FAQs

What is the DEA Educational Foundation?
The DEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preventing drug abuse through outreach, education, and programs.
What are the Foundation’s fundraising priorities and who sets them?
The Board Chairman and the President of the Foundation set the fundraising goals for the Foundation’s major initiatives such as Drugs: Costs and Consequences, DEA Youth Dance Program, Symposia, and scholarships.
What is the difference between restricted and unrestricted gifts?
An unrestricted gift is given to the Foundation without any restriction on its use. This allows the Foundation to place the contributions where the most critical need exists. Restricted gifts, on the other hand, are earmarked by the donor for a specific program or purpose. Donations of any amount may be restricted to a specific program. Please note the name of the initiative when making your gift, or contact the Foundation for more information on restricting your gift.
How does my gift go to where the needs are greatest?
The Board of Directors of the Foundation direct the use of the unrestricted gifts based upon their direct knowledge of the current priorities.
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a comprehensive program for soliciting ongoing support for the Museum’s outreach and educational programs. The Annual Fund’s direct mail solicitations combine our annual appeals into one simple and direct program that is more convenient and flexible to our donors.
Does the Foundation accept every gift offered by donors?
The DEA Educational Foundation accepts most, but not all gifts that are offered by donors. Cash gifts, and gifts which are readily or eventually convertible to cash (stocks, bonds, insurance policies, annuity contracts, etc.) are the most easily accepted. Gifts of real property (land, buildings, etc.) and tangible personal property (artwork, jewelry, historical artifacts, etc.) are accepted on a case-by-case.
To whom do I write my check?
The DEA Educational Foundation
(If you would like to support a specific program, please refer to it in the memo section of your check.)
Where do I send my check?
The DEA Educational Foundation
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 165
Washington, DC 20006
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, to the extent allowed by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return. The DEA Educational Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, taxpayer identification number 52-1922097.
Will I get a receipt for my gift?
Yes, soon after your gift is received, you will receive a printed receipt for your gift. If you give online, you will also receive a confirmation of your gift via e-mail.
I have more questions about making a gift. Whom do I contact?
If you have additional questions about making a gift, please contact Bill Alden at bill.alden@deaeducationalfoundation.org, or via telephone at 540-729-2551.