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Giving to Stephen Center

Private support of Stephen Center has a direct impact on the lives of men, women and children seeking to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. Every donation, regardless of the amount, supports vulnerable individuals and families in our care.
For any donation, you have the option to designate your support to a specific program, or you can make an unrestricted gift which allows Stephen Center to use your donation where it is most needed.

You can provide shelter and supportive services for one person for $25; four people for $100; and 10 people for $250.

You can feed one person for a week for $31.50; five people for a week for $157.50; and 10 people for a week for $315.


Ways to Give

Online giving

For your convenience, an online giving option is available using a credit card via PayPal. Your online support can be designated as a one-time option or as a recurring withdrawal.


Giving by mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, checks or cash can be mailed to the following address:

Stephen Center
ATTN: Chief Development Officer
2723 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Stock donation

If you would like to donate shares of stock, the following information is pertinent:

Stephen Center, Inc.
Federal Tax ID # 363363994

If the stock is currently held at a brokerage firm: The donor should provide a letter to the broker identifying the stock to be donated, and directing that the stock be transferred to the Stephen Center’s account at Ameritrade.

The letter should provide the following information and must be signed and dated:

Account name: Stephen Center, Inc.
Ameritrade DTC code: 0188
Account number: 784-217309

If the stock is physically held by the donor: The donor should obtain a stock power form from a broker and complete the required information. The completed stock power form, a letter of authorization identifying the stock and stating that the stock is being donated to the Stephen Center, and the stock certificate should be provided to a brokerage firm to make the transfer to the Stephen Center’s account at Ameritrade.

The authorization letter should provide the following information and must be signed and dated:

Account name: Stephen Center, Inc.
Ameritrade DTC code: 0188
Account number: 784-217309

Please notify Stephen Center personnel prior to any stock transfer.

Memorials and Honorary Gifts

Stephen Center regularly receives donations made in memory of family, friends, volunteers or former staff members to recognize the impact that Stephen Center’s mission had on their lives. Gifts are also made to honor an individual’s achievement or other special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.

These donations and gifts are tax-deductible and may be unrestricted or designated to support a specific program or purpose. The family or individual is notified that a donation or gift has been made in their memory or honor. Donations and gifts are also recognized in Stephen Center’s quarterly newsletter (unless otherwise requested).

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies will match or multiply a donation made to a charitable organization through their matching gifts programs. To find out if your company participates in such a program, ask your human resources department.

Gift Planning

By remembering Stephen Center in your overall estate or financial plans, you will make a lasting difference that impacts the lives of vulnerable men, women and children in our care. You can plan a gift to benefit Stephen Center today or after your lifetime, and often there are personal tax benefits.

AT STEPHEN CENTER, we hope that program participants never stop dreaming. Our job is to help the homeless achieve housing, the addicted achieve sobriety, the sick achieve wellness, and the fearful achieve strength . . .

Michael Wehling, Stephen Center Executive Director