The Fine Print of Fundraising

 

 

We will occasionally fund raise for one or more specific patients who would otherwise be unable to have Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  We encourage family members, co-workers, friends, etc to help spread the word.

Our official policy is as follows:

Our policy for paying for treatment for individuals who would not otherwise be able to obtain hyperbaric oxygen therapy is as follows:

  • The Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to its educational and charitable purposes. No part of the receipts, or net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to any individual. The corporation may, however, pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, and make other payments and distributions consistent with our purpose.
  • At the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide goods, services, or funds to individuals in need of assistance who would benefit from individualized Hyperbaric Therapy Education and / or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The Richard A. Neubauer Research Institute may fund partial or full treatments provided by an accredited Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center that RANRI will negotiate with for the fair market rates at and seek to receive partial or full donations when possible, including services for patient evaluation by a physician, and proper follow-up. Educational materials may also be provided to individuals for low or no cost (e.g. our educational publications and pamphlets, videos, research conducted specific to their individual health condition, etc.).  In order to do so, we identify these individuals based on our research and referrals in the field. These individuals will be selected regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, and age.

The IRS has a strict rule against private inurnment – the transfer of any of an organization’s assets to, or for the benefit of, an individual for a nonexempt purpose. Therefore, individuals may not control any fundraising accounts set-up in their name, nor may they withdraw funds from the “accounts” to use as they wish. The tax-exempt organization must at all times determine how its funds, even funds credited to an individual with respect to their fundraising efforts, are used. And, all funds must be used for the organization’s tax-exempt purposes.

The IRS also prohibits earmarking of contributions. You cannot make a tax-deductible contribution to a tax-exempt organization and earmark or designate the funds donated for the support of a specific individual, you can earmark towards a specific treatment.  If one of the current fundraisers is what brought you here, please let us know which one, and we will see that your donation is credited to that person.

1. Individuals understand that the money raised is really the property of the tax-exempt organization; the tax-exempt organization must control the funds and determine what portion, if any, of the amounts raised may be credited to the individuals;

2. All amounts raised are used for the tax-exempt purposes of the organization; the organization, and not the individuals, must determine how the funds are used; and,

3. Individuals may not withdraw funds to use as they wish; individuals who leave the organization cannot take amounts credited to their name with them; the funds stay with the organization to be used for the organization’s tax-exempt purposes.

It is our policy for that any raised funds/donations will only be used for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  Any funds raised and not utilized will be kept in a general fund for other individuals who can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Let Them Roll – Poker and Bunco Night

Join us November 3rd at the Norman P. Murray Center for dinner and a night of Poker or Bunco to salute and benefit our Veterans and others who have been diagnosed with a brain injury.  We will also have a silent auction, and raffle.  (Donations are appreciated.)

 

Click the image to buy tickets or contact Cheryl at 949-209-9924 for sponsorship or donation items.

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Why we fund raise

We are a very small non-profit, in a very small world of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  For the most part we are a volunteer organization, our expenses are kept low, and we rely heavily on donations to offset the cost of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for brain injured people.  We rejoice when we see major life altering healing happen because oxygen, under pressure works.  We rejoice even when there are smaller, but very real quality of life improvements, because oxygen under pressure helped it happen.  And we weep with the very few who have exhausted every other thing they can think of, and it was too late.

The need is great – and we are stretched beyond what we have.  We and our partnering organizations believe strongly in the healing power of oxygen.

When you get a call from a desperate grandmother, her toddler aged grandchild had a near drowning experience in July, he was discharged from the hospital – according to the neurologist “go home and die”.  What can you do besides say “We can’t promise anything, but come let’s try!”

When a brain injured young man calls and tells his story, he is permanently disabled from a car accident in Mexico, there is literally not even an extra $50.00 in his budget – what can you do except say “We can’t promise anything, but come, let’s try the healing power of hyperbarics.”

When you and your partnering clinic have promised to treat Veterans at no charge – and you already have two going through treatment, and a veteran and current first responder calls and says “I think this may be my last chance or I will die.”  What can you say except “We can’t promise anything, but come, let’s try!”

When a mom of two calls and says “So, there was a car accident 20 years ago, and I have had an undiagnosed TBI, can you help?” What can we say besides “Yes, that’s been a long time, but come, let’s try!”

When the mother of a fallen navy seal called because she knows another Navy Seal who desperately needs hyperbaric oxygen, we said yes!  After his first couple of treatments he started telling us how he was feeling better and how his co-workers and family were noticing the differences, we breathe deeply knowing that we have helped save a business, started a family towards reconciliation, and possibly saved a life.

These are the phone calls and stories in the last six weeks.  So, we say yes, we try to balance with those who can afford treatment, those who can pay towards their treatment, those who may possibly be able to have insurance offset (very unlikely), our partner organizations treat ahead of payment and we see some level of success much more often than not, and we continue to ask for support.  We ask support from our generous friends and others who are interested in actually healing the brain, not masking the symptoms with drugs that literally suck the life out people.

We have fundraisers  – like our Poker Night on November 3rd. Buy tickets for Let Them Roll Night

We participate in online communities like the Paypal Giving Fund – There are also options that if you sell on ebay, the proceeds can go to our organization.

We  have our own campaign started here http://ranri.org/campaigns/brain-injury-treatment-campaign/

We apply for grants, and we ask for your support.  If you would like to sponsor one of our veterans or others listed above, or would like to host a fundraiser** on their behalf, please get in touch with us here.

If you can’t support us, but can help us with our fundraiser by soliciting donations or selling tickets, or are great on social media and can spread the word, please get in touch with us.

 

Thank you for your time and your support as we work towards healing….one breath at a time.

If you are here seeking help, and you feel a little overwhelmed, please don’t give up – give us a call and let us see how we can help!

 

**fundraisers must be approved ahead of time, we will only utilize our paypal fund account for online fundraisers**

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