There are several ways to give:Unrestricted GiftsRestricted GiftsMemorials and HonorariumsPlanned GiftsLicense PlatesUnrestricted giftsYour gift will have no restrictions and will support the “unrestricted fund,” which has allocation flexibility and is available for unexpected needs throughout the year.Restricted giftsWith your “restricted gift” you can designate a specific program or purpose for your contribution. Some of the most popular areas for designated giving are:Centers of Excellence:
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma CenterFirefighters Regional Burn CenterHigh-Risk Obstetrics CenterSheldon B. Korones Newborn CenterWound CenterAreas of Specialty:
Adult Special Care Center (treating AIDS/HIV patients)Diggs-Kraus Sickle Cell CenterMemorials and honorariumsMany donors show support and sympathy in their own special way. At The MED Foundation, you can take advantage of the opportunity to pay tribute to someone you care about or celebrate the memory of a loved one — while providing needed funds for programs and services for The MED. Consider making a gift in honor or memory of someone.Planned giftsPlanned gifts can take many forms, but the simplest is to designate a fixed dollar amount in your will to bequeath to The MED Foundation. This gift can provide positive tax savings to your estate, freeing you to make a more significant gift. Your attorney or tax advisor can recommend the best legal and financial strategy for giving.License platesThey’re here! Elvis fans have been waiting a long time for the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Souvenir License Plates. Now the wait is over. These collector-quality replica license plates are fully endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises and use the same artwork as the Tennessee plates. Each plate is $19.95 and all profits go to The MED Foundation to support special projects and programs for the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at The MED. Click here to learn more.The authentic Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center license plates (for Tennessee residents) in addition to registration fees cost $70. When you order your plate from your local county clerk’s office, a portion of the proceeds go directly to support the wonderful life-saving work by The Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center and The MED Foundation. Last year, sales of Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center license plates generated $114,000. Click here to learn more.One of the programs initiated by “Mississippi Friends of The MED” is the “Keep ‘em flying!” license plate. The special tag features the medical helicopter that is used to airlift critical North Mississippi patients to The MED. Each registered Mississippi driver who purchases the plate generates a $24 donation to the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center. To get involved with Mississippi Friends of the MED, send correspondence to Flo Larson Shackelford, MS Friend of The MED, P. O. Box 911, Friars Point, MS 38631. Click here to learn more.