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Ways to Give

Stock Gifts

Making a stock gift to Alexander Children’s Foundation is easy. Simply follow these steps to facilitate the transfer of shares:

1. Provide your broker with the following information:

Alexander Youth Network
Broker: Donna Fitzgerald
DTC Number: 0141
Account Number: 66993222
Tax ID/EIN Number: 56-0554413

2. Remind your broker to include your name, contact information and any special instructions for use of the gift with your transfer.

3. Contact Kaitlyn Coppadge at 704.227.9159 or with any questions you may have.

Honor/Memorial Gifts

Alexander Youth Network provides donors the opportunity to make honorarium and memorial gifts and will send to the individual of your choice a specially designed notification card.

You may indicate Honor or Memorial Gifts on the donation form.

Please contact Kaitlyn Coppadge at 704.227.9159 or with any questions.

Endowment Gifts

Edward Turner Garsed’s vision of hope for special needs children began in small ways. He invited children from the Alexander Home to July Fourth picnics at his dairy farm in southeast Mecklenburg County. He provided milk and butter for their dining tables. He took the children to the circus and bought them peanuts and balloons.

Prior to his death in 1947, Garsed donated his entire 466-acre dairy farm to Alexander and created the Garsed Trust to provide an endowment for future operating income. Alexander’s main offices and residential campus are today located on a portion of the Garsed farm, and the Garsed Trust continues to provide financial assistance to aid in the agency’s mission and to realize Garsed’s dream of hope for the future of the troubled children we serve.

We invite those that share in Edward Garsed’s vision of hope to join the Garsed Legacy Society by including Alexander in your will, trust, or other estate plan.

For information on making a planned gift, contact Lynn Crutchfield at 704.227.9171.

Gifts in Kind

The children who come to Alexander are often in need of basic items such as toiletries, shoes and undergarments, to name just a few. We rely on the generosity of in-kind donors to help us ensure that each child has the clothing, supplies and personal items he/she needs in order to heal and realize their fullest potential. A brief list of current priority items can be found below. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Ashley Nieves at or 704.227.9115 for additional information on how to give.

  • New clothing (pants, shirts, jackets)
  • New undergarments (cotton sports bras or bra tops, camisoles, underwear)
  • New swim suits
  • New shoes (Velcro laces highly preferred)
  • Pillow pets (new preferred, used for therapeutic purposes)
  • Personal Hygiene Items (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner)
  • Art & School Supplies
  • Educational Books (1st – 5th grade levels)
  • New Blankets & Bed Linens
  • MP3 Players & Headphones

Corporate and Community Partners

Alexander provides numerous ways for corporations and community organizations to become involved either as financial supporters of our mission, or as active participants in fulfilling that mission. Some of the ways corporations and organizations have become actively involved with Alexander in the past include: facility improvement, campus beautification, organized activities with the children, holiday gift drives, event sponsorships and more. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Ashley Nieves at or 704.227.9115 for additional information.

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