Ways to Contribute

Please address all questions about contributions to Gregg Roman, Roman@MEForum.org or 215-546-5406 ext. 104.

  1. Credit Card - using this secure page: https://www.meforum.org/participation/

  2. PayPal. Click this button to use PayPal to donate in U.S. dollars or foreign currency:

  3. Mail a Check:
    Please make a check payable to "Middle East Forum" and mail it to:
    Middle East Forum
    1650 Market Street, Suite 3600
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

  4. Donation of stock. Donations of stock may be wired to:

    Vanguard Marketing Corporation
    Account Name: The Middle East Forum
    Account Number: 59334817
    DTC Number: 0062

    Donations of stock may be sent by U.S. mail (with a letter of instruction) to:

    P.O. Box 1110
    Valley Forge, PA 19482-1110

    If you donate stock, please email us at donations@MEForum.org or call 215-546-5406 x104 to inform us of the gift so that we may thank you.

  5. Planned Giving: A gift in perpetuity enhances the Forum's capabilities while allowing you to transfer more wealth to your heirs at a lower cost. Each of the following 4 methods serves a different purpose and fits a specific investment plan:

    1. Charitable Bequest – to remove assets from a taxable estate and make a larger contribution than may be possible during one's lifetime.
    2. Life Insurance – to gain a charitable income tax deduction for the cash surrender value and premiums of a life insurance policy.
    3. Retirement Plan – to reduce the size of a taxable estate, avoid income taxation on those funds, avoid income and estate taxes, and increase the amounts passing to heirs.
    4. Charitable Trust – to see philanthropy in action, making transfers to heirs at a lower tax cost and designating beneficiaries to receive payments for life or a term of years. Three types of Charitable Trusts: Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Lead Trust, Retained Life Estate.

    For more information on MEF's Legacy Society, please contact Gregg Roman, MEF's director, at 215-546-5406 ext. 104 or Roman@MEForum.org.


Benefits: We offer a wide range of benefits and gifts to donors, such as invitations to events (Click here for details.)

International Donations: International donations to the Middle East Forum in a non-U.S. currency are most easily done via PayPal, which draws on one's credit card, debit card, or bank account. If you do not have PayPal, please contact Gregg Roman at 215-546-5406 ext. 104 or Roman@MEForum.org.

Nonprofit Status: The Middle East Forum is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, meaning donations are tax deductible within the United States.

United Way: Donations through United Way's Donor Choice Program, MEF's Agency Code is 52445.

Combined Federal Campaign: The Forum is now included in the Combined Federal Campaign, available to Federal workers. Please see https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ for more details.

Political and Economic Analyses: Middle East Forum staff members are available on contract to do political and economic analyses.

Privacy Policy: The Middle East Forum is committed to protecting the privacy of each donor's personal information. The Middle East Forum securely maintains records of each donor's giving history solely for our internal use and record keeping. The Middle East Forum will only report the donor's personal information to the appropriate government agencies as required by law. The Middle East Forum will not intentionally give, rent, sell or share any of the donor's personal information with a third party except as required by law. The Middle East Forum supports the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Donor Bill of Rights.