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Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) allows you to contribute money to a charitable investment account and gives you the flexibility to pay out donations to nonprofits over time. As your DAF experiences tax-free growth, more money is available for you to support your favorite charities. You decide the when, who and how much is distributed, and you can contribute to the fund at any time.

If you already have a DAF, now is a great time to consider making a distribution to Leader Dog. You can create a legacy by naming your loved ones as your successor to recommend grants in the future or name Leader Dog to receive all or part of the account balance after your lifetime.

Interested in opening a DAF? Contact a sponsoring organization such as Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon.

Have a DAF and ready to send us a grant? Use the easy tool to make your gift online now.

How a Donor-Advised Fund Works

Make a tax-deductible donation

A contribution to a donor-advised fund is an irrevocable commitment to charity; the funds cannot be returned to the donor or any other individual or used for any purpose other than grantmaking to charities. The money you donate to the donor-advised fund can provide an immediate tax deduction.

Grow your donation, tax-free

The invested funds will potentially grow, tax free, making even more money available to donate to charities.

Support Leader Dogs for the Blind, now or over time

Leader Dogs for the Blind is one of the IRS-qualified public charities that can accept grant recommendations from the donor-advised fund. The fund provides the flexibility to make a donation now or sometime in the future.

Lora Cabarios 300

Lora Cabarios
Director of Personal and Planned Giving
248.650.7109

Your tax-deductible gift helps to make people unstoppable.

Tax ID: Federal: 38-1366931  |  Michigan: A-152543
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