Ways to Give

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

Donations help fund unreimbursed patient care programs, purchase patient care and rehabilitation equipment, provide families with on-campus housing, fund capital projects, and keep Shepherd Center at the forefront of research and technology.

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

Personal Contributions

A gift of cash 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. We will send you an acknowledgment letter for your tax records. If your company has a matching gift program, the gift can be doubled in value. For more information, call 404-350-7306 or email Dean Melcher.

Make an Online Donation

Tribute Gifts

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

Make an Online Tribute Gift

Planned Giving

Many individuals provide for the long-term support of Shepherd Center through a will bequest, trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, or retirement account. We are pleased to speak with you or your professional advisors to help you design a giving plan that will best benefit you and Shepherd Center. Learn more about options in planned giving by calling 404-350-7301 or emailing Jen Swindall.

Visit Our Planned Giving Web Site

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock—especially long-term appreciated stocks—provide benefits to Shepherd Center while also benefiting you. Shepherd Center Foundation's account number at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 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

Stock is very often received by our broker without the donor’s identity included, so please contact Jen Swindall, Major and Planned Gifts Officer, at 404-350-7301 or email Jen Swindall when you have transferred your stock, or if you have any questions.

Community Fundraisers and Events

Raising money for Shepherd Center 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, please contact Dean Melcher, Director of Development Operations at 404-350-7306 or email Dean Melcher.