Nurturing Dreams… Transforming Lives…
It’s what we do every day, with people of all ages, from all walks of life, and especially caring for the most vulnerable among us in our local communities right here in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County. Mental illness and substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They impact people everywhere…at work, at home, in schools, and across state lines. Since 1977, West Central clinicians and staff have worked tirelessly to help nurture people’s dreams and transform their lives for the better.
Please support our work by clicking on the online giving link below, or by making a gift of securities or a legacy gift.
Donate to West Central
Even as parts of our local community begin to emerge from lockdown and isolation, we know this remains a stressful time. We continue to care for vulnerable people of all ages who need mental health and substance use treatment. We are doctors, nurses, therapists, case workers, substance use counselors, social workers, and front line responders, in and out of crisis situations. Your gift will help us meet our unanticipated Covid-19-related expenses as demands for our services grow. We remain true to our non-profit mission as a community mental health center, serving vulnerable people of all ages in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County regardless of their financial need. Thank you.
Your tax-deductible donation helps to make mental health care available to all in need. West Central provides over $600,000 in charitable care each year. Your gift makes this possible.
West Central Behavioral Health is a private 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. We accept cash gifts, checks, credit card gifts, gifts of appreciated securities, corporate matching gifts, municipal appropriations, and grants from corporations and foundations. Please contact us to discuss gifts or real estate or in-kind gifts.
Ways to Give
Gifts by check payable to “West Central Behavioral Health” can be mailed to: Development Office, West Central Behavioral Health, 9 Hanover Street, Suite 2, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts are a wonderful way to remember and to honor a family member or a friend. You may note the designation on your check or in correspondence to us.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of stock or marketable securities are an easy and often tax-wise way to make a charitable contribution to WCBH. The full market value of the securities typically qualifies as a charitable contribution deduction. If you wish to transfer securities to West Central, our Vanguard brokerage account information is:
Name on Account:
West Central Services, Inc.
Account # 62423593
Tax ID # (FEIN): 22-2645978
If you expect to make a gift of appreciated securities, please call the Development Office at 603-448-0126, ext 2100, or by email at email@example.com for more information, or to notify us of a pending transfer.
Leaving a bequest to West Central allows you to make a gift without diminishing the assets available to you during your lifetime. A bequest is a simple statement in your will designating a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a designation of a specific piece of property.
When you include West Central in your estate plans, you become a member of the MacNamee Society, created in honor of long-standing West Central Behavioral Health supporters Dr. Hugh and Mrs. Mimi MacNamee. Click Here for a video of MacNamee Society members Pete and Ruth Bleyler discussing their wishes to leave a legacy gift to West Central through a bequest in their will and their reasons for playing active roles as chairs of West Central’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Hugh MacNamee served as West Central’s first medical director starting in 1978 and, through the MacNamee Memorial Trust, the family supported our work for many years. In addition to his work at West Central, Hugh served in the Army Medical Corps, ran a private practice in pediatrics, was Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Dartmouth College, and worked in clinical practice at DHMC (then known as Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital). Mimi devoted her time and boundless energy to her family and to caring for others in need, managing the MacNamee Memorial Trust, serving on boards of local charities, and helping the world one person at a time.
MacNamee Society members include:
- Hugh and Mimi MacNamee
- Charles W. Boren
- Richard E. Williamson
- Pete and Ruth Bleyler
For a video of Pete and Ruth Bleyler discussing why they chose to leave a bequest to West Central in their wills, and why they have been such ardent volunteers and supporters of our work, including as chairs of our Board of Directors, please Click Here.
Retirement and Life Insurance Plans
You may wish to consider naming West Central as a beneficiary of your plan. Gifts to charitable organizations from a traditional IRA can count toward the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) required by the IRS. Consult your financial advisor about your IRA and Required Minimum Distribution.
There are many other forms of Legacy Giving:
- Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Retained Life Estate gifts
- Gifts of Real Estate
Each of these gifts may provide tax benefits to the donor and often can enable the donor to provide greater benefits to their heirs. Please contact us for more information, or consult your financial advisor or attorney for specific advice.
Please Click Here to view our Planned Giving brochure that you can download or print for your information.
For questions, please contact West Central’s Development Office at 603-448-0126, ext 2100, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.