Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in helping to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel! Leader Dogs for the Blind operates entirely on donations from individuals, community service groups such as Lions Clubs, corporations and foundations to fund our programs. We receive no United Way, state or federal funding. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Please select the giving option that works best for you below or if you have questions please contact our philanthropy department at 888-777-5332, 248-651-9011 or donorsupport@leaderdog.org.

Credit Card and Check Gifts

  • Online (Credit Card and Bank Account Withdrawals): Make a donation using our online donation form.
  • Mail: Please mail your gift to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115. We recommend you include our downloadable donation form with your mailing. (Note: Please make checks payable to Leader Dogs for the Blind)
  • Phone: Call 888-777-5332 or 248-651-9011 to speak with a Philanthropy team member.

Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee, please keep in mind that you can give to Leader Dog through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which runs from September through December each year. Whether you donate a set amount per paycheck, or make a one-time donation, your contribution will go a long way to empower people who are blind or visually impaired.

Leader Dog’s CFC number is 74907.

Celebrate a Special Occasion, Person or Pet

Celebrate special moments and people in your life by making an honorary gift. You can select from sending an eCard to the person, printing out a card for hand delivery or mailing, or having us send a card for you. If you have questions regarding giving a gift in honor of your special person or pet please contact us at 248-651-9011.

Memorial Gifts

Remember a special person or pet by making a memorial gift. We will send a card to the person or family to notify them of your generosity. If you have questions regarding giving a gift in memory of your special person or pet, or if gifts are being made in memory of your loved one and you have questions regarding notification, please contact us at 248-651-9011.

Matching Gifts

Double or even triple your gift with a matching gift. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. For more information, contact your human resources office or find out if your company has a matching gift program online.

Naming and Sponsorship Opportunities

Leader Dog has many different naming and sponsorship opportunities. Learn more by contacting our philanthropy team at 888-777-5332, 248-651-9011 or donorsupport@leaderdog.org.

Planned Giving

Leader Dog offers ways to make a planned gift for people of all financial means. From will bequests to purchasing bonds to charitable remainder trusts, an experienced Leader Dog representative will work with you and your financial advisors to help you decide which type of planned giving vehicle best suits your specific financial and philanthropic goals.

Securities, IRAs, 401Ks, and Similar Retirement Plans

Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds can provide attractive benefits. An outright gift of long-term appreciated securities (securities held for more than a year) avoids capital gains taxes and in most cases, the donor obtains a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the securities.

To make a gift of securities, IRAs, 401Ks or other retirement plans to Leader Dog, please contact our planned giving department at 888-777-5332.

Host an Event

Are you hosting an event that could be a fundraiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind? Each year, special people throughout the community host various events for their friends, family and community in which the proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. Learn more about hosting an event or contact us at 888-777-5332, 248-651-9011 or donorsupport@leaderdog.org.