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You could do anything you’d like with your money.

Thank you for choosing to partner with the Council on Aging to make a difference!

As donors, you choose the Council on Aging to put your money into the community to strengthen the lives of aging adults when you provide a gift through our organization. Your gift brings meals, transportation, companionship, social services, grab bars and supplies, education and other resources to seniors in Buncombe County. Together we serve a diverse group of adults during some of the most challenging times in their lives…

Group of senior women smiling
Enjoying life with confidence!

Want to mail your gift instead?

Please make checks payable to:
Council on Aging of Buncombe County 
46 Sheffield Circle
Asheville, NC 28803


Your Gift Makes a Difference

Ways to Give

Individual Giving

Donate to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County through continuous, monthly or one time giving. You may also donate through
a Donor Advised Fund.

Planned Giving

Support the Council on Aging of Buncombe County through gift planning. Contact us at (828) 277-8288 for more information on outright gifts (securities, retirement plans, gifts of real estate) and deferred gifts (bequests, endowments, IRA rollovers). 

Corporate Sponsorship

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, contact us at (828) 277-8288 for more information.

Council on Aging of Buncombe County is now able to accept donations of stock.

Why might you donate stock? 

  • You avoid capital gains tax while earning a bigger tax deduction
  • Deduct the fair market value of the stock (regardless of your cost basis)
  • Have greater impact by letting the nonprofit keep the proceeds that would have gone to the IRS

You can direct stocks to our account with the information below:

  • Pershing, LLC
  • Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. 
  • DTC # 443
  • Receiving account 6FK208818
  • Tax ID #  23-7410586
Join us on the Journey

Your Philanthropy at Work

Thank YOU for being a wonderful supporter of the Council on Aging. We believe wholeheartedly that we are on this journey together – YOU and the Council unified in a commitment to the independence, dignity and well-being of older adults and their families. While no two stories are the same, we all face challenges in our lives as we age. Scenarios like the ones below are examples of how we make an impact:
★ A woman had not bathed in a tub in over a year. She was unsteady and needed help.
Our response was to install grab bars and a transfer bench. Now she can bathe by
herself. She cried the first time she was able to do this.
★ A devoted husband caring for his wife with dementia who could not be left alone and
required continuous care received funding for respite services so he could hire someone
to support his wife so he could go grocery shopping and have time away.


Your gift, in any amount, will make a difference on this journey! YOUR gift can help provide meals, heat a home, install a grab bar, provide unbiased & informed health insurance options, and more! With YOUR support, we can make great strides to meet the road ahead and embrace the journey to AGING WELL together. Can we count on YOU?

With more than 70,000 people 60 and over in Buncombe County and over 10,000 people a day in the US turning 75, the need for community based resources is greater than ever. Perhaps you, too, have received support from Council on Aging – Medicare counseling, a ride to a doctor’s appointment, elder justice navigation, or support while you juggle work, home, caring for parents or spouses and children.

Your $100 donation allows us to provide essential service, such as:

  • 20 Shelf Stable Meals for homebound and vulnerable adults
  • 10 grab bars for Minor Home Repair
  • 3 hours of Medicare Counseling 

In addition to direct service, we utilize unrestricted support to cover essentials approved by our Board of Directors for infrastructure, development and sustainability. We continue to strategically build programming and opportunities to engage staff and volunteers at the highest possible level for maximum service delivery. Whether it’s a matching gift for a government grant, program or personnel costs, we put your money to work transparently in the areas where it’s needed the most!

“The Senior Dining Program has been a lifesaver for us. My wife now has dementia and we come to this program for meals, exercise, and socialization. We try to never miss a day.”

– Walt Farris, Weaverville Senior Dining Participant
Donor Tree with names for each donor written in leaves

Donor Tree

Supporters who donate $200 or more per year as an unrestricted gift to the Council on Aging get a leaf on our Donor Tree.  We can’t thank the supporters of Council on Aging enough…and our tree is public recognition of these generous gift. With this recognition, we hope to illuminate the importance of a solid foundation, growth, and generational impact.

Help keep our tree green with a recurring donation of just $16.67 per month. Donors may choose to be anonymous. The Donor Tree is a way of showing the abundance of support and is a visual reminder of how we collectively impact the health and well-being of our community.

Thank you for your generous support!

Already a donor?

Update your donation preferences and information here.


Material In-Kind donations are greatly appreciated and needed to better serve our clients. For questions about other items, please contact us at 828-277-8288.
Donate through AmazonSmile!
Donating is easy with AmazonSmile. 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to Council on Aging when you choose us as your charity!
Day Sponsorships from Blue Ridge Public Radio help us get the word out!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a meaningful and easy way for you to donate to Council on Aging with your everyday purchases and holiday gifts returning 0.5% of each eligible transaction to transform lives with no additional fees or hassle! (Same terms, same prices as Amazon, but this support comes straight to us each time you use www.amazonsmile.com after selecting us as your charity.

Whether you are shopping for everyday essentials or gifts, log on to www.amazonsmile.com once you have selected us as your charity and we will automatically receive the donation to our organization.


Learn more about how to select us as your charity here.


Blue Ridge Public Radio – Day Sponsorship

What do the Council on Aging and Blue Ridge Public Radio have in common? They both have wonderful members and supporters who share common interests. 

Several of our donors who are Sustaining Members of Blue Ridge Public Radio have graciously donated their day sponsorships to the Council on Aging. 

 Make your generosity go even further with a donated day sponsorship to the Council on Aging while you support Blue Ridge Public Radio.If you are a Sustaining Member of Blue Ridge Public Radio, please consider donating one or more day sponsorships to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County. 

If you are a member of Blue Ridge Public Radio, we appreciate your consideration in making an in-kind sponsorship for publicity! This type of sponsorship makes a big difference in bringing our name and our Mission throughout the community.

Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

EIN 23-7410586

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. is a charitable organization 501(c)(3) registered with the Secretary of State of the State of North Carolina.  You can find out more about our organization at the Secretary of State of North Carolina website.

Thank you for choosing Council on Aging of Buncombe County!

Council on Aging of Buncombe County Fiscal Sponsorships

Donating to Dementia Friendly WNC?

100% of funds go toward programming. Council on Aging of Buncombe County is the proud Fiscal Sponsor for this Age friendly grassroots group that started in 2015.

Make checks payable to:
Council on Aging of Buncombe County/ Dementia Friendly WNC
46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803

You may also make a donation online, but must enter a note in the comment box that states “Dementia Friendly WNC” here: www.coabc.org/donate

Dementia Friendly WNC is committed to increasing awareness around dementia and decreasing its negative stigma.  We aim to ease fears and increase comfort levels for those interacting with people living with dementia, encouraging those who attend our awareness sessions to take concrete action to reach out to those living with dementia.  We partner with people living with dementia, involving them as members of our steering team decisions and including their voices in our awareness sessions.

(Donations may be tax-deductible, as Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a 501(c)3. For more information, visit www.coabc.org)

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