt if you donated on-line) to the Meso Foundation.


Giving the Gift of Stock

Donating a charitable gift of stock is a great way to contribute toward mesothelioma research, and services for mesothelioma patients, while receiving an end-of the-year tax deduction.

Some of the most favorable tax benefits are generated by contributions of appreciated, long-term, capital-gain securities. In addition to receiving a charitable deduction for the full, fair market value of such a gift, the donor escapes any potential tax on the capital-gains of the gift and any sales commission that would be payable upon the sale of the assets.

To help you facilitate a gift of stock to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), please use these instructions.

To give a gift of stock click here

Step 1: Initiate the Transfer
Contact your broker to initiate the transfer.

Step 2: Notification of Donor Intent
In order for the Meso Foundation to properly acknowledge a gift of stock, upon receipt, it is important that we are notified in advance by the donor or transferring broker of the following:

Donor name and complete address
Name and number of securities transferred
Date of transfer
Restriction on gift (if any)

Step 3: Securities Delivered Electronically
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Contact name – Paul Lotito
Account number – 618109649
DTC # - 0015

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Melinda Kotzian at (703) 879-3825 or email mkotzian@curemeso.org.


Host an Event

Hosting an event to raise funds is a great way to financially support the Foundation. Successful fundraising events have included races, golf tournaments, auctions, and dances. A simple one-hour “mixer” with light fare and a short presentation is one of the most powerful methods of fundraising. Other favorites among meso community volunteers include events like golf tournaments, dances, auctions, bowlathons, run/walks, and movie screenings. We will help you brainstorm and plan your own fundraising event and inform you about in-kind gifts and tax-deductions for your donors.

The Foundation’s development assistant can help you along the way in this process as well! Please reach out to Erica Ruble at eruble@curemeso.org.


Corporate Sponsorship

Help connect the Foundation with companies you know so we may request sponsorships to support our programs and events. Let us propose a partnership with your company or one your associate with for an annual agreement or for a specific event.


Employee Giving

Many workplaces offer the opportunity to make a donation to a charity pre-tax. This can be done through the simple process of a payroll deduction or by specifying the Meso Foundation in your company’s Combined Federal Campaign (the Foundation's CFC number is 11856) or United Way campaign.


Letter Campaigns

Write a compassionate letter to your family, friends, and co-workers telling them your story and asking them to give to the Foundation.


Pledge from Litigation

Mesothelioma litigation involves billions of dollars. You can help allocate some of these resources toward the research needed to find a cure. At the time you retain an attorney, you can pledge a small percentage, perhaps 5%, of your total recovery to the Meso Foundation. Your attorney may agree to match your pledge, and may also agree to deduct the pledge before attorneys’ fees are calculated. At the time of verdict or settlement, you can also designate a percentage of your recovery to the Foundation. A number of Foundation supporters who have done this have also persuaded their attorney, and even the defendant, to match their gift. (link to % donations?)


Join a Giving Society

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation honors our most generous and loyal donors with Circle of Hope Society, Distinguished Benefactor Society, and our Legacy Society. To learn more about each society and the benefits offered, click here.


Engage your Law Firm

Is your law firm a Legal Champion for the Foundation? If not, ask you firm to give back to the Foundation by providing a sponsorship to support our good work.


Monthly Giving

You can consistently and conveniently support the Foundation’s work through our Sustainer Program, by designating a monthly gift made automatically through your credit card. Set up quickly once, the monthly gift is then hassle-free and can fit easily into your regular budget, while over time it provides the Foundation a stable, reliable and significant source of funding upon which to plan and expand our programs. You can increase, decrease or suspend your monthly gift at any time.