Cyberonics, Inc., is committed to supporting charitable endeavors that are consistent with the Company’s mission to advance device-based solutions that improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. Cyberonics is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as our Business Practice Standards and policies. To view the Cyberonics Business Practice Standards, including the sections related to grants and donations, go to Corporate compliance and select “Business Practice Standards.” The criteria governing the award of Cyberonics’ grants and donations are intended to ensure that support for activities is never tied to the past or future use of our VNS Therapy.
A charitable contribution by Cyberonics is generally a donation of funds or goods to a charitable organization—an IRS section 501(c)(3) entity—for a charitable purpose. Charitable contributions can also be made to certain government entities, such as a public university. Cyberonics also makes “business donations” to certain nonprofit organizations that are not section 501(c)(3) entities. Examples of entities that may be eligible for a business donation include medical societies and civic associations classified as 501(c)(6) organizations.
Charitable contributions and business donations cannot be made to an individual or to an organization on behalf of a specific individual, no matter how worthy the request.
Examples of contributions that the Company cannot make and prohibited uses of Company support are as follows:
To request a charitable donation from the Company, submit the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by facsimile to 281-283-5585, or by mail to Cyberonics, Inc., 100 Cyberonics Blvd., Houston, TX 77058, Attention: Grant and Donation Review Committee:
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