Your gift to the Sexual Assault Center is a gift of hope and a gift of healing. Your help provides critical funding for therapy, advocacy, prevention and support throughout the community. Regardless of the size of the gift, you will help ensure that every person who comes to SAC receives the best possible care. 

How will my gift make a difference?

Your Donation Amount

Your Impact

$15

helps provide technology to one therapist for video Telehealth therapy for one month.

$50

is enough to provide play therapy supplies that help child sexual abuse survivors share their stories in an age and developmentally appropriate way. 

$130

helps provide an initial assessment and orientation to a new client. Survivors receive non-judgemental support, crisis intervention, and a trauma-informed welcome to SAC.

$250

is enough to provide training and ongoing technical assistance to one bar/restaurant through our SAFE Bar program, which raises awareness around alcohol's role in sexual assault and engages bar owners and staff in bystander intervention.

$5,000 

helps provide a year’s worth of individual therapy sessions to a survivor of sexual abuse. Many survivors attend therapy for 2-3 years.

$5,600

The cost of just one Medical Legal Exam, commonly known as a rape kit, advocacy services and crisis intervention support in our SAFE Clinic.

Give a Gift of Hope Now

Partners in Healing
 

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be affected by sexual violence by the age of 18. When you become a member of the Sexual Assault Center’s monthly giving program, Partners in Healing, you join a special group of supporters reaching out monthly to provide healing for children, adults, and families affected by sexual assault. Partners in Healing provide SAC with a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to provide healing to anyone who has been affected by sexual violence, regardless of their ability to pay.

Joining Partners in Healing is safe and convenient.

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Pledge a Monthly Donation

Together, we will end sexual violence.

 

You can create a lasting legacy at the Sexual Assault Center by including SAC in your estate plans.  Regardless of income level or the size of your estate, your planned gift can make a significant difference to the Sexual Assault Center. A bequest to SAC can help you, and your family, reduce or avoid estate taxes and at the same time help you realize your own philanthropic objectives. Joining the Legacy Society is a lasting way to establish a profound commitment to SAC’s future. At such time as you notify us of your intentions your name will be prominently be displayed at the Center as a recognized member of the SAC Legacy Society. If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine McGuire at 615-259-9055 ext. 332 or lmcguire@sacenter.org

Regardless of the type of bequest you intend to leave, it is important to consult a qualified lawyer, tax consultant or estate planner to assure that your wishes are carried out.

Types of Planned Gifts

Will Bequests

One of the most popular and easiest types of gifts in an estate plan is a bequest. You can designate the Sexual Assault Center to receive a specific dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of the total value of your estate.

If you have an existing will, a codicil (an amendment to a will) can easily be added to include SAC as a beneficiary. Specific instructions on how to prepare a will or codicil can be provided by your lawyer, accountant or estate planner.

Real Estate Property

Substantial tax benefits can be achieved when you make a gift of your residence to the Sexual Assault Center. Speak with your attorney, accountant or estate planner to learn about the tax benefits of making a gift of real estate.

Life Insurance

You may consider how a life insurance policy that no longer suits your needs can become a significant charitable gift to the Sexual Assault Center.

  • You might name us a beneficiary of an existing policy. Naming SAC as the sole beneficiary or a partial beneficiary will allow you to make a sizeable gift to SAC

  • Donate an obsolete policy. If you own a policy that is paid-up and your dependents no longer need the policy’s protection, you can designate SAC as the owner of the policy and receive an immediate tax deduction.

Trust bequests

If your estate plan includes a trust, you can designate the Sexual Assault Center to receive a specific dollar amount of cash, specific assets (a cash account or other asset), or a percentage of the total value of your trust assets.

Revocable Trusts

If you have an existing revocable trust, an amendment can easily be made to include the Sexual Assault Center as a beneficiary. Specific instructions about how to prepare and execute a trust or a trust amendment can be provided by your attorney, accountant or estate planner.

Individual Trusts

There are other estate planning options that can give you an immediate tax deduction while providing you and/or a loved one with investment income for life.

Irrevocable Trusts

Irrevocable trusts (such as charitable trusts) allow you to exchange low basis, highly appreciated assets for income in the form of an annuity or a percentage of the fair market value of the assets. A gift of highly appreciated assets to the Sexual Assault Center offers both a tremendous future benefit to the Center and a significant tax advantage for you, since no capital gains tax is incurred when the assets are sold.  Once investment changes are made, you can specify how income and principal are to be distributed to you and your family during your lifetime. These trusts offer the benefit of:

  • Providing income for life to you and your family (annuity)

  • Providing a current income tax deduction

  • Avoiding capital gains tax on appreciated assets

  • Reducing future estate taxes

  • Other irrevocable trusts, such as Life Insurance Trusts, can also provide remarkable estate planning benefits for you as well as endowment benefits for the Sexual Assault Center.

Again, regardless of the type of bequest you intend to leave, it is important that you consult a qualified attorney, accountant or estate planner to make certain your plan meets your retirement and philanthropic goals.


Sponsorships

To learn more about event sponsorship, please contact Lorraine McGuire

Matching Gift

Matching gift programs are a great way to increase the impact of your gift at no additional cost to you. The process is simple. Just complete your company’s matching gift form and send it to the Sexual Assault Center.

The Sexual Assault Center
101 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37228

Give a Gift of Stock

SAC accepts electronic transfers for gifts of securities.

Contact, Fidelity Investments

Account# Z50204188

DTC# 0226

Account Name: Sexual Assault Center

Please contact Lorraine McGuire to learn more.

 

Give While You Shop

Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards are two programs that give funds towards the organization of your choice just for shopping. All you have to do is register at the sites below and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the Sexual Assault Center.

Amazon Smile: you will need your Amazon log-in information to register. Click here for more information.
Kroger Community Rewards: you will need your Kroger Plus card handy. Click here for full instructions.