Ways to Give
Ways to Donate to Sharon Towers
Immediate (Cash) Gift
Cash gifts may be made in the form of currency, checks, money orders or bank drafts.
Checks should be made payable to Sharon Towers and be mailed to:
Office of Philanthropy
5100 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Gifts of Securities
With potential for providing greater tax relief than gifts of cash, gifts of appreciated securities make sound financial sense. If you wish to donate a gift of stock, contact your financial advisor.
You can find Sharon Towers’ stock transfer information here.
Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund provides individuals the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Sharon Towers and other qualified charities.
You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Sharon Towers the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Individuals who are 70 1/2 and older can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) gift directly to Sharon Towers in any amount up to $100,000 per year.
A required minimum distribution (RMD) is the minimum amount that people age 72 ad older must withdraw from their account each year.
Please speak with your financial advisor for more information on these types of gifts.
Legacy Gifts – Planned Gifts
A gift through your estate is one of the ways to donate to Sharon Towers at South Park, and is also an opportunity for you to create a legacy with a deferred gift to Sharon Towers through a bequest in your will, life insurance, retirement plan, and beneficiary designations, and a variety of life income gift vehicles.
Planned gifts provide for the long-term financial security of Sharon Towers and can enable you to make a lifetime, legacy gift.
Please contact the Director of Philanthropy, at (704) 553-3817 if you would like information on planned giving or to let her know that you have included Sharon Towers in your estate plans We would love to welcome you as a member of the Stroupe Legacy Circle.
In-kind gifts are donated tangible personal property, other than land or buildings, and includes furniture, books, jewelry, paintings, etc.
The Sharon Towers Treasure Chest and Library welcome such donations. Sales from the Treasure Chest, our resident run thrift store, benefit our community. The Library collection includes thousands of books, available for residents and team members to check out for their reading enjoyment.
If interested in other types of personal property donations, please contact the Director of Philanthropy at 704-553-3817.
"The staff is so caring. They make sure we have social opportunities, even during COVID. They are always looking out for you."
Harry Creemers & Martha Groblewski
"Sharon Towers has it all – friendly residents, caring staff, fine dining, opportunities for vitality and enrichment – and the best location!"
"There’s so much to love here because it’s very homey. I can have privacy in my own apartment and also be with people when I want to."
"I love the location, the congeniality of people, the activities provided. There’s a family atmosphere here and it’s a good feeling."
"I feel secure here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have peace of mind."
"I appreciate the camaraderie among residents and I love the location. It’s within walking distance of so many things. Plus, they allowed me to have my dog, Timber."
"I have never been in a place where people are so welcoming and the SouthPark area is ideal. The classes they offer that keep you alive and well and moving are the best."
"We have a feeling of security, that your children don’t have to be burdened taking care of you. The people here are down-to-earth folks. And someone else does the cooking and cleaning!"
William & Rebecca McNair
"My apartment suits me. I have a balcony that extends the entire length of the apartment. It’s easy to get to know people at Sharon Towers. It’s a good feeling to be here."
"We love our apartment in the South Tower. We like the spaciousness. There’s a Southern charm to Sharon Towers."
Anita & Bill Pangle
"I love my apartment. It has everything I need. It’s attractive, comfortable and updated. The sense of community and the support one receives from staff and residents is so important."
"Everyone is so friendly. The staff does a wonderful job protecting us and entertaining us. Everyone here says that."