Defeat MSA: Joseph G. Fortier Foundation is a Federally Tax Exempt Non-Profit with 501c3 approval according to the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under 170 of the IRS Code. It is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The Foundation is further classified as a public charity.
MSA Patient Support, Awareness and Education Funding:
A portion of funds collected by Defeat MSA from donations and other funding sources will be directed toward efforts to help patients currently suffering from the disease, to support the education of medical professionals and to develop awareness campaigns. In order to conduct these activities, to do so in the most economically viable way and to have a greater impact, Defeat MSA will work with our partnering charities to bring about our support, educational and awareness objectives.
MSA Curative Research Funding
Another portion of funds collected by Defeat MSA from donations and other funding sources will be directed toward efforts to cure and/or slow the progress of the disease. In this regard, we will foster promising research that is closest to clinical application and in order to do so in the most economically viable way, Defeat MSA will consult both with members of its own volunteer research advisory board and with the global scientific advisory board, such as one sponsored by the MSA Coalition. And as with all of our activities, our aim will be to maintain the highest of professional ethics, organizational integrity and financial transparency.
The board of directors, the charity director and all the advisers associated with Defeat MSA are completely volunteer. There are no paid salaries.