Your gift today will be used to provide support for patients, families and caregivers, to educate doctors on early diagnosis and treatment, and to invest in research leading to more targeted therapies.

The Importance of Recurring Giving

By giving monthly, you provide the AE Alliance with steady support for their ongoing work in the AE community. Your tax-deductible donation is automatically charged every month, and it’s simple to edit or cancel at any time. It’s doing good on autopilot.


Ways to Donate

Donate Online

Click here to make a one-time gift, tribute gift or monthly recurring gift

Donate By Mail

Click here to download a form, and mail your completed donation form to: AE Alliance, 811 9th Street, Suite 120-101, Durham, NC 27705

Other Ways to Donate

Make a legacy gift through your will or trust

A gift in your will or trust is a meaningful way to support the AE Alliance. It is also a simple, flexible and affordable way to help support the AE community. You can make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose. And because your gift is not realized until after your lifetime, it costs you nothing today. Finally, if your life or financial circumstances change, you can amend your gift or change your mind at any time.

Contact Caterri Woodrum with questions, and to let us know about your gift, so we can celebrate your generosity now.

Make a donation of stock

It’s simple to transfer stock or other appreciated securities to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. Contact your financial advisor or broker and provide them with the following information to electronically transfer the securities:

Name bank: First Citizens Investor Services
Account Title/Registration: Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc.
Contact Name & Number: Caterri Woodrum, 919-602-1484
DTC #: 0443
AEA Account #: TNQ-121765

For most gifts, you can avoid capital gains taxes, pay no brokerage fees or sales commissions and the charitable deduction is the fair market value of the securities at the time of transfer.

For assistance, contact us at 

Make a donation through Amazon Smile

You can support our mission just by designating the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc. as your charity and shopping through AmazonSmile (, Amazon’s charity platform. Each order you place results in a small donation to the charity of your choice and these donations come at no cost to you! When you designate the Alliance as your charity of record, Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases you make to the AE Alliance. And while this may seem like a small amount, it can make a big impact on a small non-profit like ours.

It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up!

On your first visit to, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Just use the charity search feature on their site and choose Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

If you already have a designated charity, you can change your charity to Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc. any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity on your web browser, simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.” You can also visit AmazonSmile under settings on your Amazon Shopping app and select “Change your Charity.” Select Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Inc.