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donor-advised funds

One way to support ASU is through a donor-advised fund or DAF. This type of giving has become more popular for individuals and families that want to benefit multiple charities throughout the year and for extended periods of time.

A DAF is a separately managed fund that is maintained and operated by a sponsoring organization, such as the Arizona Community Foundation, Fidelity or Schwab.  Once the donor establishes a DAF, that individual and/or a representative retains advisory privileges with respect to investment allocations and distributions to various charities.

In addition to offering ease of administration, a donor-advised fund offers the opportunity to create a low-cost, flexible way to diversify your philanthropy without the expense of creating a private foundation.

If you already have a donor-advised fund, please use the widget on the right to recommend a distribution to the ASU Foundation. If you have a DAF with the Arizona or other Community Foundation, you need only contact your representative to request a distribution to the ASU Foundation.