Endowments Provide Additional Options of Support

Published in: Update - Issue 2 - 2014 »   

Jon Gandelot of Grosse Pointe-based Gandelot
and Associates joins the Leader Dog veterinary
team in presenting the plaque, which will hang
in the renovated Canine Development Center,
honoring Mr. Berger’s philanthropy.

Leader Dog has traditionally approached private, community, corporate and family foundations and trusts through annual proposals that either requested support for an individual project or a program or service, or sought general operation support through mission-based giving.

Through collaboration with the trustees of the Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Foundation and the Edward Berger Trust, Leader Dog has established two separate endowments to support the orientation and mobility internship program and veterinary care. These seven- and six-figure endowments, respectively, mark the final endowments made by the trusts. Each year, Leader Dog can use the earnings of the endowments to support the initiatives mentioned, while the principal investments remain to ensure sustainability.

Our foundation giving team is pleased to prepare a proposal for interested foundations or trusts wishing to honor their endower(s) and provide a lasting legacy to Leader Dog.

Please contact Kathryn Tuck, director of foundation giving at 248/218.6431 or ktuck@leaderdog.org to discuss your areas of interest.