Donate Today

Funding to provide outstanding programs and services for the children and adults that we serve each and everyday comes from individuals, foundations and corporations who believe in our mission. As a group of not-for-profit organizations, we rely on this financial support. Private donations form an integral part of our support structure, especially when state funding is reduced each year, while the need for our services continues to increase. Your gift in any amount will have a tremendous impact.

Donate by Mail

Gifts of cash, check or credit card are the simplest way to support our mission. Donors will receive a full charitable income tax deduction for the amount of their gift. You can make a donation by mail. Please make your check payable to Lutheran Friends of the Deaf and mail it to:

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf
40 Frost Mill Road, PO Box 100
Mill Neck, NY 11765

You can also make a donation by telephone. It’s easy. Just call 1-800-264-0662. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. We will also accept unused or partially used gift cards for our fundraising events.

Mill Neck Manor Memorial Garden

For those wishing to create a permanent memorial, the Mill Neck Manor Memorial Garden, situated on the beautiful, serene school campus, provides the perfect way. Remembrance opportunities include:

The Partner’s Circle of Honor A circular path of bluestone in the center of Mill Neck Manor’s Memorial Garden, honors Mill Neck supporters who have left a bequest ($2,500 or more) to one of our Organizations through their will.

The Benefactor’s Path honors living supporters, who gave a major gift of $2,500 or more, with an inscribed brick.

The Perpetual Memorial Path honors those deceased, for whom a Perpetual Memorial Gift of $1,000 or more was given, with an inscribed brick.

The Friends Path honors alumni, staff, parents, students, businesses, organizations and individuals, who have given a gift in the amount of $150 or more, with an inscribed brick.

For more information, please email or phone: 1-800-264-0662.

Your Memorial Garden gift will create a year-round reminder of the person you cherish. Through your generosity, Celebrate a Life.

Matching Gift Program

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers, fraternal and professional organizations provide matching gift programs to their employees and retirees to encourage them to make individual donations to their favorite charities. See if your company or organization has a matching gift program, and how you can participate.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Through a unique charitable grant program called Thrivent Choice, eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are helping support 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations across the country, including Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf and Mill Neck Foundation, Inc. If you are a member of Lutheran Fianancial for Lutherans, please don’t let your Choice dollars expire. For more information about how to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to one of our organizations, visit

Planned Giving Program

Planned giving allows future generations of Deaf people around the globe to benefit from the wisdom, wealth and foresight of previous generations. There are so many ways to plan for a distribution to benefit loved ones and the work of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations! Through the LCMS Foundation, a Gift Planning Counselor, in your area, can assist you with the transfer of assets to family, heirs, and ministry. To set up an appointment with a professional Gift Planning Gift Counselor in your area, contact or call 516-922-4100. Some of the assistance you can expect from a Gift Planning Counselor is:

  • Convenient meeting time and place
  • No charge for your counselor’s services
  • Counseling on organizing an estate Lifetime Plan for Giving
  • Complete confidentiality

Counselors share a variety of choices that you may have in developing gift plans, such as Christian preambles, gift annuities and donor-advised funds. They will also give a general overview of other planning techniques like wills, living trusts, and credit shelter trusts.

Having a completed Gift Plan gives you peace of mind knowing that your wishes are fulfilled.

Donate Stocks and Securities

If you have stocks or mutual funds that have appreciated, giving them to the Mill Neck Family of Organizations may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes, while securing a tax deduction for yourself for the full value of the gift. To make a gift of securities, please contact Chris Oddo at or call 516-922-4100 for additional information.

Creative Gifting

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations welcomes "In-kind" support (contributions of equipment, supplies or services as distinct from monetary grants) that complements our existing programs and services. Such support includes: furniture, computers, office equipment, mailing services, computer services, printing and duplicating, graphic arts/design and advertising/promotion/marketing.