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Today, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s every 69 seconds, which in turn makes this disease the 6th leading cause of death across all ages and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. In addition, Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and affects 1 in 8 people aged 65 and older. Needless to say, this disease affects each of us in one shape or another based on the above statistics. The good news is – there are people who have dedicated their careers and lives to the mission to find a way to not only slow the progression of this devastating disease, but to eventually find a cure. However, they cannot do this alone. They need your help, now more than ever.
The research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging depends on both public and private funds to operate. Our public funds come from competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging. Our private funding comes from foundation-sponsored programs and from individual gifts and bequests from patients, families, friends, corporations and other benefactors.
Competitive grant funding supports the day to day operations of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, but private donations help fund much of the research that we do. Private gifts also allow us to provide excellent community caregiver support, education, and training. In short, private gifts are essential to our mission of research and education to treat, and ultimately, to prevent debilitating brain disorders.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, unless science is able to slow down the progression of this disease, the US will see nearly a 50% increase in the numbers above by 2030. Please consider making a gift to the Center and to help us change the lives of older persons in Kentucky and nationwide.
Your gift is more than money; it is a Gift of Hope, not only for today, but for all generations to come.
This secure and confidential online giving form allows you to make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund (Sanders Brown Center on Aging) by using any major credit card.
Mail Gift To
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation
PO BOX 34184
Lexington, KY 40588
Ways to Give
Gifts to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging can come in many forms including Cash, securities and donations of property. You can also bequest through your estate. Below, you will find a more detailed list of giving opportunities to the Center on Aging.
Give a cash gift and you receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full amount of your gift. Your taxable estate is reduced by that amount as well.
The market is crazy but there are plenty of appreciated holdings still out there. When you are considering a gift, a donation of long term appreciated securities is tax wise. As you are rebalancing your portfolio, consider donating securities instead of selling. If you are holding loss securities, sell them, take the loss on your taxes, and donate the proceeds to maximize your tax benefits.
Privately Held Interests
Did you know we can also accept gifts of closely held or restricted securities? C-Corp and S-Corp stock, limited partnerships, LLC’s are all possible gifts. Before you sell a business interest, talk to us about possible tax savings.
Donate long term appreciated real estate and avoid capital gains taxes as well as the burdens of property management. Consider donating vacation or second homes that are no longer needed. Commercial property can be an excellent asset for a gift.
Name the Center on Aging as a full or partial beneficiary of a retirement plan and avoid the heavy taxation of this asset that occurs when left to your heirs. This is a simple revocable way to give that is easy and quick to accomplish.
Holding old policies that are no longer needed? Receive an immediate income tax deduction for donating a paid up policy. Or, name us as a beneficiary of a current policy.
Collectibles, art, fine wine, equipment, and other types of tangible personal property can be donated. Tax consequences differ, so call us to discuss.
Patents, Copyrights, Royalties, Limited Partnerships
Almost anything can be donated. As with personal property, tax consequences differ. If you or your estate will be taxed on an interest, talk to us before you liquidate. Some of the largest and most interesting donations can come from the myriad of interests our physicians and donors are involved in.
Naming us in your will or trust is one of the simplest and most lasting ways to create or continue your legacy. Ask us for our information packet on these gifts.
Gifts that Provide You with Income
There are many gift vehicles that can provide you or others with a stream of income, fixed or variable. Most of the assets described above can be used.
We have an experienced gift planner who can discuss these options with you.
Please contact the Center on Aging Foundation at 859-323-5374 for more information. Also, please consult with your own advisor as we cannot provide legal or tax advice.
Gifts may be donated for use in areas of greatest need, or for an area of specific interest to you.
Specific areas of support include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Public Education and Information
- Foundation Research Fund
- Endowed Professorships
- Endowed Chairs
Endowed Funds: If you would like more information on creating a fund in your name, or the name of a loved one, contact the foundation at 859-323-5374. Established funds supporting the work of the Center and our researchers include:
- Blazer Professorship
- Branstetter Research Fund
- Healy Alzheimer’s Fund
- R C Durr Foundation Chair
- James Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund
- Mansbach Professorship
- Markesbery Endowed Chair
- McCowan Chair
- Moores Professorship
- Sanders-Brown Endowed Chair
- Schmitt Professorship
- E Vernon Smith Endowed Chair
- Sweeny-Nelms Fund
- Young Endowment