Serving Those Who Need Us Most - Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes independence for combat wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities through partnerships with skilled assistance dogs.
Charitable gifts, no matter their size, make a difference at Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs. In a time of so much need, here are some tips to make the most of your giving strategies.
An outright gift is a way you can give immediately and directly. It can be as simple as making an on-line gift through our websiteor by mailing us a check.
Golden PAWS 3173 Horseshoe Drive South, Naples, FL 34104.
If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) you can make a gift to Golden PAWS without affecting your personal financial security. Our EIN is 27-3385763.
Golden PAWS 3173 Horseshoe Drive South, Naples, FL 34104
Gifts of highly appreciated stocks made directly to Golden PAWS have certain tax benefits. You receive a charitable income tax deduction, usually the full fair market value of your gift, whereas your cost is only your purchase price. Also, by making a gift rather than selling your appreciated assets, you can avoid capital gains tax. To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Cindy Nelson, VP of Philanthropy at 239-276-7293.
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or “IRA rollover” directly from your IRA to Golden PAWS without impacting your taxable income. Your gift will count towards your minimum distribution requirement, which under the 2019 Capital SECURE Act begins at age 72.
A planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Golden PAWS and our mission while meeting your own philanthropic goals. We are happy to provide you with sample language to use to identify a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount you wish to give. To ensure that your wishes are properly followed we encourage you to share your final provision with us.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Donors are urged to consult their own personal tax and financial advisors concerning the specific consequences of making gifts to Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence, ways in which you may support Golden PAWS.