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Donor Philosophy

Our Donor Philosophy

As an organization, Memory Matters’ Fundraising Philosophy guides our efforts to obtain support for our Mission. We demonstrate our passion for Memory Matters through our actions:

  • We make personal commitments before asking others.

  • We are transparent about our needs.

  • We regularly share our effectiveness and impact.

  • We respect and thank all supporters.

  • We utilize gifts wisely and as intended.

  • We cultivate corporate supporters and avoid exclusive relationships.


South Carolina Angel Charity

It's important to note that, in 2009, Memory Matters was designated as an "Angel Charity" by the state of South Carolina, because over 80% of all funds received are used to provide families with memory loss programs and resources.

This level of efficiency was in place before 2009 and continues today.


Memory Matters has been named an South Carolina Angel Charity by following these exemplary guidelines:

  • Devote 80% or more of its total expenditures to direct charitable programs.

  • Been in existence for three or more years.

  • Make good use of volunteer services.

  • Receive minimal funding from grants.

  • Maintain compliance with the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.


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GuideStar Seals of Transparency

Memory Matters is also GuideStar national sealed of transparency member. The GuideStar Seals of Transparency is not a rating or ranking system. The seal indicates our commitment to transparency. Information through our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile offers the donor the opportunity to know our Organization more deeply.


To view our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile:  click here

We appreciate your support.

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