National Childhood Obesity Foundation®

Personal Donor Fundraising Overview

Personal Donor Levels

The National Childhood Obesity Foundation (N.C.O.F.®) seeks personal donations from those who firmly believe in the N.C.O.F.® health care message of proper nutritional and physical activity as outlined in its website. N.C.O.F.®programming is designed to reach into every community in North America and Europe to help combat the growing epidemic of obesity.

N.C.O.F.® is an IRS approved 501 (c)3 non-profit tax-exempt "Public Charity" organization and as such is qualified to receive cash, securities, real and personal property, etc. (see the Gifting and Bequeathing section below) as described in sections 2055, 2106, and 2577 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation relies upon the gracious generosity of personal and corporate donations and gifts to meet its intended national health care education mission and goals. All personal donations and gifts received by the Foundation regardless of their size are very much appreciated.

Through the governance of the Foundation's dedicated Board of Trustees and the faithful stewardship of its staff, N.C.O.F.® has established and maintained standands of excellence within the guiding principles for fundraising as promulgated by the Division of Public Charities in the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and under the auspices of its CPA firm Parent, McLaughlin, and Nangle. N.C.O.F.® understands there is no firm and/or imagined "finish line" for meeting the financial requirements needed to facilitate, ensure, and meet the growing challenges that the Foundation faces in developing, implementing, and delivering its annual health care education message in the manner as described and planned into every community in North America, Europe and other parts of the globe.

N.C.O.F.® needs and welcomes your personal financial support. If you are interested in making a donation or gift (see the Gifting and Bequeathing information below) to N.C.O.F.®'s national campaign to reduce obesity through its behavioral modification programming, please visit and review N.C.O.F.®s Personal Donor Level giving page by clicking on the highlighted area. Please forward your email and home address when mailing your donation to N.C.O.F.®, and click on the N.C.O.F.® Newsletter page and complete the information requested therein so N.C.O.F.® may forward you its newsletter and other benefit level gift(s). Together we can begin the process to address the nutritional and physical activity health educational needs of our most vulnerable citizens, namely our children.

Gifting and Bequeathing Donations

Cash: Monetary gifts to the Foundation are in the form of outright gifts of cash via checks made payable to;
P.O. Box 593
Marblehead, MA 01945

Attn: Development

Stock/Securities: Gifts to the Foundation of appreciated securities can offer substantial tax advantages.

Property: Property such as real estate, works of art, jewelry, rare coins and stamps, book collections - gifts such as these provide tax advantages with the proper independent appraisal for IRS purposes.

Tribute/Memorial Gifts: Gifts to the Foundation in memory of a family member who suffered from the affects of obesity e.g., type-2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, etc., a loved one, or in recognition of a special event lend an aspect of permanency and continuity to the legacy of the individual.

Planned Giving - Will: This is a preferred means by many as a way of impacting a future that goes beyond one's lifetime. A will bequest will qualify for an estate tax charitable deduction and it is recommended you visit with your estate planner and with N.C.O.F.® Development beforehand.

Planned Giving - Charitable Annuities and Trusts: This is a means of making a gift to the Foundation through the transfer of cash, CD's or other financial assets, such as securities or real estate. In return, the Foundation forms a contractural agreement to pay a fixed annual income for life. Gift Annuities are regulated by the U.S. Government and must conform to laws enacted in the state from which the gift emanates.

Insurance Policies: This means a life insurance policy that has N.C.O.F.® as the sole recipient and/or co-recipient of the face value of the policy in a testamentary trust or through another transfer mechanism in the estate of the deceased.

Life Estates: See your estate planner for specific instructions on how to best establish a life estate trust for gifting or bequeathing purposes.

N.C.O.F.® wishes to thank all those who have shared our health care education vision and grave concerns regarding the exploding obesity epidemic with their highly valued personal donations and gifts in support of our national health care education mission and goals.


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