Pacific Stroke Association


  Dear Friends of PSA,

I write to personally send my thanks to you for helping us serve over 1000 stroke survivors and their families during the pandemic. 645 participated at 72 virtual monthly support groups and 366 survivors and family caregivers attended 22 bi-weekly educational forums that have been presented virtually since sheltered-in-place started in March.

Our ability to provide these programs is dependent on donation from someone like you. Stroke can feel devastating for many individuals. And our programs have helped so many thrive in the face of unspeakable loss. We allow families to take a deep breath, just when they absolutely need to, through reassurance, education and above all, empathy.

As PSA continues to learn, adapt, and grow with the needs of our stroke community, we seek your support. Your financial contribution can help guide the future of our programs in coming months. As a grass-root, not-for-profit organization, we rely on donations – large and small. Our board of directors has already committed to matching the first $35,000 in donations to this campaign.

Will you consider making a donation to PSA this year? I know you agree that no family deserves to feel isolated after a stroke. Your help allows us to provide a safe place for survivors and their families. For this, I will be forever grateful.

Happy Holidays and Warm Regards,
Gary Curtis – Chairman
PSA Board of Directors

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

Amazon Smile 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Pacific Stroke Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, please enter Pacific Stroke Association as the charitable organization of your choice to receive donations from your purchases. Thereafter, every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to PSA. You can also simply bookmark this link so all your eligible shopping will benefit PSA.

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.

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.

Planned gifts

Many people choose to support PSA by making a provision in their estate plans to support our organization. Gifts from an estate to PSA are free of federal estate taxes. Please let us know if you have made a bequest to PSA. Another way of supporting PSA is by making a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Contact your attorney or financial planning advisor to learn more about planned gifts.

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.

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.

Thank You

Your generosity today may help improve the life of someone you know or someone right down the street who must adjust their life to a new normal because of stroke. In the U.S., brain attack happens every 53 seconds which results in 795,000 people experiencing some degree of disability every year, while 160,000 people die because of stroke.

Thank you for considering a donation to Pacific Stroke Association. We welcome all levels and means of support, and accept multiple methods for making your donations. Your contribution supports PSA’s work as a critical community resource, including such services as stroke educational lectures and stroke awareness materials, support groups, and practical help.


If you’d like to learn more about donating your time to PSA, please visit our Volunteer page.