caring support of individuals, foundations, businesses, Mecklenburg
County and the United Way of the Carolinas, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior
Centers would be unable to provide the services needed to assist older
adults in the community.
donations from the community and support from our many volunteers make it
possible for the agency to bridge the gap between local funding and the
actual cost of providing essential services to seniors and their families.
You can give in
the following ways:
Gifts of Cash or Stock
These gifts are always fully deductible. If your employer has a
Matching Gifts program, your gift of cash could mean even more.
If you own stock, it is usually more advantageous, tax wise, to
contribute stock than cash.
Gifts of Real Estate
By making a year-end gift of appreciated property, your heirs
may avoid the capital gains tax later.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
You could transfer assets to CMSC that would provide you with an
income for life.
The Thora W. McElroy Legacy Society
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers (CMSC) Fund Development
office offers the Legacy Society as one way to thank the valued
donors who have made a gift for the future through planned and
Membership in the Legacy Society is open to any individual who
has made provisions for CMSC through a variety of estate
planning tools such as bequests in a will or trust, charitable
remainder trusts, pooled income funds or gifts of life
insurance. Members of this recognition society receive
acknowledgement in all CMSC publications and on the website, as
well as a certificate of membership.
Donors who have included CMSC in their estate plans should
notify the Fund Development office; this is the only way CMSC
will know about the gifts and be able to say "thank you."
Recognition of one gift may well inspire generosity in others.
Letting CMSC know of their intentions does not create any
obligation on the donors' part, but it does help CMSC tailor
communications to their particular interests and inform them of
developments at the Centers that may be relevant to their
Mecklenburg Senior Centers Endowment Fund
The Foundation for the Carolinas is the administrator for the
Senior Centers Endowment Fund. This foundation is an
experienced steward in managing investments and handling gifts
of all types, including complex donations of closely held
securities and real estate. The purpose of this Endowment is to
provide perpetual income to operate and maintain building
facilities in the years to come.
By contributing gifts to this Endowment, you help fund the
bricks and mortar upkeep of our facilities and assure the
well-being, enrichment and stability of all the older adults who
participate in the vital programs and services offered at CMSC.
Memorial and honorary gifts are acknowledged to the bereaved
family or celebrated person on the same day the gift is
received. The Senior Centers sends an appreciative
acknowledgement on any contribution size. Gift amounts remain
confidential in the acknowledgement.
Our staff will work with you and
your financial advisor to assist with a variety of giving
options. By giving a gift to the Endowment or the Legacy
Society, you will show your appreciation for the wonderful older
adults who have paved the way for us in the past and are
valuable resources in helping us to prepare for the future.
Click here to give online