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By making gifts to the DME Sports Foundation, you help to continue to carry out the mission to support student-athletes.


By making gifts to the DME Sports Foundation, you help to continue to carry out its mission to support student-athletes, in financial need, interested in participating in the advanced sports training, teams and education, through the DME Sports Academy.

There are many giving options to choose from besides simply writing a check. Depending on the gift you choose, you could receive fixed payments for life, enjoy tax benefits and support our mission after you're gone. This site will help you find a charitable gift that best meets your family's needs and supports our mission for years to come.

Our legacy is a final testament to who we are, what we value, and whom we love. Regardless of your age, circumstances, or economic status, we encourage you to begin thinking about the legacy you wish to leave behind and the message you hope to share. By leaving a legacy to DME Sports Foundation through one of these options you can join The Mauro Society.

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Getting Started

Here are practical, simple gift ideas and estate planning tips on getting your plans in order, relevant to your stage in life, to protect your family and support the DME Sports Foundation. The goal of estate planning is to provide peace of mind and financial support for yourself and your loved ones. After your family is taken care of, you can extend your support by including a gift to the DME Sports Foundation in your long-term plans.

I’m Under Age 40

Planning for Your Loved Ones

  Create your first will.
  Put a living will in place.
  Include a durable power of attorney.
  Take full advantage of your retirement plans.

Helping Others
  Include a gift to us in your will.
  Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit the DME Sports Foundation after your lifetime.


I’m Age 40-54

Planning for Your Loved Ones

  Create your first will, or update an existing document.
  Put a living will in place.
  Include a durable power of attorney.
  Take full advantage of your retirement plans.

Helping Others
  Include a gift to us in your will.
  Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit the DME Sports Foundation after your lifetime.
  Donate appreciated stock you have owned for more than one year.


I’m Age 55-69

Planning for Your Loved Ones

  Make sure your will is up-to-date.
  Plan for a financially secure retirement.

Helping Others
  Leave us a percentage of your assets through a gift in your will.
  Make a charitable gift to us and receive fixed payments for life.
  Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit the DME Sports Foundation after your lifetime.
  Donate appreciated stock you have owned for more than one year.
  Donate your home or another piece of real estate.
  Arrange a charitable remainder trust to benefit the DME Sports Foundation.
  Set up a charitable lead trust that supports us and helps preserve your loved ones' inheritance.


I’m Age 70 or Older

Planning for Your Loved Ones

  Make sure your will is the best it can be.

Helping Others
  Leave us a percentage of your assets through a gift in your will.
  Make a charitable gift to us and receive fixed payments for life.
  Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit the DME Sports Foundation after your lifetime.
  Make tax-free gifts from your IRA.
  Donate appreciated stock you have owned for more than one year.
  Give savings bonds as a charitable gift through your will.
  Donate your home or another piece of real estate.
  Arrange a charitable remainder trust to benefit the DME Sports Foundation.
  Set up a charitable lead trust that supports us and helps preserve your loved ones' inheritance.

Types of Planned Gifts

There are almost as many variations on ways to make a donation as there are needs to be met. Explore this section to discover new ways to make a gift that also take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your heirs.


Gifts That Pay You Income

  Charitable Gift Annuities
  Charitable Remainder Trusts

Gifts You Make Today

  Charitable IRA Rollover
  Memorial and Honorary Gifts
  Charitable Lead Trusts
  Donor Advised Funds

Gifts That Make an Impact after Your Lifetime

  Bequests
  Beneficiary Designations
  Endowed Gifts
  Give My Home, But Live There for Life

FAQ's

What is a Planned Gift?

Planned gifts are gifts you plan today, to give in the future. They create extraordinary opportunities to support the Foundation and are a meaningful and powerful way to honor the heroes that had a vision. Examples of planned gifts are: Beneficiary through wills or trusts; Retirement plans such as IRA or 401(k); Gifts that pay you income: charitable trusts and annuities; Gifts of real estate or vacation homes.

How do I make a bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to the DME Sports Foundation to use where most needed as part of your estate plan.

What are my options to bequest?

A bequest can be made in several ways including: You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset; You can gift a percentage of your estate; You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate; You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets.

What language should I use to state my bequest?

Adding a bequest to your will or living trust can be as simple as adding a single sentence. Here's our preferred bequest language; take this to your attorney to use as a starting point. Contact us if you have any questions! I give the sum of $___ or ___% to the DME Sports Foundation (Federal Tax ID #82-0922093) to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Why should I inform you of my Planned Gift?

You have spent thoughtful time considering your legacy and we would like to be able to thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

Disclaimer

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

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