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The American Red Cross Bay Area is an independent, non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the American people for its financial support. We are not a government agency; voluntary contributions are the key to our ability to respond when help can't wait. The percentage of income Red Cross spends on direct services consistently ranks it among the nation's most well-managed non-profit organizations, according to Charity Navigator and SGS, which tracks the performance of non-governmental organizations. View our certificate from SGS. [PDF, 391K]

Learn how we honor our donors in the Henry Dunant and Clara Barton Societies.

Please contact Gabrielle Kulin at kuling@usa.redcross.org or (415) 427-8147 if you have any questions.

Cash | If you prefer to make a cash contribution, please stop by your local Red Cross office to personally deliver your gift and receive a receipt.

Checks | Please make checks payable to "American Red Cross Bay Area." Our mailing address is 85 Second Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105.

Memorials and Tributes | Honor a loved one or friend.

Online Donation | Your transactions are secured by VeriSign.

United Way Designated Giving | Choose the Red Cross for your United Way donations.

Gifts of Stock | Reduce your taxable income.

Cause Marketing | Form mutually beneficial marketing sponsorships.

Partnership Opportunities | Corporate support of programs and services.

In-Kind Gifts | Guidelines for in-kind donations of goods.

*NOTE: Please contact Gary Ogburn at ogburng@usa.redcross.org, (415) 427-8171, or Bill Ruettinger at ruettingerw@usa.redcross.org, (415) 427-8989, to ensure that your planned gift is properly acknowledged.

*If you would like some advice regarding charitable giving, please see our Advisor Referral List.

* Are you a professional advisor? Please see our list of frequently asked questions. [PDF, 13K]

Annuities | Guaranteed income for life.

Charitable IRA Rollover | Make a tax-free transfer directly from your IRA.

Deferred Annuities | A supplemental retirement plan.

Legacy Society | Include the Red Cross in your estate plan.

Life Insurance | Make use of an asset that you no longer need.

Living Trusts | Include the Red Cross in your living trust.

Retirement Plans | Name the Red Cross as a beneficiary.

Wills and Bequests | Name the Red Cross in your will.

American Red Cross Bay Area
85 Second Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

(888) 4-HELP-BAY or (415) 427-8000

ęCopyright 2007, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. All Rights Reserved.
85 Second Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105 : (415) 427-8000
Photos: Gene Dailey, Elena Fava Emerson, Bonnie Gillespie.