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Beneficiary Designations

Continue Supporting Our Work After Your Lifetime

Passionate about supporting Guide Dogs of the Desert with our mission even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible, it’s easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name Guide Dogs of the Desert as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible—you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Robert and Carol treasure the financial help they’ve been able to give their children and Guide Dogs of the Desert over the years. Now that their kids are grown, Robert and Carol changed their estate plan so it could work harder for the people and causes they love. The couple updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. And they left us a $75,000 IRA to be transferred after their death. Because Guide Dogs of the Desert is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support our mission.

If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $21,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes—leaving only $54,000 for their family’s use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.

*Based on an assumption of a 28 percent marginal income tax bracket.

Learn How to Fund It

You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:

  1. Contact Sarah G. Clapp  at 760-329-6257  or sclapp@gddca.org for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support Guide Dogs of the Desert with our mission.
  2. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  3. If you name Guide Dogs of the Desert in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Guide Dogs of the Desert
Address: 60735 Dillon Road, Whitewater, CA 92282
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7296531

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