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“The work of the Foundation results in saving lives in the developing world that would typically never even be at risk in the developed world. Touch convenes the public, private, and social sectors in ways that many charities cannot, helping direct the resources, expertise and will of all three toward the mission.”

Steve Lackey – Managing Producer/Editor Communications, McKinsey & Company, donor through McKinsey’s Gift of Hope campaign

Other ways to give

Workplace Giving: every year approximately $5 billion is contributed to charities in the United States through workplace giving campaigns. Employers often match employee donations, multiplying the impact of your gift.  Touch partners with corporations, such as Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company, to create an opportunity for easily accessible giving. If you are interested in a workplace giving program please contact Kira Elbert, Director of Development, at Kira_Elbert@mckinsey.com or 646-573-8318.

Amazon Smile: When you select Touch Foundation as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to support our programs.

Planned Giving:

  • Stock Donation: Giving stock helps Touch and by taking advantage of applicable tax incentives, you can significantly increase the amount of funds available for charitable giving.
  • Bequest: A bequest, including Touch Foundation in your trust or will, is the most common type of planned gift.
  • Retirement Plan or IRA: Another option for a planned gift is naming Touch Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan. A pre-tax plan ensures that your gift will have the most impact.
  • Life Insurance Policy: Consider making a planned gift by making Touch Foundation, Inc. the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You may be entitled to a tax benefit if you do this during your lifetime.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust: If you want to make a gift that will provide an income, you can do this with a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

To learn more about planned giving please contact Kira Elbert, Director of Development, at Kira_Elbert@mckinsey.com or 646-573-8318.


Is my donation secure?

Yes. The confidentiality and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. We use industry-standard SSL (secure sockets layer) technology in order to protect your information and provide a safe environment for all online donations. We will not trade, share, or sell any of your personal information with others, and do not send mailings from other organizations. We will only share personal information with your permission. Read our donor privacy policy.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Touch Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under the law. Touch’s tax identification number is 20-1469976.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, a donation receipt will be sent to you by mail to the address provided. Please be sure to keep a copy of the receipt for tax purposes. If you have selected a recurring gift, we will be sending you one tax receipt annually.

Giving Partners

At Touch, our work relies on strong partnerships with a variety of donors, from governments to corporations and foundations to individual donors. These supporters include:

We are privileged to be a partner of USAID’s mission in Tanzania. Through our public-private partnership with USAID, they match donations we raise privately, allowing us to maximize our impact. Since 2007, USAID has awarded over $11 million to Touch.

Touch is the Tanzanian partner in the RHD (Rheumatic Heart Disease) Action, led globally by Medtronic Foundation. RHD Action focuses on reducing the incidence of rheumatic heart disease in vulnerable populations all over the world.

As Touch’s pro bono general counsel, Stroock has provided legal and charitable support throughout Touch’s history. Stroock has advised Touch Foundation in many practice areas, contributing over 2,775 hours of legal service over the past ten years.

All partners


The word asante means thank you in Swahili, and is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our partners and supporters, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible.  Please contact Bianka Patsalos-Fox, Development Associate, at Bianka_Patsalos-Fox@mckinsey.com or 917-318-2621, for more information on purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

28 Feb 2016

A Touch team ran in the Kilimanjaro Marathon to raise awareness and funds in support of strengthening the Tanzanian health system.

1 Mar 2016

Vodacom hosted an event celebrating the early achievements and launch of the Mobilizing Maternal Health program with Pathfinder and Vodafone Foundation.


Are you interested in witnessing first-hand the impact of our work? Please contact Bianka Patsalos-Fox at Bianka_Patsalos-Fox@Mckinsey.com to learn more about

  • Visiting our work in Tanzania
  • Participating in a race or athletic activity to run, swim, or dance for Touch, using Crowdrise to help you fundraise
  • Hosting an event to introduce your friends to Touch


Touch Foundation offers select volunteer opportunities in our Tanzania and New York offices to interested and qualified individuals. Volunteers at Touch contribute their valuable skills and time to our important mission, working alongside our talented international staff on a variety of different projects, initiatives, and events.

In New York you might help organize an event, conduct outreach, or support our administrative operations in the office. In Tanzania, volunteers conduct research, assist with project implementation, train doctors and medical professionals, and support our programs in various ways depending upon their background, skills, and the length of time they are available.

Whether you are a healthcare professional or academic looking to donate some of your time and skills or a student or professional in New York City with an interest in development and fundraising, we offer a variety of rich experiences and could use your support!

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us at touch_foundation@mckinsey.com to tell us about your skills and interests.

Meet Andrew!

Andrew Hermatz

Andrew Hermatz

Volunteering with Touch was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was given the autonomy to manage multiple projects and apply my skillset to interesting, impactful initiatives, all while immersing myself in the unbelievably welcoming local community. By working closely with a range of stakeholders, including our main partners, other non-profit organizations, and government officials
I got to see the effect of my efforts real-time and came to appreciate the challenges faced by Tanzanians.
Volunteering with Touch is a unique opportunity that I’d highly recommend to anyone interested in supporting the global health community at a local level.