Ways to Give to Shepherd Center

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

Donations 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 contact Ellen Perry, Associate Director of Sustained Giving, at 404-425-7233 or email Liza Vega-Smart.

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 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 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 calling 404-350-7301 or email Jen Swindall.

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. Contact Jen Swindall, Major and Planned Gifts Officer, at 404-350-7301 or email Jen Swindall with questions about donating stock or after transferring stock to Shepherd Center.

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 Shanna Thorpe, Donor and Community Relations Associate, at 404-350-5064 or email Shanna Thorpe.