The creation of the ASSA Foundation was predicated on the need for a means of generating significant funding for the not-for-profit and charitable objectives of the ASSA.
The ASSA Foundation was chartered in the State of Virginia in 2002 and operates as a not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization as defined in section 501c3 of the IRS Code. The Foundation is set up as a subsidiary organization of the parent club, with four of the five sitting officers of the ASSA serving as the officers and directors of the Foundation.
The Foundation provides charitable grants and funding to rescue operations, scholarships, health research, legislation education, and other related causes. During the past few years the Foundation has made more than $100,000 in distributions to the charitable purposes of the ASSA. Your gift to the Foundation is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Making a donation to the Foundation is easy. Download the donation form and send your check to the Foundation treasurer at the address noted on the form. All gifts will be acknowledged by letter from the Foundation.
The Foundation recognizes significant contributions in amounts of $250, $500 and $750, respectively, with a beautiful bronze, silver or gold plated Sheltie Guardian Angel pin. The pins were custom designed and crafted by Virginia Perry Gardiner and are simply beautiful! What a wonderful way to support the work of the Foundation and the ASSA!
Don’t forget to check with your employer when making a donation to see if they have a matching gifts program. Many do and will match your donation 1:1 or 2:1 and in some cases even 3:1! This is a great way to have your gift provide even greater benefit. Some employers may require donor or verification forms or a letter. Contact the Foundation Treasurer if you need tax identification numbers or additional information that may be required by your employer.
There are other ways to donate to the Foundation as well. These include providing for a donation to the Foundation in your will or naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy. These are not difficult to do but they require that you consult your legal and financial counsel representing the interests of your estate so that they are done correctly. Again, the Foundation treasurer can provide documentation upon request to assist you.