Pacific Stroke Association


Dear Friends of PSA,

Pacific Stroke Association is inviting you to be part of something life-sustaining. Can you help by offering your support today?

“They’re a lifeline for me,” says stroke survivor Irene Ogawa of PSA support groups.

“I appreciate being with survivors, caregivers, and therapists who ‘get it,’ even though we have unique experiences.” Irene describes how, at the end of her physical and occupational therapies, she experienced the ongoing effects of her stroke, but had no one to talk to about her feelings, concerns, and questions. She also discovered helpful tools she wanted to share with others, but there was no way to connect.

Until she found PSA

Irene says, “Acknowledging our experiences and concerns is so validating and encouraging. I enjoy seeing folks in a variety of contexts. The dynamic of each group and its leadership brings out different interactions. Thanks to PSA for offering so many opportunities to connect.”

Your generosity today may help improve the life of someone you know or someone right down the street who is forced to adjust their life to a new normal because of a stroke.

Please join us by making a generous donation to PSA and advocate for a compassionate and thriving community for stroke survivors and their families.

Happy Holidays!

PSA Board of Directors
Sharon Dolan, Interim Executive Director

PSA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID #: 77-0500631.

IRA Charitable Distribution – A Great Way to Give to PSA 

Whether or not you will be itemizing deductions this year, you can realize important benefits by making your charitable gifts from your IRA. Anyone 70 ½ or older may donate up to $100,000 per year to qualified charitable organizations and count the contributions towards their required minimum distribution. Gifts made directly from an IRA to a qualified charity will not be included in your adjusted gross income, which may keep you in a lower tax bracket.

Donating Appreciated Stock

Do you have stock that has increased greatly in value and want to make a charitable gift to impact our stroke community? Its relatively easy to make a gift of stock by letting your broker know your intentions and having them contact PSA. You receive a tax deduction for the fair market

Planned gifts

Donors can support PSA programs and services by making a provision in their estate plans. Gifts from an estate to PSA are free of federal estate taxes. Please let us know if you have made a bequest to PSA.

Payroll deduction & Company Matching Gifts

Many companies offer giving options for their employees, and some of them even match your contribution! Please contact your Human Resources Department to discover what programs your employer offers and how you might make an even greater impact with your gift.

In memory and in honor

Donate in honor or in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion or milestone such as a birthday or anniversary. We’ll send a special acknowledgement card to someone you wish to honor or to the family of a loved one who has passed away.

Vehicle donation

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 to convert your extra or old vehicle into a tax deductible donation benefitting PSA!
1)  When you are ready to donate a vehicle call PSA at 650.565.8485 or email
2)  PSA will arrange for the vehicle to be picked up by a local organization.
3)  You will receive confirmation for the sale of the vehicle.