Ways to Give

By Credit Card: Visit this page to donate by credit card.

By Mail: Click here to download a form you can print and mail along with a check made out to Monell Chemical Senses Center to:
Development Office
Monell Chemical Senses Center
3500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

By Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT): Authorizing electronic funds transfer (EFT) as your donation method will speed delivery to our bank account. Please contact giving@monell.org or call 267-519-4715 to request EFT information.

Employee Matching: Your company may match your financial contribution, increasing the value of your gift. Contact your employer to find out if this option is available to you and send us your employee matching form with your gift.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts: Pay tribute to a friend or loved one through a gift to Monell in their name by noting your tribute on your pledge form or giving envelope.

Gifts by Stock: Donations of publicly traded securities are a common, tax-wise method of making charitable gifts. In this way, you can help Monell continue its mission to advance discovery in taste and smell while gaining valuable tax advantages. Please contact giving@monell.org or call 267-519-4715 to request a securities transfer form or to learn more.

Gift by Will: A bequest is simple to do and costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for a charity’s future. You retain control and use of your assets during your lifetime. You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change. Gifts from your estate may be exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have already left the Monell Center in your will, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and better plan for the future. If you plan on adding Monell to your will, we can provide sample language for residuary or specific bequests. Email us at: giving@monell.org.

IRA: Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners ages 70 1/2 or over can directly transfer, tax-free, up to $100,000 per year to Monell. Note that the CARES Act of 2020 temporarily waived Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) due to COVID-19 but this does not impact your ability to transfer funds tax-free from your IRA. Another tax-wise strategy, particularly in the case of inheritance taxes, is to name Monell as a beneficiary of your IRA which is typically easy to do by contacting your financial institution.

Donor Advised Funds: A donor advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that provides an immediate tax benefit to you and allows you to grant funds to charities of your choice. DAFs make it easy for you to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some cases, certain illiquid assets, to Monell or any public charity. DAFs also provide a convenient and tax-efficient method to manage all of your charitable giving. Many financial institutions offer DAFs. If you already have a DAF, simply log into your account to begin granting to Monell (Tax ID Number 232020897). Login pages for a few of the major financial institutions offering DAFs are below:

Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit organization established within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; contributions to the Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

The official registration and financial information of the Monell Chemical Senses Center may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of the State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Please discuss these ideas with your financial advisors and/or tax professionals. If you have questions about how your gift can make the most impact at the Monell Center, please contact:

Jenifer Trachtman
Director of Development

Monell Chemical Senses Center
Tax ID 232020897