When Alzheimer’s disease touches someone close to you, it is natural to want to honor or remember that person in a special way. Spring presents many occasions to pay tribute to family and friends and celebrate a special event in someone’s life. Father’s Day, graduations, and weddings all can be occasions to make a meaningful gift that speaks highly of your admiration for a loved one or friend. At the same time, you can help Alzheimer’s New Jersey continue its vital work in the community.
There are many ways that you can choose to make your tribute or memorial gift. You may want to consider one of the following:
A gift by check or credit card – you can mail a check or make a donation online with a credit card.
Appreciated stock – you can give stock directly to us and allow us to sell it. If you choose to sell it yourself and donate the proceeds, you will be subject to capital gains tax, which may reduce the amount of your gift.
A gift in a will – a bequest is a provision in one’s will that provides for a gift from your estate to Alzheimer’s New Jersey. Establishing a bequest can be as simple as inserting a few sentences in your will or easily can be added as an amendment, called a codicil, to an existing will.
Life Insurance – naming Alzheimer’s New Jersey as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is a great way to support our mission. The policy can be either a new one or a paid-up policy that is no longer needed for its original purpose. The most direct way to make this type of gift is to name the Alzheimer’s New Jersey as both the owner and the beneficiary of the life insurance policy.
A Benefit Event – for example, have a party to celebrate a birthday, graduation or the arrival of spring, and in lieu of presents, ask your guests for a special contribution to Alzheimer’s New Jersey.
Upon receipt of your contribution or documentation of your estate gift, we will notify the family of the deceased, informing them of your generosity, or mark a special occasion or other tribute by sending a notification to the person that you designate.
What better way to remember the people who have had an impact on your life than by making a gift to Alzheimer’s New Jersey in their name? Your gift will serve as a meaningful honor to, and will make a lasting impact on, our programs and services for families that continue to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
If you would like more information, please contact Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications at 973-586-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.