The Alzheimer's Association welcomes companies, individuals and groups to host their own fundraising activities with unique events or functions. Be as creative, big or small, elaborate or simple as you want, just remember to have fun with it! For more information or fundraising ideas, contact Ellen May at (800) 861-7826 ext 205. Thank you for your support.
Charitable Gift Plans (Outright or immediate use gifts)
The most common examples of outright and immediate use gifts are cash in the form of personal checks or credit card transactions. Donate now online, or send your personal check to our main office at 4700 N. Congress Ave., Ste 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
FOR DONORS OF IRA GIFTS: The Charitable IRA Rollover benefits of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 ended December 31, 2007 for all individual donors qualifying at age 70 1/2 or older. However, work is underway thanks to the National Commitee on Planned Giving (NCPG) and Independent Sector to reinstate and extend the rollover benefit in 2008. If you would like to keep track of this legislative process and voice your support of NCPG's efforts to your legislators, go to http://www.ncpg.org/ for more information.
Another form of outright support is through gifts of appreciated securities which may be given in their physical certificate or electronic form. Please call Grace Grant-Brown, our Chief Financial Officer, at (800) 861-7826 ext. 2 for specific instructions prior to making a gift of appreciated securities.
You can donate your car, boat, RV, motorcycle and other tangible property, including real estate, jewelry and artwork. The market value of each item is tax-deductible. For free appraisal, removal and tax receipt, contact Dottie Carson, at 1.800.861.7826.
Cell phones can be in any condition and directly benefit the Chapter's programs and services. Please place phones in a bag, with the manufacturer printed on the outside, then deliver to one of the following locations:
- Ft. Lauderdale - Alzheimer's Association, Colony Springs Building, 8333 W. McNab Rd., #129, Tamarac, FL 33321
Real property such as land, a primary residence or vacation home that are not encumbered with debt or environmental hazards may be helpful to carrying out our mission in the counties we serve. We ask you to first contact us for evaluating whether or not your property can be accepted as a gift for our immediate use.
Charitable Gift Plans (Use of the gift is deferred or after donor's lifetime)
The following gift plans reflect ways to contribute money or assets, while simultaneously realizing some of your financial and estate planning goals. The Association offers a variety of arrangements to meet your needs, including:
Bequests - gifts made through a will or trust for those that would like to make a significant contribution, but cannot give up income or capital during their life. Sample draft bequest language is provided for the donor and their attorney for review and establishing a charitable bequest supporting the Alzheimer's Association.
Individual Retirement Accounts - the best asset for beneficiary designation to charity or to a charitable trust in order to protect and provide income to loved ones after your lifetime without exhorbitant taxation against your estate when this (IRD - income in respect of decedent) asset type is left directly to family heirs.
Life Insurance - you may name the Alzheimer's Association as a charitable beneficiary of life insurance policies and retain the right to own your policy, or give the right of ownership to Alzheimer's when the policy is paid in full.
Real Property - donate a residence, vacation home, ranch or farm and retain the right to live there for the rest of your life or place the property into a charitable trust that may liquidate your property and generate life income until the remainder of the trust passes to the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association. The Association will not serve as trustee until all real property is first liquidated and reinvested in publicly traded investments to avoid unforeseeable liabilities or conflicts of interest.
For more information or to find out more on how you can donate, call 1.800.861.7826 or e-mail Dottie Carson or Melodie Turish at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The ideas shared on this page are for educational purposes only, and not intended to provide nor substitute for legal or tax counsel necessary to the donor in evaluating their individual benefits when making a charitable gift.