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Donor Advised Funds

A philanthropic program to manage gifts on behalf of an individual, family or organization.

Five Ways a UK Donor Advised Fund Can Work for You

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Family Philanthropy Made Easy

This program is made with you in mind. Your gift is more cost-effective, with greater deductibility and no administrative burdens – like tax returns and legal fees – compared to a private family foundation. Name your children successor advisors to continue your work at UK and in your community. Continue your tradition of giving.

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Fixed or Diversified Support

It's your gift, you advise where it goes. Choose to consistently support one area at UK or vary your support between different UK programs and projects. In addition to UK, you can choose to support other public charities, arts, cultural, and religious organizations.

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Deduct Now, Give Over Time

Sometimes additional family resources can be committed to philanthropic support, or you may simply want to better organize your philanthropy without a detailed plan for its direction. A contribution to your fund can be made in the year the resources are available, generating the charitable income tax deduction and allowing you time to give thoughtfully.

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Manage Your Gift

Your trusted investment manager can oversee allocation of your donor advised fund resources, or you can elect a fund manager we retain. With no required minimum distributions, your fund can grow until the time you choose.

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Giving is Easy

We undertake all administrative costs – there are no checks to write, no receipts to maintain or tax returns to file. Your can track your funds through a secure online portal. Give anonymously or in the name of your donor advised fund. Contribute to your fund with a range of assets including cash, stock, interests in closely held businesses, and real estate; a testamentary fund can be established through your estate planning.

Here's How it Works

You Advise Where Your Gift Goes

We make it easy

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Call Today to Find Out More

You are invited to explore the benefits of a establishing a Donor Advised Fund at the University of Kentucky with one of UK's qualified and experienced gift and estate planning officers. Contact us today for more information without obligation.


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The Donor Advised Fund is a partnership between the University of Kentucky and Blue Grass Community Foundation to benefit the University and its students as well as you, the donor.

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