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Memorials and Tributes

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A Gift That Honors a Life

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Guide Dogs of the Desert, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

When Sarah’s father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Guide Dogs of the Desert for its tireless efforts to better his community. So Sarah decided to make a gift to Guide Dogs of the Desert in her father’s name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father’s legacy live on at Guide Dogs of the Desert thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

  1. Contact Sarah G. Clapp at 760-329-6257  or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Guide Dogs of the Desert.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Guide Dogs of the Desert through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Guide Dogs of the Desert
Address: 60735 Dillon Road, Whitewater, CA 92282
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7296531

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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