Ways To Give
Make an impact for patients and families at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment at the University of Missouri
Make an immediate impact
Please send checks to:
Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Walmart Spark Good
Support the Thompson Foundation by rounding up your purchase at checkout on Walmart.com. You can also donate products from our registry that will support patients at the Thompson Center. Click to register.
ShopRaise is an easy way to support the Thompson Foundation with your online purchases. The program is free – you do not pay any more for the items you buy, and you get access to all the best coupons and deals! Download the ShopRaise mobile or desktop app and every time you make a purchase at a participating retailer, a percentage will support the Thompson Foundation. Click to download and start supporting us with every purchase.
Make a Bigger Impact
Donating stocks is one of the most tax-smart ways to support the Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopment. Donating stock directly to a charity helps you avoid capital gains taxes, allowing your full donation to support the Thompson Foundation. Talk to your financial planner to see if a donation of stock could benefit your financial portfolio.
Establishing a donor-advised fund (DAF) allows donors to make a charitable donation and receive an immediate tax deduction. Then, donors can recommend grants from the fund whenever they choose. If you have a DAF, consider recommending a grant to the Thompson Foundation.
IRA rollover gift
If you are over age 70.5 and have a traditional IRA, you may donate up to $100,000 annually directly from your IRA to the Thompson Foundation without a tax penalty. There is no need to itemize and there is no income to you. In addition, the gift counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) – if applicable.
If you own appreciated real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch or commercial property), you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift of that property to the Thompson Foundation.
Tangible property: artwork, antiques, stamp or coin collections, jewelry, furniture, and rare books
Intangible property: copyrights, websites, and royalties
Your employer may participate in corporate matching gifts, which financially matches the donations you make to the Thompson Foundation. Contact your HR department to see if your employer matches charitable gifts made by employees.
You can create a lasting impact by including the Thompson Foundation in your estate plan. Avenues for future giving include bequests through a will or trust, or beneficiary designation for insurance policies, bank accounts, or automobiles. View examples of sample language to update your estate plans.