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Category: Gift Planning

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Life Insurance

When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse now deceased—your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. There are three ways to give life insurance to Guide Dogs of the Desert: Name us a...

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Beneficiary Designations

Continue Supporting Our Work After Your Lifetime Passionate about supporting Guide Dogs of the Desert with our mission even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible, it’s easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name Guide Dogs of the Desert as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after...

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Turn Your Generosity Into Lifetime Income When you are looking for ways to help Guide Dogs of the Desert with our mission, you shouldn’t feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support Guide Dogs of the Desert’s work while receiving fixed payments for life...

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Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

Interested in helping Guide Dogs of the Desert with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as...

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Donor Advised Funds

Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation—Without the Complexity Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Guide Dogs of the Desert and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you. Here’s how it works. You transfer cash or...

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Appreciated Securities

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to Guide Dogs of the Desert. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while...

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Cash

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support Guide Dogs of the Desert is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of: An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or money order today, you enable us to meet...

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Make a Tax-Free Gift With An IRA

A Tax-Saving Way to Help Guide Dogs of the Desert See Your Generosity in Action If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to...

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A Family-First Philosophy

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...

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Cross Estate Planning Off Your To-Do List

A new year will offer a fresh start on your personal goals and resolutions. It’s also the perfect time to take stock of where you’re at in your estate planning. When surveying your plan, make sure you review the following: Wills and trusts. Review your will or trust for any life change such as a birth,...

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