There are lots of ways to give to support our mission: to inform, support and improve the lives of individuals affected by benign brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease and drive research for a cure.

Matching Gifts

Double Your Donation to Be Brave for Life! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Talk with a human resources representative in your office to see if it’s possible.

Stock Gifts

One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to Be Brave for Life is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits:

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation

Our Federal Tax Id or EIN # is 47-4638576.  For stock transfer instructions, please contact Laura Callen at 201-401-3575 to provide you with our DTC and Account numbers.

Donate by Mail

Just print, complete, and mail in one of our short donation forms with your contribution.You will receive a tax receipt for your donation in the mail.


Be Brave For Life Foundation
282 Sargent HL
Pawlet, VT 05761

For bequests, please add, Attn: Planned Giving. Questions? Please call 201-401-3575 for further information.

Donor-Advised Funds

You can make a gift to Be Brave for Life through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). DAFs can be easily set up through a community foundation or your financial institution to serve as a flexible charitable giving vehicle. Please contact your local community foundation or financial advisor for specific advice about how to establish a DAF. If you already have a DAF through an organization that participates in DAF Direct, you can donate directly to Be Brave here.

Shop Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Be Brave for Life when you select us as your charitable organization. Note: on facebook, we are Be Brave Inc, Pawlet, VT.

Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook makes raising funds for the Be Brave for Life Foundation easy, exciting and secure! Fundraiser creators can set donation goals and track progress toward those goals, and donors can enter their payment information securely and easily on Facebook. With Facebook fundraisers, supporting individuals with brain tumors only takes a few clicks! When you start your fundraiser, just let Facebook know you support the Be Brave for Life Foundation and they will even remind you to add a donation button to some of your posts. It is easy and in a few clicks, you can be fundraising for Be Brave!

Host Your Own Fundraiser

You can support benign brain tumor and cerebrovascular disease research by creating a peer-to-peer fundraising event. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a strategy that makes use of existing donors’ networks and encourages supporters to reach out to their peers, friends, coworkers, and family members for donations. It is easy, fun and the very best way to get more people involved in the fight.

All contributions to the Be Brave for Life Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Be Brave for Life is exempt from federal income tax as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.