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BHAWD Mission Statement - To increase the access of women with disabilities to breast health information, screenings and early breast cancer detection.
BHAWD funds are raised through public and private foundations, Alta Bates Summit Foundation as well as individual gifts. One hundred percent of the donations designated for BHAWD remain in the BHAWD program. BHAWD's exceptional clinical services as well its outstanding professional and community education programs are free of charge. BHAWD is dependent on foundation and community support to continue its important work in ensuring access of early detection screening methods to women with disabilities.
Each fall, corporations provide an opportunity for their employees to financially support the nonprofit organizations of their choice through workplace giving programs. These programs are becoming more diverse, but most involve contributing money through payroll deduction.
Most workplace giving programs- Alta Bates Summit Foundation work place program and United Way- begin in late September and run through the end of the year. Many of our donors find payroll deduction an easy way to support the BHAWD program.
You will see "Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)" in the United Way fund raising materials and may designate all, or part, of your contributions to BHAWD. In the donor choice section of your donor pledge form simply write in "Breast Health Access For Women with Disabilities- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Rehabilitative Services" as your charity of choice. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area you may write in BHAWD's United Way donor code number # 3261 but please write in "Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities".
Although BHAWD is not a member of other workplace giving programs, payroll deductions can be directed to us through their donor choice program. Ask your contact at work for a donor designation form and write in "Breast Health Access For Women with Disabilities- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Rehabilitative Services" as your charity of choice. If you have questions about workplace giving, please contact BHAWD's Manager: (510) 204-4522. (Or BHAWD's e- mail- MaikiF@sutterhealth.org)
Memorial & Tribute Gifts:
We all know someone special: someone we admire, respect and love. Honoring these people by making a charitable gift to BHAWD shows how much you care. People from diverse backgrounds are discovering that charitable gifts are a special way to honor a loved one. Making a tribute gift to BHAWD enables BHAWD to continue its work of ensuring that women with disabilities have equal access to breast health screening services.
Whether you are honoring the memory of a loved one or acknowledging someone on a special occasion, such as a birthday, graduation or wedding, a charitable gift can be a meaningful way to show how much you care. To make a gift, use our secure donation page through Alta Bates Summit Foundation (Or for more information, contact us at 510-204-4522.
Many individuals make gifts through cash contributions; however, there are other ways to honor and remember loved ones. You make a gift to BHAWD through bequest. Or you may choose to give a gift of life insurance. Many families find their insurance needs change over the years. As a result, some life insurance may no longer be needed for its original purpose. An easy way to give the gift of life is to name Breast Health Access for with Disabilities (BHAWD) as a recipient of some or all of the policy's proceeds.
To make a gift, use our secure donation page through Alta Bates Summit Foundation. Or for more information, contact Rand Montoya at 510-204-5082.
As people consider making donations to their favorite charity, it may not occur to them how suitable stocks and securities are as a vehicle to support programs such as BHAWD. Many investors have assets in the form of stocks or securities that they should consider donating rather than cash. There are benefits to giving securities directly to BHAWD rather than selling them.
If you transfer appreciated securities to BHAWD that you've owned for over a year, you receive credit for the full market value of the gift on the day it is made. You also avoid paying capital gains tax. In other words, a $1,000 gift of stock for which you paid $750 entitles you to a charitable tax deduction of $1,000. Since you are making a charitable gift, there is no capital gains tax due on the $250 appreciation.
Using securities to make a gift that provides you with income for life is also a wise way to purchase a charitable gift annuity or to contribute to BHAWD's pooled income fund. For further information on how to transfer stock to BHAWD, contact Chris Rider, Business Services Manager at Alta Bates Summit Foundation. Rick Buxton, Planned Giving Officer, (510) 204-1667, can answer questions about various types of non-cash contributions, including the following: