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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@external.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. Click here for our Stock Donation Form.
  • 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@external.mckinsey.com or 646-573-8318.


FAQs

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

Events

Upcoming Events

Join Touch Foundation as we celebrate the start of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a performance by Tanzanian neo-soul artist Koku Gonza, a live auction, and networking. Proceeds will benefit our work to save lives and relieve human suffering, improving healthcare in Tanzania. Please contact Rosemary Kokuhilwa at rkokuhilwa@gmail.com with any questions.

Co-Chairs: Mari Agory, Georgie Badiel, Mbago Kaniki, and Flaviana Matata.

Host Committee: Nathan Chiume, Nellie Donhossou, Chike Eleazu, Celia Felsher, Isabel Fraser-Moodie, Koku Gonza, Hawa Hassan, Judith Heard, Tasleem Kassum, Justa Lujwangana, Bernitza Lafleur, Joy Martin, Gloria McCarthy, Sylvester Mwingira, Pauline Obura, Roxy Ottizy, Sné Patel, Grace Rwechungura, Doris Rweyemamu, Salematou Sacko, Mina Sanosi, and Giovanni Selvaggi.

Past Events

The word asante means thank you in Swahili. Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our supporters and partners, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible. The 2018 Asante Supper at the Morgan Library & Museum will honor Vik Malhotra and McKinsey & Company.  Please contact Kira Elbert, Director of Development, at Kira_Elbert@external.mckinsey.com or 646-573-8318, for more information on purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

Please contact Alison_Brundrett@external.mckinsey.com if you have any questions about joining Team Touch.

The Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Strategy for Human Resources for Health and the Five-Year Action Plan of the UN Secretary General’s Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth mandate urgent action to strengthen the global health workforce. Please join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, high-level policymakers from the World Health Organization, USAID, Ministry of Health of Malawi and other stakeholders to discuss a realistic path forward to enabling the health workforce policies, investment and data needed to achieve the SDGs and global health workforce compacts.

The word asante means thank you in Swahili.  Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our partners and supporters, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible.  Please register below or contact Kira Elbert, Director of Development, at Kira_Elbert@external.mckinsey.com or 646-573-8318, for more information on purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

Touch Foundation and Vodafone Foundation invite you to a symposium in New York City on May 18th, 2017 for a dynamic discussion of innovative solutions to improve access to quality maternal and newborn care. Expert panelists will share the successes, challenges and future opportunities in emergency transportation as well as designing and scaling other innovative approaches and partnerships that break down barriers to care and improve the lives of mothers and babies globally. Please find full program details here.
Contact Alison Brundrett at Alison_Brundrett@external.mckinsey.com or 917-225-6597 if you have any questions.

interested?

Are you interested in witnessing first-hand the impact of our work? Please contact Taylor Birnbaum at Taylor_Birnbaum@external.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

Volunteer

Seeking skilled volunteers! Depending on which office you are based in, you will:

New York, USA

  • Organize Events
  • Conduct Outreach
  • Support administrative operations

Mwanza, Tanzania

  • Conduct research
  • Assist with project implementation
  • Train doctors and medical professionals

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love your support in reaching our goal to save lives and relieve human suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa!

Contact us at touch_foundation@external.mckinsey.com to tell us about your:

  • Interests
  • Expertise
  • Length of time available

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.”