Special Olympics Kentucky has always been a grass roots program supported by people through individual contributions. Special Olympics Kentucky is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation, and is able to offer certain tax benefits to those who contribute. Kentucky offers several ways to support the work of the organization through traditional methods such as direct mail and telemarketing, as well as Special Events and individual giving programs.
People in Kentucky have opportunities to provide needed support in ways that are meaningful for them throughout the year. Special Olympics has always depended on individuals to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Listed below are examples of ways one can support our activities.
Web Donation: Donations can be made through the secure Special Olympics website. The secure, on-line donation form can be accessed from the "Make a Donation" button on the right hand side on nearly all pages on the Web site.
Special Olympics Direct Mail: Special Olympics Kentucky, in conjunction with our International office, conducts a regular program of direct mail. This program is organized by our International office and benefits Kentucky's athletes. For more information contact Malcolm Bailey.
Phone: Donations can be made by credit card simply by calling the Special Olympics Office at 800-633-7403 and giving the information to our Development Team.
Planned Gifts: Individuals can make significant gifts to Special Olympics Kentucky through planned gifts of many kinds. The process for planned giving is a creative process which adapts to the changing needs and wishes of the donor. Special Olympics Kentucky is committed to providing its programs for many years to come. We welcome the opportunity to discuss ways that a planned gift can provide significant benefits to the donor while attaining both philanthropic and financial goals. For more information visit our planned giving page, or contact President/CEO Trish Mazzoni.
In-Kind Gifts: People wishing to contribute in-kind gifts of either time or merchandise are welcome to do so. Contact Trish Mazzoni either by e-mail or at 800-633-7403 to discuss in-kind gifts of time. See our wish list for items currently needed at the SOKY Office.