Gifts of StockDonors who own stock that has significantly appreciated since it was purchased may give the stock to Friendship Center. This can result in a significant gift, an income tax deduction, and avoidance of capital gains tax. For more information about Planned Giving and becoming a Friendship Circle Member, as well as other ways to give, contact Executive Director Heidi Holly at (805) 969-0859.
Wish ListWe always appreciate small gift items that can be used as Bingo prizes—costume jewelry, inexpensive cosmetics, or simple decorative items. We also welcome donations of gift cards to restaurants and places of interest for “Our Let’s Go” excursion program.
Take A LEAP!Help support Friendship Center’s Life Enrichment Activity Program (LEAP).
LEAP provides a variety of life-enrichment activities led by professional instructors/entertainers, who engage our members in body, mind, and spirit with movement and music. As they are professionals, we pay a fee for their services, averaging $50 per session.
Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated … they make our hearts LEAP!
As a non-profit organization, Friendship Center relies heavily on private funding to provide the services that support quality of life in the community for people affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Private funding comes to us in various forms, including general donations, dollars raised through our fundraising events and annual campaign, foundation grants, corporate support, and bequests. Below are ways you can help support Friendship Center. All donations are tax-deductible and will be recognized with written acknowledgement. Friendship Center is a certified 501(c)(3) agency.
Friendship Circle & Planned Giving
Friendship Center’s Board of Directors founded Friendship Circle to honor the generosity of donors who are helping build the Center’s Endowment Fund and provide stability for our daily operational costs. We applaud these individuals for their foresight and commitment to Friendship Center’s mission.
Friendship Circle recognizes donors who name Friendship Center in their wills or trusts and those who make planned gifts to the Center, including donors who have made significant lifetime gifts. Gifts may be unrestricted, designated for programs, or designated for our Endowment Fund with only the interest income available for program operating expenses.
Tributes and Memorials
Any donation to Friendship Center may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one or in honor of a Friendship Center staff member. Please provide the name of the honoree and, if you wish, an address to notify the honoree or deceased’s family that the gift has been made.