Stocks & Securities

Gifts of securities — such as individual stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares — can benefit both you and Mizell Center.  A gift of securities has tax benefits that increase the value of your gift, which may allow you to make a larger gift than if you first sold the securities and then donated the net proceeds.

When you donate long-term appreciated securities to Mizell Center, you can claim the full value of the gift as a charitable deduction.

For stock transfer instructions, click here.


If you are 70 ½ or older, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can satisfy the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA while reducing your taxable income.

Vehicle Donation

Your donated vehicle can be a car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV, or boat with a trailer. Donating is easy, the pick-up is free and your gift is tax-deductible.  To donate your vehicle, click on the link below to complete the online paperwork. You will need to provide the year, make, model, and approximate mileage of your vehicle. In addition, you will need the vehicle identification number (VIN), which is a 17-digit number found on your registration, title, or insurance policy. It can also be found on your car, near the base of the windshield, usually on the left-hand side.

Simply click the link https://careasy.org/mizell-senior-center for additional information and to get started.

Planned Giving

You can make a difference and create your own lasting legacy in many ways. One of the simplest ways is to provide a bequest to Mizell Center is in your will. You can name Mizell Center as the direct beneficiary of assets, a portion or percentage of your estate, or what remains of your estate after your other obligations have been met. Charitable bequests reduce the size of your estate and thereby reduce estate taxation. Your financial support and name will continue to be associated with Mizell Center, providing a legacy of lasting remembrance.

In Memory / in Honor of Gifts

An “In Honor of” or a memorial gift is a particularly meaningful way to honor or remember, family, friends, or colleagues. Tribute gifts can also be given in someone’s honor for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Upon receipt of your gift, a letter acknowledging your gesture will be sent to the recipient your designate.  And as with all gifts, we will acknowledge the donor with a thank-you letter containing the appropriate tax language as well.


The TREE OF LIFE provides the opportunity to honor or memorialize a friend, family member, loved one or special occasion while supporting the work of Mizell Center.

The TREE OF LIFE installation is the first thing visitors see when they enter Mizell Center.  Brilliant in color and prominent in its placement, it is a timeless symbol of grace, gratitude and love.

Click here for the TREE OF LIFE brochure.

Stock Transfers Form

Mizell’s Development team is here to help. Please feel free to reach out: 

Harriet Baron, Director of Development- [email protected] or 760.323.5689 x 118

Terry Garay, Development Manager – [email protected] or 760.323.5689 x 122