Q. How can I get involved?
A. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center has a number of
available. Please contact the Development Coordinator at (216) 325-7579 for further information.
Q. How do I make a gift to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center?
A. Click here to see the many ways (including online, mailing a check, stock or real estate transfer, or through a planned giving vehicle such as a bequest or charitable gift annuity). For specific questions, contact the Director of Development, at (216) 325-7575.
Q. How can I make a gift to CHSC through a planned gift or through my will or bequest?
A. There are many opportunities for making planned gifts to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, etc. For further information, please contact the Director of Development, at (216) 325-7575.
Q. Will you accept a gift from my company or private foundation?
A. Yes. Gifts from companies and private foundations will be accepted. Click here for how to make a gift to CHSC, or contact a Development Associate, at (216) 325-7576.
Q. Can I make a gift of appreciated stock to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center?
For stock transfer instructions, please contact the Director of Development, at (216) 325-7575.
Click here for link to stock transfer instructions.
Q. Can I make a donation using my credit card?
A. Yes. Please use our online donation form. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Or you may call (216) 325-7579 to speak with the Development Coordinator, who can process your donation over the phone.
Q. How will my gift be used?
A. Your gift to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center will enable us to provide
services to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, have difficulty speaking,
have other language or literacy delays and disorders or have other
communication issues. Your gift may be designated to one of our programs
or services or will be applied where needed most.
Q. How should I make my check payable, and where do I mail it?
A. Please make your check payable to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center.
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4319
Q. How much of my gift will be used for actual programs and services vs. administrative costs?
A. Annually, 83.6 percent of our annual budget is dedicated toward programs and
services, with only 16.4 percent dedicated toward administration and fundraising
expenses. Your gift will truly impact our ability to serve the community.
Q. How can I take advantage of my company's matching gift program?
A. Your employer may match your charitable gift to Cleveland Hearing &
Speech Center. Contact your Human Resources department to see if your
company has a matching gift program. If so, you will be provided with a
matching gift form that you should complete and mail in with your check.
Some companies have this form online. Cleveland Hearing & Speech
Center completes the rest of the form and mails it to your company. They
will mail us a check to match your gift.
Q. Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
A. Yes. When you send us your gift, please send the name of the person
you are honoring or remembering, along with an address for that individual
or his/her family. We will mail a letter to the person you are honoring or to
the family of the person you are remembering stating that you have made
Q. Can I designate my United Way gift to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center?
A. Yes. When you make a gift of $50 or more to United Way, you may
designate Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center as the organization to
which you are designating all or part of your gift. We will receive notification
of your gift designation directly from United Way. United Way will retain
12.6 percent of your gift for administrative purposes.
Q. Can I designate my gift for a specific purpose?
A. Yes. You may designate your gift to one of our programs or services
(Audiology, Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Regional
Infant Hearing Program or Speech-Language and Learning), toward our
general endowment or toward a specific program. Your undesignated gift
will be used where needed most.
Q. Are my gifts to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center tax-deductible?
A. Yes. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt,
501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax-deductible, to the full extent of the law.
If you have received goods or services in exchange for your gift (i.e.
purchasing an auction item), the value of those goods or services is
deducted from the total amount of your gift for the tax-deductible portion of