Your gift to Galloway Ridge enhances programs and services aimed at bettering the lives of our residents, our employees, and members of our Chatham County community.

Your gift to Galloway Ridge enhances programs

and services aimed at bettering the lives of our

residents, our employees, and members of

our Chatham County community.

Residents and their families may make unrestricted gifts and gifts to be used for designated purposes. A memorial fund may be established by family and friends and may be designated for a particular purpose or permanent memorial. Gifts may also be made to honor a living resident or some other person whom the donor wants to recognize. All monetary gifts are permanently recorded and acknowledged in the Galloway Ridge Annual Report.

Galloway Ridge Funds

Donations to the following Funds, except for the Employee Appreciation Fund, are tax deductible, subject to the advice of your tax accountant. Gifts to Funds must be liquid assets. Your entire gift benefits only the Fund you select.

This benefits the Chatham County community through grants to both well-established and new agencies in the large, rural county surrounding Galloway Ridge. Established in 2006, the fund is a means for residents and other donors to support Chatham County not-for-profits as well as schools and governmental agency projects through tax deductible donations. The fund invites eligible groups in Chatham County to apply for community grants annually, and past recipients have included boys and girls clubs, literacy councils, food programs, schools, services for the aging, and services for the homeless. 

The Galloway Ridge Charitable Fund is the principal charitable arm of Galloway Ridge, because creating thriving communities is at the core of what we do. The fund allows us the flexibility to support established agencies while simultaneously addressing emergent needs through start-ups and innovative projects. Applications for community grants are reviewed by a committee drawn from residents of Galloway Ridge and the county at large. An effort is made to fund projects in various locations within the county.

This provides scholarships to Galloway Ridge employees, helping them pursue two-year and four-year degrees, certificates, and continuing education at licensed and/or accredited educational institutions. Scholarship recipients are selected based on objective standards unrelated to the applicant’s employment at Galloway Ridge. Eligibility criteria includes a minimum of 480 work hours and twelve consecutive months of employment prior to the application deadline. Through the scholarship fund, we not only get to strengthen our community by investing in our staff members’ wellbeing and education — we’re also investing in a better quality of life at Galloway Ridge, with a staff that’s just as committed to an active, engaged life as our residents.

This exists to help residents who, through no fault of their own, are no longer able to pay their full monthly fees. Gifts to this fund go toward paying the fees of residents who have an unexpected financial hardship outside of their control, allowing every member of our community stability and peace of mind for the future. As part of our Benevolent Care Fund, we offer a Charitable Gift Annuity through the Mennonite foundation. Giving this way provides you with annuity payments for life and a significant tax reduction. Of course, you also get the gift of knowing that your donation is helping your neighbors and friends at Galloway Ridge! 

This supplements the budget provided by Galloway Ridge to maintain our on-campus library, a vibrant hub originally started by two residents in 2005 that has grown to over 10,000 books. Donations to this fund are used  to keep our books and other collections up to date and to purchase items for the Library such as ladders, rotating shelves, lighting, and various supplies.

This defrays the cost of bringing educational and entertaining events to the residents of Galloway Ridge and our surrounding community. The fund helps to support the cost of booking speakers, performing artists, musical groups, drama and cultural performances, as well as other similar programs.

This provides holiday checks for employees. Galloway Ridge has a “no tipping” policy, the only way to recognize employees for their outstanding service and care toward our residents is through donations to this fund.

For over a decade, Galloway Ridge has raised funds and hosted events to support The Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern NC. Your gift will help this important cause that impacts many in our community.

This is a general fund that goes toward benefiting the residents and community of Galloway Ridge. The use of donations to this fund will be determined by the Executive Director and CFO of Galloway Ridge, with approval from the Board of Directors.

Guardians of Galloway
Through our Guardians of Galloway program, any resident (or family or friend of a resident) who donates to the Galloway Ridge Funds listed above, excluding the Alzheimer’s Fund and Employee Appreciation Fund, at an amount of at least $15,000 over time will be recognized with membership in the Guardians of Galloway Ridge Society. The names of these donors will be seen on the leaves of the Society’s legacy tree located in the Great Hall. This society recognizes those who through their vision and philanthropy seek to ensure that the highest quality of life and healthcare services will be available to current and future residents of Galloway Ridge.

Other Ways to Donate to Galloway Ridge Charities

  • Name a specific Fund as a beneficiary in your will or other form of estate plan, retirement plan, or insurance policy, or if you no longer need an insurance policy, gift the policy to the Fund.
  • Establish a trust, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.
  • Donate financial investments, such as stocks, bonds, or certificates of deposit.
  • Donate the refund from a no longer needed covered parking space.

Please note that donors are required by law to fill out IRS Form 8283 for any donation valued at $500 or more. Any donation with a total value of $5,000 or more must also be professionally appraised.

For more information about donation opportunities, please contact the Executive Office at 919-545-2604 or email