Ways to Give

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation offers a range of convenient giving opportunities so donors can find the best way to realize their philanthropic goals while supporting NET research and programs.

Giving during the COVID-19 outbreak 

Since NETRF staff are now working remotely, we only periodically travel to the office to collect mail. To ensure your gift is received and processed as quickly as possible, please consider making an online gift.  Thank you for the opportunity to make immediate use of your gift.  Please contact us with any questions regarding your gift:  susan.payson@netrf.org 

Ways to Give


Direct cash gifts are the most common form of giving and may be made outright and/or throughout the year.

Multi-year Commitments

A multi-year commitment or pledge is a donation that is stated and then fulfilled over a period of time or years.  A pledge letter needs to be created to fully articulate a donor’s gift intention. The total pledge amount is counted in the year it is given.

Stock Gifts

By donating long-term, appreciated securities directly to NETRF, the donor will receive a tax-deduction for the full, fair market value of the stock and not incur any capital gains tax on the stock’s growth. Often times donors can use appreciated stock for a larger donation and receive an immediate tax deduction. For stock transfer instructions please contact Susan Payson, Chief Development Officer, susan.payson@netrf.org or at (617) 946-1782

Donor Advised Funds

donoradvised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic fund established at a financial institution. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time or years. A gift of just $5,000 can establish a donor-advised fund.

Matching Gifts

There are more than 20,000 corporations and foundations that match their employees’ individual donations to a non-profit charity. The employee makes his/her gift and then the employer will match the gift to the chosen charity. Typically, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation.

 Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

An IRA is an account set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or other tax benefits. People that already receive a distribution from their IRA can, in turn, direct that distribution as a charitable contribution. This contribution will count toward your required minimum distribution and you will receive a tax-deduction from the distribution. With any IRA gift, you will become a member of the NETRF Legacy Society, a special community of donors.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary

Naming NETRF as a beneficiary of a retirement plan is a simple and tax-efficient way to support our mission.  Retirement plans are highly taxed due to estate and income taxes.  A donor can transfer their retirement plan directly to NETRF via a complete or partial beneficiary designation and these assets will not be taxed. By naming NETRF as part of your retirement plan, you will become a member of the NETRF Legacy Society, a special community of donors.


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