Donor Advised Funds
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A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
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You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.
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An unrestricted gift to support comprehensive programs and services across the entire continuum of cancer care allowing the Cancer Center team to designate where it's needed most at the time.
A restricted gift to support a specific philanthropic pillar, program and/or a specific diagnosis within our focus areas of prevention, research, innovation, education, patient care patient support and survivorship.
A minimum gift of $100,000 establishes a Named Endowed Fund. You can create the fund in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor or remember. The Fund can be designated for comprehensive support or priority support based on what is most meaningful to you. For further information on this key form of giving, please contact the Development Office.
Matching funds can be a powerful tool in helping the Cancer Center leverage your gift. This fund can be used to match donations to establish endowed funds, securing innovative, comprehensive care for patients today and in the future.
An Example of How It Works
Joe and Laura want to give back to their community by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with their community foundation.
The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.
After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for the Foundation (which they've supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.
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- If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
- Contact Carter Rose Stone at (225) 215-1298 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support the Foundation and our mission.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation
Address: 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Federal tax ID number: 20-2046461