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Founded on love. Sustained by philanthropy.

The James L. West Center for Dementia Care is a nonprofit organization that receives charitable gifts to support its mission. Philanthropic dollars allow us to continue to discover and share the best practices in dementia care so health care professionals enter their fields well-equipped to provide dignified, skilled care to aging patients. 

Most importantly, your dollars provide much-needed financial assistance to families who can no longer afford to keep their loved ones at the facility that has become their home. The foundation, in fact, provides charitable assistance that pays for over 50 percent of the cost of care for about 15 percent of all clients. Your tax-deductible gift to the West Center ensures that our residents and day program participants live each day to the fullest.

To support the work of the Center, call Cathy Neece Brown, our Director of Development, today at 817-877-1199, ext. 140. You can also download and complete a pledge form and mail it with your donation to:

The James L. West Alzheimer's Center
1111 Summit Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

We also accept gifts through Network for Good and PayPal.

If you shop on-line at Amazon you can have 0.5% of your purchase price donated.  Please sign up through Amazon Smile and select James L. West Presbyterian Special Care Center as your charity. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We’re proud to have so many people willing to volunteer their time and talents to bring joy to our residents and participants in our adult day program. To volunteer, email your completed application to Liz Gonzalez, or mail it to:

The James L. West Center for Dementia Care 
Attn: Volunteers
1111 Summit Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Donation FAQs

Q: May I specify where I want my gift to go?

A: A: Yes, you may choose to specify the use of your gift. Designations include endowment, annual giving, Caregiver Education, Cole Music Series or the West Center Day Program. 

Q: How do I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

A: Gifts may be directed to the West Center either online or via mail. Please consider enclosing a note with the gift to let us know how you would like for us to recognize your gift. All gifts received are recognized with a confirmation letter to the donor and a memorial or honorary gift letter to the family. Gifts may be directed to: 

James L. West Center for Dementia Care 
Attn: Development Office
1111 Summit Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107 

Q: Will my company match my gift to the West Center?

A: Many companies will match donations made by employees, retirees and spouses. Check to see if your company has a matching gift program by contacting your HR or benefits department. If your gift is matched, you receive internal gift credit for the amount of the match in addition to the amount of your gift. Be sure to take advantage of the generosity of your company. It benefits both you and the West Center.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?

A: Yes, your gifts are tax–deductible under the applicable sections of the Internal Revenue Code. A receipt for your gift will be sent shortly after the West Center receives your gift. Note: In cases where there are benefits associated with your gift, the value of those benefits is deducted from the gift amount on the receipt.

Q: What are planned gifts?

A: Planned gifts are gifts that will benefit the West Center in the future and in many cases enable donors to make a larger contribution. There are many ways to make a planned gift, including bequests (gifts through wills), charitable gift annuities, retirement plan gifts, life insurance, charitable trusts and retained life estate.

Q: Can someone at the West Center help me with planned gifts?

A: Staff in the West Center’s Development Office is available to discuss ways that you can support the mission and vision of the West Center. For information concerning bequests, trusts, charitable annuities, retained life estates and/or any questions you might have about estate planning, please contact the West Center Development Office at 817-877-1199. Ultimately, the donor and their financial advisor direct the conversation about planned gift vehicles and charitable advantages related to giving.

Q: What do I need to do to include the James L. West Center in my will?

A: You will need to add a codicil to your estate plan denoting the James L. West Center for Dementia Care as a beneficiary of your estate. The development office can also provide sample bequest language. Once you have decided to include the West Center in your will there are a couple of additional decisions to make: the size of your gift and how you would like the West Center to use your gift. Please contact the West Center Development Office to visit about the process and any questions you might have.  

Q: Can I include the West Center in the terms of my life insurance or as a beneficiary of my retirement assets?

A: Yes, you may name the James L. West Center for Dementia Care as the owner or a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. You can also name the James L. West Center for Dementia Care as a beneficiary of a retirement account.

Q: How do I go about making a stock gift to the West Center?

A: The West Center accepts gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The West Center has the ability to receive these gifts in electronic form. Please contact the finance or development office at 817-877-1199 for further details. 

Q: Does the West Center accept gifts of real estate or personal property?

A: Yes, such gifts may provide income and/or estate tax benefits, the opportunity to escape the burden of selling or managing the property and/or avoidance of capital gains tax if the asset has been held more than one year. The West Center’s ability to accept these gifts is limited by the its ability to use the gift in support of the center’s mission. For more information please contact 817-877-1199 and ask to speak to either the finance or development office. 

Q: Does the West Center have an endowment?

A: The West Center’s endowment was begun with a gift from Mrs. Eunice West. The endowment comprises the long-term investment assets of the West Center which have been invested in perpetuity. The assets are invested for growth so that that only a portion of the total return from the investments will be spent each year. Gifts may be made to the endowment outright or planned giving.