Contributions at every level make a difference, but those at our upper levels of giving belong to a special group of individuals who believe that an investment in the value of Independence Center is an investment in our future.
Our programs and services provide exemplary psychiatric rehabilitative experiences for adults with chronic and persistent mental illness that are important to our social well-being. Our services cultivate public participation and build organizational partnerships that improve civic life.
Major annual giving provides Independence Center with vital resources for work that impacts our city, county and our community.
For personal service we invite you to call our Director of Development, Abby Berger, at (314) 880-5404 or you may send an email with questions or a mailing address to [email protected]
Philanthropy is the engine that powers Independence Center’s mission; without the generosity of individuals and families compelled by the legacy of Susan and George Hecker and our founding families, we could not address the health and quality of life of people living with severe mental illness. Becoming an Independence Center’s Legacy Fund supporter ensures that we remain an important and reliable institution in the St. Louis region.
You can ensure that future generations in our community experience access to the highest quality programs available by including Independence Center in your estate planning. It’s called “Planned Giving” and there can be significant tax-saving benefits with this type of charity. Our Planned Giving Team made up of board members, staff, members would be delighted to assist you in a plan that matches your family’s philanthropic goals and ensures a confident future for Independence Center.
If you have already included Independence Center in your estate plans, let us thank you and welcome you into the Legacy Fund. This group was formed to recognize the outstanding group of supporters whose foresight and generosity will help Independence Center continue to fulfill its mission into the future. To learn more contact Abby Berger, Director of Development, at (314) 880-5404 or [email protected]
To assist us in making your transfer, please note the following:
1. To transfer stock(s), contact your broker and ask that the stocks be transferred to the Center’s account at one of the brokerages below.
2. Please call Abby Berger, Director of Development, at (314) 880-5404 and alert her to look for your transfer. Then complete this form and forward it to the Development Office at the Center. The donor’s name is not noted on transfer documents, so it is important that we know the name and amount of the stock in order to record it properly.
3. You are given credit for the stock value on the day of the transfer, not the day it’s liquidated.
4. You will receive an official receipt letter for your files from the Development Office identifying the value of your gift on the transfer date.
Independence Center has brokerage accounts at:
|Wells Fargo Advisors
IC Acct. # 35446013
Merrill Lynch (Clayton)
Kevyn Schroeder, Rep
Kristin Fehr, Assistant
IC Acct. # 87A02162
Many companies offer matching gift programs – your employer might be one of them! Matching gift programs enhance the giving power from individuals and their employer for the greater benefit of organizations like Independence Center
Please contact Abby Berger for more information.
Abby Berger, Director of Development