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Benefits

With a donor advised fund, you can support Ball State University students, programs, and projects as well as your other favorite charitable causes. You can also enjoy these benefits:

  • An alternative to setting up a costly private foundation
  • Immediate charitable income tax deduction for your contributions to the fund
  • Flexibility to make grant recommendations suited to your timetable. Grants from your
    gift(s) need not be made in the same year as your original gift(s).
  • No capital gains taxes on gifts of appreciated, long-term securities
  • A convenient, password protected online dashboard that combines account management, charity research and due diligence, social networking, and grantee communication
  • Easy record-keeping and tax reporting
  • A choice of making anonymous gifts or receiving recognition
  • Professional staff available to help you plan your gifts, understand tax benefits, and handle all the paperwork and administrative responsibilities
  • Professional investment management with your recommendation of investment strategies