Contribution Form

The MEF offers several ways to participate and support its activities. Whether you make a donation or join as a member, we welcome your involvement. Your support helps further our mission of educating Americans about the Middle East and influencing U.S. policy towards that region. The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998. For more information, view our IRS letter of determination

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Participation Options

Enroll me in the Middle East Forum for one year as a:

Principal ($10,000 annually)
Founder ($5,000 annually)
Benefactor ($1,500 annually)
Friend ($500 annually)
Sponsor ($250 annually)
Member ($75 annually)
Other: $ specify amount
As a special gift, for a contribution of $250 or more, please send me one of the following:

(For international donations under $1,000, $11 will be added for delivery to Canada/Mexico, or $26 for all other countries.)

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Ways to Contribute

Credit Card Online. Fill in the form and click the Submit button. This is a secure page, encrypted with 256 bit SSL.

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

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

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:

Vanguard
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.

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.

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION

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.

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