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Financial Support

Support The MIND Center and you’re supporting hope for the millions of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide. You’re supporting research into therapies that will slow, stop, or even prevent these diseases. Any level of support can help us bring Alzheimer’s and dementia-care services and support to Mississippians across the state.

One-time or monthly gifts

One-time or recurring gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. Make a one-time gift by donating online or by mail. To set up a recurring gift, call (601) 815-4299 or email mindcenter@umc.edu.

Memorial gifts to honor a loved one

Memorial gifts may be made online, by mail, or by phone

All memorial gifts will be acknowledged through a personal note to the family of your loved one. The steps for setting up a memorial gift can be found here

Legacy gifts

Change the future with a lasting gift to The MIND Center (TIN 23-7310293).

  • Bequests
    Make a gift in your will for a fixed amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Beneficiary
    Name the UM Foundation for the benefit of The MIND Center as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement or investment account, checking or savings account, or certificate of deposit
  • Charitable trust
    Create a charitable trust benefitting The MIND Center with the help of your attorney.
  • Charitable gift annuity
    Make a gift of cash or other assets, and in return, you or your designee receive fixed, annual payments for life.

IRA gifts for 70 ½ or above

If you are age 70 ½ or above, you are allowed to direct up to $100,000.00 annually from an individual retirement account to a qualifying charitable organization to avoid the tax liability from the additional income of your required minimum distribution.

Sponsorship opportunities

Throughout the year, The MIND Center hosts several unique fundraising events which offer sponsorship opportunities to businesses and individuals.

Workplace campaigns

Check with your employer to see if the company offers the option of donating to a charity through the onvenience of payroll deduction.

Donor recognition

  • Patron - $10,000 to $99,999
  • Ambassador - $100,000 to $499,999
  • Leader - $500,000 to $999,999
  • Benefactor - $1,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Partner - $10,000,000 and higher

Upon cumulative giving of $10,000 or more, donors will be recognized on the donor wall in the Gertrude C. Ford MIND Research

For more information

For more information on making a gift to The MIND Center, contact the the UMMC Office of Development officer listed below.