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Take Care of Your Own and Then Guide Dogs of the Desert

They say charity starts at home, and that can be especially true during uncertain economic times. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to provide for your family, you might overlook a gift to the organizations and causes that also need your support.

Through gift planning, you can choose a method of giving that protects your family’s needs and offers greater tax savings. Here are a few ways you can support Guide Dogs of the Desert.

  • A gift in your will. You may find the flexibility of naming Guide Dogs of the Desert in your will or living trust appealing because you can change your mind at any time. By leaving a percentage of your estate to Guide Dogs of the Desert, gifts to family members and other loved ones remain proportional no matter how your estate fluctuates over the years.
  • Retirement plan assets. Because retirement plan assets can be heavily taxed when left to family, it can be tax-savvy to leave these assets to charity through beneficiary designations.
  • Life insurance. Life insurance is a simple way to make a big impact. You can leave all or a portion of your life insurance policy to Guide Dogs of the Desert.
  • Charitable gift annuity. Charitable gift annuities are a strong gift option. Contact us to learn more about this way to give.

How to Give

Looking for other ways to give to Guide Dogs of the Desert? Contact Sarah G. Clapp at 760-329-6257  or sclapp@gddca.org to find a gift that best fits your situation. We are happy to help!

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

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