Annual Fund FAQs
What is the GMHF Annual Fund?
The GMHF Annual Fund consists of contributions given
on a yearly basis by AAGP members, friends, families,
and individuals interested in promoting public education
on late-life mental illness. The GMHF uses 100% of
all contributions to the Annual Fund for programmatic
expenses related to developing and distributing consumer
information on geriatric mental health.
How much should I give?
All gifts, large or small, count toward participation
in the Annual Fund and help the GMHF to fulfill
its mission. The GMHF Board encourages the leadership
of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
and its membership to give generously and make the
Foundation a philanthropic priority. However, if
you cannot make a large donation, please give what
you can. A high rate of participation in the Annual
Fund is a key factor when applying for grants.
When should I give?
The Annual Fund year is January 1 through December
31 of any given year. Your donation or pledge (payable
by December 31) is welcome at any time. However,
the Foundation appreciates you sending your gift
as soon as possible.
How can I give?
GMHF accepts Visa and MasterCard online through a
secure server, or you may charge your gift over
the phone by calling (301) 654-7850. In addition,
the Foundation accepts checks and cash. Please use
the donation form located on this website.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. All gifts to the GMHF are tax deductible to the
full extent allowed by the law. Gifts received by
December 31 of any given year may be reported on
your income tax for that year.
May I make an anonymous gift to the GMHF?
Absolutely, just inform the GMHF staff that your gift
is anonymous, and we will accommodate your wishes.
May I make a gift in memory of or in tribute to
Yes, the GMHF accepts donations in memory of or in
tribute to an individual. These gifts are listed in
the AAGP Annual Meeting Program, the GMHF website,
the Annual Report and the American Association for
Geriatric Psychiatry newsletter.