Pacific Stroke Association


Dear PSA Supporter:

In the past 25 years, stroke survivors and family members have participated at the PSA weekly post-stroke programs where they are offered a safe and supportive space to share their challenges and explore the infinite healing possibilities for stroke recovery and rehabilitation. I have been blessed to serve this community for the past 20 years as a support group facilitator.

As a clinician, I know that an environment focused on patient respect, understanding and self-worth are essential for any healing to occur. The possibility of healing often surfaces for the first time in these support groups; TOGETHERNESS is the MEDICINE that comes through every month we gather to explore healing through sharing. Participants regularly comment on how programs offered through PSA have been life affirming and transformational, and consider PSA programs essential for their continued healing. We need your support to continue to offer hope and other resources to ensure the ongoing vitality of the PSA programs.

When you make a donation to Pacific Stroke Association, you become a partner in stroke prevention and in the promotion of wellbeing for people who have felt devastated and alone by life changing strokes. Please join us by making a generous donation to PSA and advocate for a compassionate and thriving community for stroke survivors and their families. TOGETHER we can make a difference and save lives.

Happy Holidays!

Naz Motayar, Ph.D, Neuropsychologist
Post Stroke Support Group Facilitator

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

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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.