By check or credit card
A cash donation is the simplest and most direct way to put your generosity to work.
or mail a check payable to NAMI Mercer to:
NAMI Mercer NJ
Whitehorse Executive Center
1235 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd.
Building C, Suite 303
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Join the Patron Society
The NAMI Mercer Patron Society is an exclusive giving circle established in 2012 to sustain NAMI Mercer education, outreach, and support programs offered at no cost to individuals and families for families facing the challenge of mental illness. A generous gift of $500 or more during the enrollment period each year entitles you to annual membership.
For more information about the Patron Society, contact Director of Development Christine Bakter at 609.799.8994 ext. 13 or email@example.com.
Purchase a Leaf on the Giving Tree
NAMI Mercer dedicated a Giving Tree in December 2017 as a strategy for bolstering our long-term-sustainability. The tree was donated by Walter and Jackie Baranowski in memory of their daughter Judy. Donors who contribute significant gifts to the NAMI Mercer Fund for the Future will be recognized with a leaf. There are two ways to earn a leaf:
A single, one-time gift of $500, $1,000, or $2,500 to memorialize or honor the person(s) chosen by the donor with a bronze, silver, or gold leaf, respectively. Legacy gifts given through estate plans or gifts of stock will also qualify as long as they meet the minimum $500 requirement.
A personalized memorial or honorary tribute campaign of multiple smaller gifts from multiple donors, spanning up to one calendar year (Jan.-Dec.), with a total of at least $500, $1,000 or $2,500 in all tribute gifts received during that time frame to earn the bronze, silver, or gold leaf, respectively.
Matching Gifts from Employers
Some companies match the charitable contributions of their employees, retirees, and/or spouses. Please take a moment to contact your personnel or human resources department to request a matching gift form. Send us the form with your donation. We will complete the form and return it to your company. In past years, matching gift programs have contributed thousands of dollars to NAMI Mercer.
Contribute to the NAMI Mercer Fund for the Future
NAMI Mercer, in partnership with the Princeton Area Community Foundation, established the NAMI Mercer Fund for the Future in 2015. A nonprofit account with a long-term investment horizon, the Fund for the Future is a managed, strategic opportunity fund whose assets will remain accessible to NAMI Mercer. Over time, our investment will support the hiring of additional staff, the expansion of our facilities and resources, and the deepening of partnerships with other organizations to broaden and intensify our positive impact on the community.
For more information on the Fund for the Future, contact Director of Development Christine Bakter at 609.799.8994 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you considered including NAMI Mercer in your will? A bequest is a mechanism through which you choose to leave a specific amount, percentage, or remainder of your estate's assets to NAMI Mercer. For more information, contact Director of Development Christine Bakter at 609.799.8994 ext. 13 or email@example.com.
Appreciated Property and Gift of Life Insurance
Gifts of appreciated property such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, IRA's, retirement plans, and some real estate provide another way to contribute to NAMI Mercer. At the same time, you may receive significant tax benefits. Another way to give is to name NAMI Mercer as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. For more information, contact Director of Development Christine Bakter at 609.799.8994 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Donor Option
When making your yearly gift to the United Way, you have the opportunity to direct all or a portion of your contribution to NAMI Mercer. Our donor option number is 017126#.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charity of your choice. Here is how to make NAMI Mercer the beneficiary:
1. Using your Internet browser, visit smile.amazon.com on your computer, phone or tablet.
2. Sign in using your amazon.com account email and password.
3. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations.
4. Amazon will confirm your selection by email and automatically make a donation on all your future eligible purchases. You will be able to see how much NAMI Mercer has benefited from your own purchases and how much NAMI Mercer has received overall.