Annual Giving

Annual support allows Melmark to maintain a center of excellence and provide specialized services and programs to individuals with special needs. We rely on the generosity and spirit of our friends and families to enhance our ability to attract and retain a team of gifted staff, provide innovative programs and sustain our excellent facilities. 

What does Annual Giving Support?

Proceeds from Annual Giving bridges the gap between public funding and actual operating expenses, ensuring a balanced operating budget from year to year. Unrestricted funds give us the flexibility to allocate resources where they are needed most during the current year. By making a gift you are helping to perpetuate Melmark’s unique mission.

Is my gift Tax Deductible?

All gifts are tax deductible and will be listed in the Melmark’s Annual Donor Report.

When is my Annual Gift counted?

The Annual Giving year begins on July 1 and is completed on June 30.

How is my Annual Gift recognized?

 In recognition of our generous donors, Melmark has established a number of Donor Societies. Membership is renewable annually and is based on gifts made within the calendar year

  • Founder’s League $100,000 and up
  • President’s Club $50,000 - $99,999
  • Visionaries $25,000 - $49,999
  • Ambassadors $10,000-$24,999
  • Patrons $5,000 – $9,999
  • Stewards $2,500-$4,999
  • Partners $1,000 - $2,499
  • Benefactors $500 - $999
  • Champions $1 - $499

The Loyals Society: Donors with 10 years plus active support.

Why do they call it an Annual Gift?

While the amount of your gift to Melmark and its programs is significant to our success, a greater measure of that support is your ongoing commitment to Melmark and the children and adults served. Melmark relies on your gift and truly appreciates your support and preferred giving level; we look forward to your consistent, annual generosity.

Annual giving support is received by and made payable to The Melmark Charitable Foundation.