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Every 21 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a brain injury. That’s 2.5 million Americans each year. In an instant, it can change the way we think, act, and feel. It can make brain injury survivors and family members feel overwhelmed, confused, and alone. That’s why the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) is here to help.

Make your donation to BIAC today and you’ll be providing vital resources and support to those who need it most. You’ll also be providing important brain injury prevention and education to children and adults across the state.

Below are the ways you can donate. Whichever way you choose, know that your gift, in any amount, will truly make a difference in someone’s life.


A general or memorial donation to BIAC is easy to make online, by phone or by mail and supports all BIAC’s programs and services.

Become a Member

As a BIAC member, you’ll belong to a community of people who want to increase awareness about brain injury and help those whose lives have been forever changed by it.

Employee Giving

Does your company conduct a United Way/Community Health Charities Workplace Campaign? Make a real difference by designating your gift directly to the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. Please be sure to include the appropriate agency code for BIAC—United Way #3007/ Combined Federal Campaign/CHC#19988. Encourage others to designate BIAC, as well!

Employer Gift Match

An effortless way to double or even triple your impact! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours, too. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to BIAC.

Donate Stock

There are many benefits to making a stock donation in lieu of a cash gift. It’s easy to do, too! Please contact Lori Shield at or 860-219-0291 x303 to start the process.

Leave Your Legacy with BIAC

Give a planned gift or bequest to BIAC and leave a meaningful legacy behind helping those with brain injuries. With so many ways to give, an often-overlooked avenue is planned giving. Planning today will ensure that your generosity continues beyond your lifetime, and by naming BIAC as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan, you will join our highly respected Legacy Society.

Legacy Society members have named BIAC as the recipient of a planned gift. Such contributions can include bequest and/or charitable income gifts, annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance. Many of our members simply designate a percentage of their estate as a direct donation to BIAC.

As a member of BIAC’s Legacy Society, it is important to us to significantly recognize your contribution and generosity to our organization. To begin the process please contact your attorney or estate planner and notify them of your plans to designate BIAC in your will. It is then important for you to contact BIAC and let us know of your plans. Please contact Lori Shield at or 860-219-0291 x303.

Although you will be recognized, no funds are expected at the time of registration. Legacy Society members are ambassadors on behalf of BIAC, and respected members of our organization. Benefits of BIAC Legacy Society include invitations to special events, BIAC Membership, and a subscription to our e-newsletter, BIAC BUZZ.

Guidestar Gold Seal

BIAC is also honored to be a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. GuideStar USA, a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and provides information about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance in an easy-to-understand format. This information allows donors to make educated decisions about their philanthropic giving. Visit BIAC on GuideStar to view our financial reports, IRS 990 tax returns, and more.