Ways to Give to Shepherd Center

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As a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 hospital, the Shepherd Center Foundation relies on donations from individuals, families, corporations and foundations to fund programs that benefit patients and their families.

Why make a donation to our non-profit rehabilitation hospital? Donations to the Shepherd Center Foundation help fund unreimbursed patient care programs, purchase patient care and rehabilitation equipment, provide families with on-campus and nearby housing, fund capital projects, and keep Shepherd Center at the forefront of research and technology.

Shepherd Center Foundation has a perfect score of 100/100 on Finance and Accountability as rated by Charity Navigator, which publishes its Encompass Rating System as a comprehensive evaluation tool. The system analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators:  1) Finance and Accountability; 2) Impact and Results; 3) Leadership and Adaptability; and 4) Culture and Community. Charity Navigator is one of several highly reputable assessors of U.S. charities. It exists to evaluate a nonprofit organization's financial health, including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability.

You can make a charitable contribution in a variety of ways:

Personal Contributions

A monetary gift in support of Shepherd Center is the easiest way to give. Your gift to the Shepherd Center Foundation is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. After contributing, you receive an acknowledgment letter for your tax records. Double your contribution by leveraging your company’s matching gift program, if possible. For more information, please email Liza Vega-Smart, Associate Director of Sustained Giving, or call 404-425-7233.

Make an Online Donation

Tribute Gifts

A gift to the Shepherd Center Foundation in memory of a loved one, in honor of an accomplishment or to mark a milestone in someone's life is a very personal and loving tribute.

Shepherd Center will send an acknowledgment card to those you have named and you receive a letter confirming your gift. The acknowledgment card will not include the amount of your gift. For more information, email Jessica Williams or call 404-350-7330.

Make an Online Tribute Gift

Planned Giving

Many individuals provide for the long-term support of the Shepherd Center Foundation through a will bequest, trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy or retirement account. We work with you or your professional advisors to design a giving plan that benefits both you and Shepherd Center. Learn more about planned giving by emailing Dean Melcher or calling 404-350-7306.

Visit Our Planned Giving Site

Charitable Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock – especially long-term appreciated stocks – benefit Shepherd Center and you. Shepherd Center Foundation's account number at Morgan Stanley for a stock transfer is 769-115184-750. Please reference DTC #0015.

To make a stock gift, contact:

Clark Howell
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Phone: 770-933-3024   Fax: 404-418-7101   Email: Clark Howell

We often receive gifts through our broker without the donor’s identity included. Email Jen Swindall, Legacy, Campaign Gifts, Grants Manager, or call 404-350-7301 with questions about donating stock or after transferring stock to Shepherd Center.

Community Fundraisers and Events

Raising money for the Shepherd Center Foundation as a group to honor a friend or loved one is a great way to involve local communities and groups in supporting Shepherd Center. Websites such as Crowdrise.com – visit crowdrise.com/shepherdcenterfoundation – provide safe and secure internet fundraising tools for you and your friends.

Special events, such as golf and/or bowling tournaments, as well as runs, also provide a great way to involve the local community with Shepherd Center. For more information about how to give, please email Shanna Thorpe, Cause and Community Engagement Manager, or call 404-603-5064.