Making a donation in someone's name is a truly powerful gift. You are not only recognizing that someone has touched your life in a special way, but you are memorializing them in the "Book of Memory", which is on permanent display at Merrick Foundation. Memorial gifts can be directed to a specific fund or be placed in our General Endowment Fund. The General Endowment is an endowed fund that is used to fund various projects for nonprofits and groups across Merrick County.
In addition to being memorialized in the Book of Memory, individuals are also honored in our annual report which is mailed to donors and Merrick County residents each spring. Lastly, when we receive a gift in memory of someone, we will also notify the family that a donation was made in their loved one's name.
A list of available funds and memorial donation information can be found here.