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Make A Difference TODAY! HOW TO MAKE A DONATION

 

Make your tax-deductible donation today to the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Inc. Any amount is needed and appreciated. You may make your contribution in the form of a memorial or to honor a special person, organization, or dog. You may also contribute by supporting one of our specific fundraisers with a donation to the cause. Contributors will receive recognition in the Spotter, on this web page and in the DCAF treasury records for their annual contributions.

You can make DONATIONS ONLINE.

If you prefer mail, please use our Contribution Form and mail your donation to:

    Sheila Wymore
    PO Box 268
    Cornville AZ   86325

What is YOUR level of support for the future of our breed?


Click here to see our DONATION LEVELS of recognition.
Click here to view past contributions.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

They would do anything for you. Now you can return the favor.

THE DALMATIAN CLUB OF AMERICA FOUNDATION WAS CREATED BY THE DALMATIAN CLUB OF AMERICA TO SAFEGUARD THE BREED THAT HAS CAPTURED OUR HEART.

PROTECT

With the goal of increasing the health and longevity of our beloved Dalmatians, DCAF, in partnership with such respected organization as the Canine Health Foundation, funds specific research into the most pressing illnesses facing the breed today. Your donation will help in the search for causes and treatment of both genetic and non-genetic diseases.

EDUCATE AND PROMOTE HEALTH TESTING

THrough sponsorship of seminars, educational events and health and/or testing clinics, DCAF, works along with the Dalmatian Club of America. Together they also provide information abou the care, health, development, training and ownership of the Dalmatian, as well as the role responsible breeding programs play in the future of the breed.

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference."

YES!

I WANT TO RETURN THE FAVOR.

MEMORIAL PARKS

Honor those dearly departed in one of our Memorial Parks!

Coming Soon!

Soon to be featuring spots in our

  • Agility Park
  • Obedience Park
  • Rally Park
  • Tracking Park
  • Equestrian Park
  • Comfort Park
  • Friends Park
  • Champions Park
  • Rainbow Park
  • Firefighter's Park

You can also make your own dedicated Kennel Park!


HERITAGE SOCIETY BEQUESTS

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? Will you be remembered for supporting the breed you love?

As you consider what you may be able to pass on in your will -- 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 below:

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.

Thank You to the donors! 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.

HOW DO I JOIN THE HERITAGE SOCIETY?

Heritage Society Pledge Form as a PDF
Click here for online form

HERITAGE SOCIETY DONORS

The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following members, friends and clubs who have made commitments through their wills, trusts or other means to support the work of the Foundation into the future:

    James W. Smith
    Peggy Rudder
    The Dalmatian Club of Greater Indianapolis in honor of Helen Siegel
    Carol L. O'Brien
    Linda Stafford
    Samantha Stafford
    Meg Hennessey
    Rosie Branaman
    Julia Soukup

DALMATIAN CHRISTMAS CARDS

YES we still have Dalmatian Christmas Cards available!

This was a past year's gift for your donation. They come as a variety pack of 14 cards, each designed by one of our very own Dalmatian Club of America Members. Who else can capture the essence of a Dalmatian so eloquently?

These will only be available while supply lasts. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery, but usually much sooner.

If you would like to mail order by check or have questions please email with subject of "DCAF Christmas Cards".

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VOLUNTEER

Help DCAF with your skills!

Dalmatian Club of America Foundation can always use some dedicated volunteers who are so gracious to offer their skills. We need committee chairs as well as those who can help plan fundraisers, do marketing, as well as just help out with our events when in person!

Let us know how you can help bring the best Dalmatians into the future!

All Dalmatian Owners

Make your Dalmatian a part of the solution!

DNA BLOOD BANK

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) maintains a databank of blood samples from all breeds of dogs that scientists may access for genetic research. It’s easy to participate. Your vet can follow these directions to collect the sample and ship it. You complete the form including the health history. During your dog’s life, please update the form if health issues arise so that researchers working on a particular health problem can find your dog’s DNA to include in the study.
Blood Sample Instructions

From time to time, DCAF conducts clinics specifically to collect DNA for the Dalmatian OFA database. Check back to see when there may be one in your area.