To help bring this transformational resource to our community offering the care, compassion, and holistic services survivors of abuse need to heal, Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center and Safe Alliance are serving as the lead agencies for fundraising efforts to raise $42 million for capital expenses to build The Umbrella Center. Your support is vital and will allow us to help survivors for generations to come.

Please consider making a gift or committing a multi-year pledge to our capital campaign. A pledge form can be downloaded here.



Give Online

Give by Mail

Please make checks payable to:
                The Umbrella Center
                ℅ Safe Alliance
                601 E. 5th Street, Suite 400
                Charlotte, NC 28202

Give by ACH Deposit

If you would like to make a gift via ACH deposit, please email Talbot Holmes along with the appropriate parties from your banking institution.

Give by Stock

Stock gifts are sold by The Umbrella Center upon receipt and are tax-deductible at their fair market value.

Give by IRA

If you are 70.5 or older, you can make a donation to The Umbrella Center directly from your IRA account. These Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) can help you manage your required minimum distributions and lower your taxable income.

How to make a QCD:
  1. Contact your IRA administrator for directions on how to initiate the transfer.
  2. Provide your administrator with the following address for distribution:
CharMeck Family Justice Center Inc. DBA The Umbrella Center
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tax ID: 85-0985013
  1. Contact Talbot Holmes to let us know your gift has been initiated or for assistance with your gift.
Considerations for QCDs:
  1. You must be at least 70.5 years of age.
  2. QCDs can only be made from an IRA account to 501(c)(3) charities.
  3. QCDs are capped at $100,000 annually.
  4. All QCDs under $100,000 count toward your required minimum distribution.
  5. QCDs lower your federal taxable income and, thus, are not eligible for a charitable deduction. However, state tax laws vary. 
  6. No material benefits can be received in exchange for a QCD.

Give by DAF

A donor-advised fund (DAF) operates as a charitable investment account. When a fund is opened with a charitable foundation, all contributions are generally eligible for an immediate tax deduction and can grow while invested in the giving account. 

Grants can be recommended as charitable contributions to qualifying charities at the account holder's discretion.

To recommend a gift to The Umbrella Center, please contact your DAF's charitable foundation and provide them with the following information:
CharMeck Family Justice Center Inc. DBA The Umbrella Center
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tax ID: 85-0985013

Estate and Gift Planning

A planned gift, or legacy gift, is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. There are multiple ways to make a planned gift, including the following:
Common Types of Planned Giving
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance/Pension
  • Memorial and Honor Funds
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Retained/Returned Life Estate
Benefits of Planned Giving
  1. Reduce your income taxes
  2. Avoid capital gains tax
  3. Increase your spendable income
  4. Retain payments for life
  5. Achieve no-cost, worry-free asset management
You may benefit from contacting your financial or tax adviser about planned giving. To learn more about how your planned gift can benefit The Umbrella Center, email Talbot Holmes.

Gifts In Kind

For companies operating in a particular trade, The Umbrella Center is currently exploring partnerships for in-kind donations of material resources. Such donations lower our capital expenses and allow our renovations to focus on other construction costs and trauma-informed designs. If your business is interested in making an in-kind capital donation, please contact Tori Marshall or Lori Avery.
For questions, please contact Talbot Holmes, 704.367.2714.