Frequently Asked Questions
(Source: American Stroke Association/a division of the American Heart Association)
Here’s a few commonly asked questions and the answers are provided by the American Stroke Association.
Please review these FAQ’s when considering tedys-team-donations
Where does the money go?
Funds raised through Tedys-Team are used locally for research, advocacy, and education programs of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Through research we’re gaining new knowledge to better understand, treat, and prevent stroke. Through advocacy we’re supporting legislation that will improve emergency services for stroke victims. Through professional education programs such as the Acute Stroke Treatment Program, Operation Stroke, and Get With the Guidelines, the American Stroke Association is improving emergency services, treatment, and care for stroke victims. All of these efforts support the fight against stroke, our nation’s No. 3 killer and a leading cause of disability.
What is the cost of fundraising?
Seventy-nine percent is used to fund stroke research, advocacy, and education programs. The remaining 21 percent covers expenses.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Funds donated to the American Stroke Association through the Train To End Stroke program are tax deductible in that no goods or services were received in exchange for the donation. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding your tax deductions. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The federal tax ID is 13-5613797.
Will I get a receipt for my contribution?
The IRS recognizes a cancelled check or credit card statement as proof of any donation under $250. For any offline donation of $250 or more, the American Stroke Association will send you an official receipt. If you give online, your confirmation page and e-mail confirmation serve as your tax receipt.
Will my employer match my contribution?
Many companies will match employees’ charitable contributions. Be sure to ask your company’s Human Resources department to find out if your company has such a policy. You can also click here to search online. Corporate Matching Gifts can dramatically increase the value of your donation.
How can I donate by mail?
To donate by mail, just send your donation to the friend/family member you’re supporting. You can provide your check or money order (made payable to American Stroke Association), or credit card number as payment Your friend/family member will make sure your donation is processed.
What happens to my donation if the person I’m sponsoring drops out of the training program?
Contributions are processed immediately upon receipt by the American Stroke Association. If injury or other unforeseen circumstances prevent the Train To End Stroke participant from completing the training program, your tedys-team-donation will still be used to support the fight against stroke. No refunds will be issued.
What is a Matching Gift?
Some corporations will match the charitable gifts of their employees. To find out if your company matches charitable gifts, click here to search.
For more information about the American Stroke Association, please visit www.strokeassociation.org.