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:
Make a donation that fits your budget and time-frame.
Go to our DONATIONS ONLINE. Choose the category and type of donation. Fill out all the information and when checking out you can designate if it is a one-time, or monthly donation.
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:
In many cases, it is as simple as including language in your will, such as the examples below:
For an unrestricted bequest:
For a specific 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.
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.
HOW DO I JOIN THE HERITAGE SOCIETY?
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:
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.
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!
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.