Impact of Donations
The money you raise at Jet Pull MS funds groundbreaking research – like developing new disease-modifying therapies – to stop disease progression and get us closer to a cure. Your fundraising also supports National Multiple Sclerosis Society resources, programs and services that give people affected by MS what they need to live their best lives. Learn more.
Checks & Receipts
Addressing a Check
Checks must be made out to the “National MS Society.” If you receive a check payable to your team, write "National MS Society" above your team’s name. If it's made out to you, please endorse the check payable to the National MS Society. Please write your name, event and event year on the memo line of every check you turn in (e.g., "Craig Edward, MS Jet Pull 2023") – whether through the app or mail.
Electronically Deposit a Check Donation
Download the National MS Society app on your Android or iOS device. When you receive a check donation, upload it to your Fundraising Center by using the Mobile Check Capture feature on the app (tap on Enter Donations).
Typically, your fundraising total will instantly update after uploading the check (note: checks may take up to 72 hours.). This is the quickest way for check donations to reflect in your fundraising account. After you upload the check, there is no need to mail the physical checks.
Mail your donations (made out to National MS Society) with a completed Donation Tracking Form to:
ATTN: MS Staff
1111 Cromwell Ave.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Everyone who makes an online donation will receive an e-mail confirmation receipt for tax purposes. Donors who give $250 or more will receive a thank you letter and receipt by mail. For donations less than $250, the IRS will accept the following as proof of a charitable donation: a canceled check, bank or credit union statement, or a credit card statement.
A matching gift is a gift from a donor's employer that matches the donor's original gift, often dollar-for-dollar. You can significantly increase your fundraising by asking your donors to apply for matching gifts if their employer offers them.
How Matching Gifts Work
Donors must submit the appropriate information to their company regarding matching gifts. The company may reach out to us to confirm the donation was made and our staff will send confirmation to the donor's company. Once we receive the matching gift check, we will credit the amount to your fundraising total. Please remember, this process may take some time depending on how frequently companies pay out charitable donations. However, if we have received the matching gift paperwork by the fundraising deadline, we will include the pending donation in your fundraising total.
Steps to Submitting a Matching Gift
1) Search for Employer’s Matching Gift Program
To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, search below, ask your human resources staff, or visit your company's intranet.
See if your employer will match your donation!
2) Request a Matching Gift
Talk to your employer about their matching gift process. Generally, your human resources department is a great place to start.
3) Send a Matching Gift Form
Refer to the instructions on the matching gift form. If you need to mail or email the form to us, please use the following information (please include the participant's name and event with your matching gift form):
National MS Society
Attn: Matching Gifts
733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Our Tax ID# is 13-5661935.
Track Your Matching Gift
Check the Progress section of your Fundraising Center. It usually takes months before we receive matching gifts; however, you will still receive credit for matching gifts for prize purposes – just make sure the gift shows as “pending” in your fundraising totals.
If the gift is not yet showing as “pending” on your fundraising totals, please save the confirmation provided by the company when you submitted the matching gift request and email MatchingGifts@nmss.org.