Ways To Give

MemoryCare welcomes support of all kinds. We exist because of a need in our community for the type of care we offer that includes families in the care of those with cognitive disorders. We rely on the generosity of the community to be here and are grateful for the support we receive.

For questions about ways to give to MemoryCare:

Janet Doyle
Development Director
Liz Grieco
Development Assistant
I made a monetary donation to MemoryCare in honor of my parents as a way to express my gratitude to the staff for being our extended family.

Katie Humphrey, Caregiver & Donor

Our community is fortunate to have a program like MemoryCare that helps families manage a difficult disease like Alzheimer’s. I have several family members who have or have had the disease and did not have access to help they needed. I support MemoryCare so families here have what they need.

Fran Alexander, MemoryCare Volunteer/Supporter

As a caregiver, a past board member, and a donor to MemoryCare, I have every confidence that this amazing organization is a good steward of its resources and will use my gifts to serve families in the best way possible. Thank you, MemoryCare!

Linda Hollinshead, MemoryCare Caregiver

Giving Through Your IRA

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and have a Individual Retirement Account (IRA) you can make an immediate impact to MemoryCare through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift. An IRS provision allows you to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from your IRA each year to a qualified charity, such as MemoryCare.

Note: Although the Required Minimum Distribution requirement has been waived for 2020, per the CARES Act signed March 27, 2020, anyone who has reached 70 ½ can still donate up to $100,000 from his/her IRA.

How an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift may benefit you

Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA it is treated as taxable income. If your distribution is made directly to a charity, it is not included in your income. Therefore, you avoid taxes and can save on Medicare costs.

  • Easy and convenient way to make a tax-free gift from a major financial asset!
  • Deducted directly from your gross income!

Qualifications to keep in mind

  • You must be 70 ½ years of age or older at the time of your gift
  • Your total annual IRA Charitable Rollover gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000 in the calendar year of the gift
  • Your transfer must be made to MemoryCare by December 31 of the year you would like to make the gift
  • The transfer must be made from your IRA directly to MemoryCare
    • Gifts from your IRA to donor-advised funds or life-income vehicles such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts do not qualify as IRA Charitable Rollover gifts. If you have assets in a 401(k), 403(b), etc. you must first roll those funds into an IRA. 

Where do I start?

Making your gift is easy. If you are interested in supporting MemoryCare through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift, contact your IRA Administrator.

Download our sample IRA Rollover Letter OR Form to use as preferred:

For informational purposes only. Not an investment recommendation.

MemoryCare does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. Please consult with the appropriate tax or legal professional regarding your particular circumstances before making any investment decisions.

MemoryCare is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number for MemoryCare™ is 56-2178294. Our NC solicitor’s license# is: EX000469

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is more than a term for planning your estate or for ways that you can make a long-term impact on an organization. For many, it is a conscious decision to leave a lasting legacy of support for those in need. For MemoryCare, it is a valued partnership that helps secure our long-term future. Your planned gift to MemoryCare ensures that we continue to provide comprehensive treatment for caregivers and individuals with memory loss, treatment with the care and dignity they deserve.

Estate planning or gift planning ensures the future for MemoryCare. For the donor, such gifts may lower taxes or even provide income.  There are many options for gift planning from your estate: bequests, charitable gift annuities and/or trusts, donating appreciated common stock, gifting the qualified charitable distribution to fulfill the required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA account and more.  Development Director, Janet Doyle, is pleased to help make this easy for you and would be glad to talk with you about giving options.  Janet may be reached at 828-771-2219, or by email, doyle@memorycare.org.

MemoryCare is grateful to receive a gift from any of the following vehicles: wills, trusts, family advised funds, charitable remainder trusts, endowments, insurance and retirement policies.

MemoryCare is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number for MemoryCare™ is
56-2178294. Our NC solicitor’s licence# is: EX000469

Team physician consults with family

Gifts of Stock, Insurance Policies

Acceptance of Stock:

To transfer stocks, retirement plans, etc. please contact Liz Grieco at 828-771-2219 or grieco@memorycare.org for notification of transfer and with any questions.

Acceptance of Insurance Policies:

MemoryCare accepts insurance policies and can be assigned the designated beneficiary of such policies.  For further questions, please contact Liz Grieco

Memorial or Honor Gifts

Donating in memory or in honor of a friend or family member deeply touches hearts. It is a privilege for MemoryCare to receive these gifts.  We acknowledge the individuals on our Donor Wall or as an anonymous gift, if preferred.

“Gifts of Care,” gifts of $10,000 or more to our endowment, will endure in perpetuity and create a lasting legacy at MemoryCare for the beloved.

All contributions enable MemoryCare to do the work of our mission, assisting families faced with caring for a loved one with dementia. Philanthropy from kind and generous friends in our community allows us to support all who ask for our help.  If you have questions about these special gifts, please contact Liz Grieco at 828-771-2219, or by email, grieco@memorycare.org.

If you would like to dedicate a gift online, please follow the link below and check the box “I would like to dedicate this donation.” To mail your gift please complete and include our Donation Form.


MemoryCare has several sponsorship opportunities throughout the year.  We rely on the support of our community partners to provide the community education and outreach we offer.  Thank you!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Grieco at grieco@memorycare.org or at (828) 771-2219.

Donate Your Vehicle

We accept all types of vehicles — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs and even boats. To get started, just complete the form through the link below to our secure online donation form or call (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433 to speak to a representative.

All that you will need to provide is the Certificate of Title upon pickup of your donated vehicle. For answers to common questions about the donation process, please see vehicle donation FAQ’s.


  • Avoid the hassles of selling your car, boat, camper or motorcycle
  • Forget about hefty repair bills
  • If you itemize, your donation is tax deductible

Fill out our donation form through the link below get started…we’ll take it from there!

Facebook Fundraiser

Encourage donations to MemoryCare while also increasing visibility into MemoryCare’s work and mission to your Facebook Friends by inviting them to support your fundraiser. They will then learn more about MemoryCare, the reasons why you are supporting us, and hopefully in return, donate to our mission on your behalf.

Facebook makes raising funds easy, exciting, and secure. Fundraiser creators can set donation goals, track their progress towards their goal, and donors can enter their information securely and easily. With Facebook Fundraisers, you can celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or for no other reason than to support care for families affected by dementia in only a few clicks!

Click below to get started on your own Facebook Fundraiser today: