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Donations: Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know that my donation to LLS is a wise investment?

LLS is the largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients. With the scope and scale to fund many significant research projects simultaneously, LLS funds hundreds of cancer scientists worldwide. And with no campus or laboratories to maintain, a gift to LLS funds more research and less overhead than a donation made elsewhere. For details about how your donation is used, see Why Give to LLS?


Is LLS approved or regularly evaluated by any nonprofit charity watchdog organizations?

Yes, LLS meets the standards of charitable accountability as determined by The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator.


Is it secure to donate online?

Yes, LLS guards your personal data and credit card numbers against loss and unauthorized access, both online and off-line. We accomplish this through industry-standard computer security methods, encryption techniques and strict internal administrative processes that restrict LLS employees who have access to personal information. Donate online now.


I'd like to make a donation in someone's memory. Can the family be notified that I made a gift?

You can make any gift in honor of a special occasion or person or in memory of a loved one. When you make your gift, indicate the name and address of the person you want LLS to notify. We will send him or her a card to acknowledge your thoughtfulness without mention of your gift amount. We will also send an acknowledgment to you for your tax records. Make a memorial or tribute donation now.


How do I use appreciated stock to make a charitable contribution?

Donating appreciated stocks that you've owned for more than a year can be a taxwise way to contribute because you can deduct the stock's current market value, regardless of your original cost. Find out how to donate appreciated stock.


Can I give anonymously?

Yes, any gift can be made anonymously.


Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws. Please check with your financial advisor if you have more questions.


I misplaced my tax receipt. How can I get another copy?

Tax receipts are provided for all monetary donations. When making a contribution online, you receive an electronic receipt immediately.  If you have a question about your online donation or cannot locate your online donation receipt, email supportservices@lls.org or call 1-888-557-7177. For a lost receipt or question about a mailed donation, call Donor Services at 1-888-773-9958.


What is the LLS tax identification number?

The tax identification number for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc., is 13-5644916.


Does LLS have a 501(c)(3) designation?

Yes, LLS is an exempt charitable organization.


How can I get a copy of your annual report?

You can download PDF files from this website. Choose either the most recent or past annual reports.


I'd like to include LLS in my will. Can I designate my bequest for a specific purpose?

Yes. For example, you can direct your bequest to research or to patient services. Or, you can indicate a particular type of blood cancer you'd like your bequest directed to. For help with appropriate wording to ensure your wishes are fulfilled, call our Planned Giving staff at 1-888-773-9958. Read more about wills and bequests.


Can you help me find an attorney to help me with my bequest?

We work with a long list of attorneys from small private practices to large national law firms. We can likely recommend attorneys in or near your community. Please call us at 1-888-773-9958.


How can I learn about LLS's progress?

Sign up for any of our free monthly e-newsletters. We offer disease-specific newsletters that feature research updates; a general interest newsletter that highlights programs, patients, volunteers and news about what's happening at LLS; and an advocacy newsletter about the latest public policy issues regarding blood cancers. Subscribe now.


How do I stop a monthly donation or change the recurring amount?

To change or stop your monthly gift, log into your Monthly Giving account and edit your settings at any time.


How can my company contribute to LLS?

Your company can help LLS in several ways:

I have a limited income. How can I help?

There are other ways to give besides money. Volunteering, participating in fundraising events and becoming an LLS advocate are great ways to show your support for LLS. Your time and energy are valuable assets to LLS!

Does LLS have a donation refund policy?

If you change your mind about contributing to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we are happy to honor your decision as long as you request a refund within 30 days of the date on which you made the contribution. 

To request a refund, you can either call 1-888-LLS-7177 to talk to a customer service representative, write to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 Attn: Support Services, or e-mail SupportServices@lls.org.

last updated on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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