ESOPATHON Frequently Asked Questions
What is ESOPATHON?
ESOPATHON is an activity-based, fundraising event that allows employee owners to set up their own charitable fundraising webpage, participate in teams together (like their own ESOP company team), and to make the ESOPATHON part of their Employee Ownership Month programming.
When is ESOPATHON?
The registration process will open in September, and you may begin your efforts as soon as you register. Competitions will finalize on the last day of Employee Ownership Month, October 31. You can start setting up your fundraising page in September so you can build your team and be ready to go on October 1.
Where is ESOPATHON?
Wherever you are! ESOPATHON is a virtual fundraising event that lets you share your story and support employee ownership no matter where
you are located. Companies can form teams that allow in person, virtual and remote employees to participate as well.
How can I participate?
There are multiple ways you can participate! You can participate as an individual, a company or create a team. You can donate to the cause or to any campaign you wish to support!
I’m not much of runner, can I still participate?
Of course! ESOPATHON was built for everyone to participate by doing whatever they choose! You can pick the activity that best suits you! Do you
swim laps? Read books? Want to drink more water during the day?If you can track it in distance, time, or units (think books per week) then you can participate. As you reach out to your friends, coworkers, or even family members, you will ask them to support your efforts by donation to your campaign. Want to swim a mile every day? Read a book every week? Run 100 miles during the month? Go for it!
When can I register?
Registration will open in September and remain open until midnight of October 31st. Just keep in mind the event officially starts October 1st, so if you want to make the most of it, sign up in September and start growing your team and securing pledges!
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
If you are having issues with the ESOPATHON website or have questions about participating in ESOPATHON please email us at:
Where can I learn more about the Employee Ownership Foundation?
To learn more about the Employee Ownership Foundation, please visit our website at www.employeeownershipfoundation.org.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to:
Employee Ownership Foundation
200 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20001
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Employee Ownership Foundation. In the memo line, please indicate the individual or team you would like this
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 15 minutes, please contact us at
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is the Employee Ownership Foundation's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies the Employee Ownership Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Employee Ownership Foundation 's
Tax ID number is 52-1739193.