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Can I start a team with two people? Yes, walk teams can be any size. Whether it’s just you and a neighbor or you and 100 of your closest friends, we appreciate your walking with us to support health care for families.
When you walk in the Northwell Health Walk at Jones Beach, you help fund care for women and children through the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Walking at our East End location raises funds for two critical priorities at Peconic Bay Medical Center: cardiac services and women’s wellness initiatives.
When you walk with us in Staten Island, you support the creation of the Gruppuso Family Women and Newborn Center at Staten Island University Hospital.
Are donations tax deductible?
Your generous gift is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Northwell Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Who should checks be made payable to?
Are there any fees in addition to the donation amount?
No, there are no additional fees. A minimum suggested fundraising goal of $100 per walker is appreciated.
How will a donation to the Northwell Health Walk appear on a credit card statement?
What if people want to give me cash?
It is safest and best for recordkeeping that your sponsors make all of their donations through our secure website using a credit card. If this is not possible, it is best for you to convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If you are unable to convert the cash, then please call your local Walk contact to arrange a time to drop the payment off at a Foundation Office.
I handed in my form with cash donations. Why aren’t all of my donors listed on the website scroll?
We are not able to list individual cash donations less than $50 on the website scroll. Only team names will appear on the scroll with the total amount raised. If you did not include your team name on your form, please call (516) 321-6333.
Only individual donations made online can be listed on the website scroll. If you would like a tax receipt for gifts of $10 or more, please send your name, address, email and gift amount to your local Walk Foundation.
Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk? Where do I send the checks?
Absolutely, and you are encouraged to do so! The website will remain fully functional after the Walk, and donations may be made online at any time. All donations must be received on or before Friday, June 7, 2019. You may also continue to mail donations to:
Can I enter donations received via check to my web page?
Unfortunately, there isn’t an option for you to enter checks. However, once they are received at a Foundation office, we will process and add them to your web page.
If someone makes a donation to my personal page, will it be reflected on my team’s page?
Yes, any donation made to an individual who is a member of a team will count toward both the individual’s and team’s fundraising goal.
Can I change my personal and/or team fundraising goal once I have set it?
Yes, you may log into your personal and/or team fundraising pages at any time and increase or decrease your goal as necessary.
What happens if I am unable to reach the fundraising goal I have set for myself and/or my team?
While we encourage you to do everything you can to reach your goal, you will not be penalized if you do not reach the goal you set
What is a matching gift, and how do I find out if my company has this program?
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to the Northwell Health Walk may be doubled or more!
Where do I send my matching gift form?
Jones Beach Walk and Staten Island Walk:
Northwell Health Foundation, 2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042, Attn: Debbie Osmond.
East End Walk:
Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation, 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 Attn: Jean McCoy.
I submitted a form for matching gifts but don’t see the donation on my page. Where can I find it?
The Northwell Health Foundation cannot post a matching gift until your company approves it. Unfortunately, companies match gifts on their own timetables. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact Debbie Osmond at (516) 321-6312 or [email protected], and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.
Is a corporate sponsorship tax deductible?
Funds given in exchange for sponsorship deliverables can be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your company’s accounting and tax experts to get an accurate accounting of what can be declared charitable and what is a business expense.
Can sponsorship money be credited to a personal or corporate team?
No. Sponsorships are accounted for separately from participant donations. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Josh Braunstein at (516) 321-6346 or [email protected].
I know a local service that would be a good fit for a Northwell Health Walk sponsorship. How can I get them involved?
For details, please contact Josh Braunstein at (516) 321-6346 or [email protected].