Support The Guidance Center
For almost 50 years The Guidance Center has provided a wide range of mental health services to individuals in Flagstaff and the surrounding communities. Consider making a contribution to The Guidance Center to help provide vital behavioral health services which, in turn, will improve the quality of life of those impacted by mental illness and substance abuse.
With your generous financial support, The Guidance Center can continue to advance its mission by providing high-quality and cost-effective services to those in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment in our community. There are many ways to support The Guidance Center and you can rest assured that your gift—no matter how large or how small—will do just that.
It's easy to make a gift online. Just click on the “Support The Guidance Center Now” button to designate the program(s) you wish to support and put your gift to work immediately.
Consider making a contribution to The Guidance Center to help provide vital behavioral health services which, in turn, will improve the quality of life of those impacted by mental illness and substance abuse.
You can send a check made out to The Guidance Center.
The Guidance Center
2187 N. Vickey Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Gifts of Stock/Securities
If you have property, stocks, bonds or certificates of deposit, or other investment tools that have increased in value since you have purchased them, you may want to consider making a gift of these items instead of cash.
This is a great method for making a significant gift with little or no effect on your current income. In many cases you can deduct the full, current value of the asset, not just what you paid for it.
To transfer gifts of securities, call The Guidance Center at (928) 714-6464.
Many businesses have giving programs where the employer will match their employees’ charitable giving in whole or in part. In some cases, employers will also match gifts from spouses, directors, and retired employees. Please contact your employer’s human resources department to learn if your company will match your gift. Then just send in your gift with the form from your company, and they will contribute toward the area or program of your choice.
Planned Giving Bequest
Designate The Guidance Center as the beneficiary of your assets by will, trust, or other instrument. By putting The Guidance Center in your estate plans, you can receive recognition as a member of The Guidance Center’s Legacy Society.
Benefits of Your Bequest:
Receive estate tax charitable deduction.
Lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
Leave a lasting legacy.
How Do You Make a Bequest?
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying that a gift to be made to family, friends, or The Guidance Center as part of your estate plan.
Your Bequest Options
A request may be made in several ways:
Gift of a percentage of your estate
Gift of a specific dollar amount or asset
Gift from the balance or residue of your estate
Making a Bequest of Your Retirement Assets
A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to us. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating The Guidance Center as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.
On January 1, 2013, Congress passed legislation that includes several important provisions allowing you to support the causes you believe in using your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). If you are 70½ or older, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 to The Guidance Center from your IRA to meet your annual distribution requirement. By making an IRA charitable rollover gift, you are able to avoid taxes on the IRA distribution while supporting our charitable mission.
Contact your IRA custodian to make a gift from your IRA. The IRS will treat the amount of the cash gift as if you had made a direct rollover to charity and you can then avoid federal tax on the amount of the gift.
Corporate and Foundation Development
Corporations and foundations can make large impacts with The Guidance Center’s ability to provide vital services to the Northern Arizona region. Gifts can build buildings, create new programs, and increase services that benefit our community.
A gift in memory is particularly moving as it is a tribute to the life of someone special. The legacy of your loved one lives on in the lives of those helped by The Guidance Center. What a lasting tribute to that special person.
Establish an Endowment
Instead of giving directly to immediate needs, it is possible to establish an endowment as a way to extend the life of the gift. Endowments are gifts that are held in trust and invested with the earnings from the gift going to the directed purpose in perpetuity.
Named gifts are a wonderful way to support The Guidance Center and its programs. Your named gift will help ensure that opportunities for behavioral health help thrive for future generations, and it also will serve as a lasting tribute to you, your family, or a loved one. We welcome the opportunity to name in your honor as a perpetual expression of thanks. Named gift opportunities include facilities or programs, among other things.
Arizona Tax Credit
The Guidance Center is recognized by the State of Arizona as a qualified charitable organization eligible for tax credit. Through this program Arizona residents can receive tax credits for gifts to TGC of up to $400 per individual and $800 per household, meaning that your total Arizona income tax obligation can be reduced by this amount This tax credit may be claimed in addition to other Arizona tax credits, such as those for public schools. For more information please visit the State Department of Revenue. [link]
**Contact your tax preparer or financial advisor on the tax benefits available to you with the various gifting options.
--The Guidance Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
--The Guidance Center maintains strict donor confidentiality and does not share donor’s information with any other organizations or companies.
Fry's Community Rewards
If you have a Fry’s V.I.P. card, you can support The Guidance Center every time you shop and use your card. Go to frysfood.com, click on the “Savings & Rewards” tab and choose Fry’s Community Rewards. Sign into your Fry’s account, enter The Guidance Center or UR632 in the “Choose your Organization” box. Once registered, a percentage of your purchases using your Fry’s card will automatically be awarded to The Guidance Center. Thank you to Fry’s for this wonderful opportunity!
When you plan to shop online at Amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com instead. Sign into your Amazon account, enter the organization name Guidance Center Inc. (Flagstaff) in the search box of charities. Eligible purchases automatically generate a .5% donation to The Guidance Center every time you shop from the smile.amazon.com site—and it is just like the online Amazon experience you are used to. Thank you to Amazon for this amazing opportunity!
Our Volunteer program is currently under development.
If you are a student interested in an internship, externship, or practicum, talk to your instructor or find out who is in charge of setting these up with your school. We accept student volunteers in most of our clinical positions.
As an intern, you will learn to do work that our clinicians do and will be given responsibilities based on your education level and time-frame with us.
Internships are available at Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. Please call our HR office if you have additional questions about options for interning.
One of the most helpful things you can do not only for The Guidance Center, but for behavioral health in general is to speak about it. Advocate by talking to your elected officials and letting them know the importance of available services and properly funding them. Stay current on the issues and let your legislators know what is important to you. And perhaps most importantly—register to vote and on voting days get to the polls and vote!
Click to find your representatives and their contact information. Our primary service area is currently in Legislative District 6.