MSU is a patient-centered, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. We make giving to MSU as easy as possible. We offer various platforms and methods for you to invest in our nonprofit. See the options below. Also, see our Effortless Ways to Give page for other options.
For check donations, please make checks payable to MSU and mail to 9125 N. Old State Road, Lincoln, DE 19960 USA
On our Website
Donate once or create a recurring donation with a credit card, and includes the option to make your donation in honor or in memory of someone special. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.
Using Checking or Credit Card
Donate using your checking account or credit card through our partnership with Give Lively. There are no fees associated with our use of their services so we get more of your donation. Also offers the ability for you to create your own fundraiser.
PayPal Giving Fund
Use this for one time PayPal donations through the PayPal Giving Fund. No fees are deducted so we receive 100% of your online donation. It’s fast and easy and you do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option.
Mail your check payable to MSU to Myositis Support and Understanding Association, 9125 N. Old State Road, Lincoln, DE 19960. We will send a tax receipt when the form below is included with your donation.
Donate by voice with Amazon Alexa
Do you have an Alexa account? Simply say “Alexa, make a donation to Myositis Support and Understanding Association” and follow the guide from there. So easy and so helpful! See tips on donating with Alexa.
Text to start your donation
Another easy way you can start your donation is via text message. Simply text the word MYOSITIS to 44-321 to start your mobile donation.. Then, follow the prompts. A great option if you are busy!
Donations made to a memorial fund are restricted for that funds use.
Mary Jane DeLauder Memorial Fund
Mary Jane Thurmond DeLauder (MJ) of Indialantic, Florida, an advocate for patients all of her life, passed away in June 2019 after living with the rare disease inclusion body myositis (IBM) for 25 years. Her passion for welcoming and educating was well-known throughout the myositis community. That’s why we can think of no better way to honor and remember her than to establish this memorial fund to help IBM patients and caregivers attend the TMA Annual Patient Conference in her name.
Contact your attorney to arrange your planned giving. MSU is not able to offer legal or financial advice.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Offers tax benefits for those who qualify
The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who are 70 1/2 years old to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without that donation being counted as taxable income when it is withdrawn.
To qualify, contributions must come from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA, and they must be made directly to a qualified charitable organization like Myositis Support and Understanding Association.
Employer Gift Match
With matching gifts, you may be able to double your gift contribution to MSU!
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact the Human Resources team at your company.
Shop to Give
Anytime you shop Amazon, be sure to put a SMILE in front!
When you shop this way, Amazon donates a percentage back to MSU helping us with our fundraising efforts. You can just shop as usual and still help MSU!