The Volunteer Services Council depends on the generous support of individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out our mission of improving the quality of life for our patients. Every donation, large or small, provides that important support. All online transactions are processed securely through paypal: Tribute/Memorial Contributions: An Austin State Hospital memorial/tribute gift expresses the sense of loss when you lose the life of someone important to you. A contribution is a meaningful way to honor a loved one who cares about the Austin State Hospital’s mission of enriching the lives of patients. When your memorial gift is received, the Austin State Hospital will promptly send a personalized card to the person or family you indicate, notifying them of your thoughtful donation. Thank you for celebrating a memory by giving hope to others. Matching Corporate Gifts: If your company has a Matching Gifts program, be sure to fill out the “Corporate Matching Gift” form with your contribution. Corporate/Foundation Giving: The ASH Volunteer Services Council actively seeks financial support from corporations and foundations, both national and local. To discuss how your corporation or foundation can participate, please call 512-419-2333. Planned Giving: Planned giving is another way to give outside of making a cash donation. Planned giving includes gifts through wills, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and pooled income funds. One of the best ways to ensure the Volunteer Services Council (VSC) of the Austin State Hospital continues providing special programs and services to our patients is through a planned gift.