Three Easy Ways to Support the Carousel Center Right Now!

The Carousel Center relies on annual donations from supporters in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties to provide comprehensive medical and therapeutic services to child victims of abuse and neglect.

Here are three easy ways to give:

Cash Donations – you can easily donate safely and securely with a credit card online at or by mailing a check to the Carousel Center, 1501 Dock St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Become a G.E.M.! Enrolling in our monthly giving program is a wonderful way to support the Carousel Center all year long. You can commit to any amount which will be automatically added to your credit card bill every month. Click here for more information on becoming a G.E.M.

Planned Giving – Leaving a Legacy

You can also support the mission of the Carousel Center as part of your estate plan. A planned gift is a thoughtful way to put your assets to good use after you and your loved ones no longer need them. It’s a gift that will help Cape Fear region children and families achieve healthy futures in the years to come.

Wills & Trusts – A gift by will or trust is the most frequently used method to make a deferred gift to a charity.

How to make this gift: Ask your attorney to insert the following language into your will:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Carousel Center Inc., EIN# 56-2098739, a qualified 501-c-3 charitable organization, __% of my residual estate [or a specific $ amount].” 

(Note: When including a bequest or provision in your will, always use the organization’s full legal name and provide its federal taxpayer identification number [EIN].)

Retirement accounts left to your children may incur heavy income taxes, but are tax-free to charity. Designate the Carousel Center as a beneficiary of your retirement account. This is a simple, affordable way to support the Carousel Center’s mission.

How to make this gift: To make a planned gift of retirement assets, you must make the Carousel Center a beneficiary of the retirement account. This can usually be done by a change of beneficiary form from the administrator of the plan. You may choose any percentage to gift to TCC. Our legal name is the Carousel Center Inc., and our tax ID number is 56-2098739.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock – the Carousel Center can accept gifts of most appreciated securities. Please contact Laurie Taylor, Development Manager, for account and transfer information. Email:, Phone: 910.254.9898.

You can also name Carousel Center as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. You will receive an immediate tax deduction, which is usually approximately equal to the policy’s cash surrender value, and your premium payments are also deductible.

How to make this gift: Consult your attorney or financial advisor to determine if this is an appropriate gift for you.

Memorial Gifts

Many individuals and families make gifts in honor or memory of a beloved family member or friend who may have benefited or are a supporter of the Carousel Center.

Suggested language for obituaries: Gifts in memory of ___ may be made to the Carousel Center, 1501 Dock St. Wilmington, NC 28401 or online

Thank you for your support of the Carousel Center. If you have questions about contributions, please contact
Laurie Taylor, Development Manager, at or by phone 910.254.9898.