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HERITAGE SOCIETY

What is your legacy?

When you reflect on what has meaning in your life, along with your family and friends, there have been Dalmatians-one or many. What will you do for them?

As you consider what you may be able to pass on -- or even give during your lifetime -- there are options that can fulfill multiple objectives:

  • Ensure that your resources are used for your wishes

  • Protect your family

  • Benefit from tax savings

  • Demonstrate your appreciation for family, friends and charitable organizations


BEQUESTS

In many cases, it is as simple as including language in your will, such as the examples:

For an unrestricted bequest:

    "I give, devise and bequeath [the sum of ___ dollars}, {all or ___ percent of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises)} to The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation for its general corporate purposes."

For a specific purpose:

    "I give, devise and bequeath {the sum of ___ dollars}, {all or ___ percent of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate of every kind and description (including lapsed legacies and devises)} to the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation to [create an endowment from which only the income is to be used], {to conduct research} for the following purpose: {state the purpose}."

The easiest way to accomplish what you intend is to work with an attorney who specializes in estate planning. If you don't have an attorney, you can ask friends or co-workers for references or consult the website of The American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org.


ESTABLISHING A TRUST

Your attorney or financial advisor can work with you to review the best way to set aside some of your resources for DCAF, including what vehicles will benefit you and your family.

If you would like to discuss the process of establishing a bequest or creating a trust for DCAF, contact the chair of the DCAF Heritage Society, Carol O'Brien     Email

Please consider how you can give back to help the Dalmatian have a healthier future.

The DCAF Heritage Society recognizes all DCA members and friends who have made a planned gift commitment to the Foundation through a provision in their will or a designated trust.

Heritage Society members appear in the DCAF contributor lists in the Spotter, on this web page and in the DCAF records, or they may chose to keep their commitment anonymous. In appreciation for a Heritage Society commitment, DCAF will send a DCAF pin so that the donor can demonstrate his or her dedication to the health and well being of the Dalmatian.

Heritage Society Pledge Form

Click here for a list of Donors to the Heritage Society

This page last updated on February 15, 2013

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