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A living legacy is more than a reflection of who we are. It’s also how we see the world and the lasting impact we desire to make in it.


Combine your compassion for children waiting in foster care with your real world tax, financial and estate planning interests by making a gift to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Planned gifts can be donated outright or deferred, and typically come from assets, not income. Those who make known their intentions to include the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in their estate plans communicate their steadfast commitment to children in foster care and forever families. We would be privileged to recognize your generosity by naming you as a member (or members) of our Forever Home Society.

Our Planned Gift of Record Form can be used to share with us your intention to make a gift through:

  • Bequests
  • Life Insurance policies
  • Retirement plans
  • Trusts and annuities

Sit with your tax or legal advisor before making a planned gift to make sure it complements your overall financial goals. the best giving plan is one that fully balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your charitable interests. Once you have decided to include the Foundation in your estate plans, your advisor may ask you for some essential tax information. The Foundation is a public Foundation exempt from income, gifts and estate taxes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The following individuals have made their intentions known to include the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in their estate plans:

  • Donna J. Gustafson Trust
  • Denny and Pam Lynch and Family
  • Constance Trapp MacCrate
  • James & Eileen Manning Charitable Trust
  • David R. Postowoj
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Rath
  • Mrs. I. Lorraine Thomas