The Mary Parrish Center For Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
The Mary Parrish Center For Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence








Why individuals make charitable donations can be as varied as the donors themselves. Some give because they have a personal commitment to the cause. They may know a relative, friend, or employee who has been the victim of domestic violence or may be a survivor themselves. They may give because of a more general desire to assist those in need who are less fortunate financially than themselves - to share the good fortune they have in life. Still others give not because they have a great personal wealth, but because they have a compassionate heart and want to make a difference in the lives of others.

There are numerous ways you too, can "MAKE A DIFFERENCE"

  • Cash - Simply write a check to: The Mary Parrish Center, PO Box 60009, Nashville, TN 37206

  • Credit Card - Click here

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  • In-Kind Donations - You can donate furniture, clothing, household items, that are clean and in good condition.

  • Donate Stock, Bonds, Equities, Real Estate, Art - If you donate these items, you may avoid tax on the appreciated value while receiving a tax deduction. All items valued over $5,000 require an independent appraisal to meet IRS regulations.

  • Bequests - Designate The Mary Parrish Center as a beneficiary in your will, trust, IRA, retirement or insurance plan.

  • Charitable Trust and Deferred Gifts - Establish a trust which benefits The MPC and may provide income for you and your spouse as well as substantial tax savings.

  • Donations In Memory - Send a donation in memory of a special friend, occasion, or anniversary. We will be glad to send an acknowledgement for the gift to the person of your choice.

  • Matching Gift - Does your employer match charitable donations? If so, ask your employer to match your donation to The Mary Parrish Center.

Every day we save lives. We can't do it alone. With your help, we will continue to make a difference. We sincerely thank you in advance for your generosity.

We would be happy to help you coordinate any gifts or legacies you choose to benefit the MPC. Please be aware that we are not tax experts and are not familiar with each individual's tax situation. Therefore, we advise you to consult your financial, legal, or tax advisor about the specifics of your donation.

Financial Policies

The Mary Parrish Center (MPC) is committed to the highest standards of financial integrity. Because we take seriously the trust placed in us with regard to financial gifts, we adhere to the following guidelines:

1. The Mary Parrish Center is a non-profit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code and contributions are tax-deductible.

2. Our budget and organizational financial statements are available to the public upon request. Furthermore, an independent financial review is performed by a certified public accountant each year.

3. We promptly acknowledge financial and in-kind gifts with a receipt.

4. Gifts to the MPC may be designated for direct victim support though our Victim Emergency Assistance Fund; for a specific need the donor chooses to fund; or for general operating expenses. We are careful to honor these designations. If for some reason this is impossible, permission will be sought to reassign the funds to another project, or else the gift will be returned.

5. The MPC minimizes overhead costs through the careful utilization of volunteers, student internships, and donated services and materials. We are committed to excellence in serving our clients in an efficient and effective manner.

To learn more about our finances and our organization please visit:

The following is a list of our past major contributors. Many thanks to these organizations for their continuing support of the MPC.

• AmSouth Bank
• Baptist Healing Trust
• Betty & Bernard Werthen Foundation
• Cal Turner Family Foundation
• Capitol Consultants
• Centennial Medical Center
• Citizens Savings Bank
• Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
• Corrections Corporation of America
• Dene Anton Foundation
• Frist Foundation
• Harnish Foundation
• HCA Foundation
• Ingram Foundation
• Memorial Foundation
• Nashville Metropolitan Government
• Nashville Predators
• National Council of Jewish Women, Nashville Section
• Temple Congregation
• Vanderbilt University
• Veterinary Ophthalmology Services
• Zimmerman Foundation

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