Community Giving

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The Saint John's Donor Advised Fund

CommunityGiving is proud to partner with Saint John's University to offer the Saint John's Donor Advised Fund - a convenient and tax-efficient way for you to support a Saint John's program or scholarship while also providing you with the flexibility to make gifts to other nonprofits close to your heart.

ABOUT COMMUNITYGIVING

With over $129 million in charitable assets under management, CommunityGiving proudly serves the donors and volunteers of nine community foundations across central Minnesota by uniting them under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize their impact. CommunityGiving allows us to help donors achieve their charitable goals and ensure their legacies are remembered for generations to come. Learn more about CommunityGiving here. (link to another page)

ESTABLISHING A DONOR ADVISED FUND

WHEN YOU OPEN A SAINT John's DONOR ADVISED FUND

You are eligible for an immediate charitable tax deduction and can distribute funds at a later time to Saint John's and to other charities of your choosing.

All distributions can be easily managed through your own online account via our DonorCentral application.

Contributions can be made with cash, appreciated stocks, or other assets.

Additional contributions of any amount can be made at any time.

You can even designate a legacy gift to your fund in your will and name someone to serve as the fund advisor.

WHY A SAINT John's DONOR ADVISED FUND MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU

While many give directly to Saint John's, there may be an occasion where a donor advised fund is the most appropriate giving tool for you. Here’s why a Saint John's DAF may be a good choice:

  • You have a passion to support the mission of Saint John's University.
  • You are looking for an efficient and convenient way to offset a “tax-event” (a sale of some property, sale of a business, received an inheritance), receive a single tax deduction and take the time you need to determine who you would like to designate your charitable giving.
  • You do a lot of charitable giving and want to streamline tax time.
  • You want to grow your gifts over time or give a testamentary gift.
  • You want the flexibility of a private foundation with the tax advantages of a public charity.

To learn more and establish your SJU Donor Advised Fund, please contact Jim Dwyer at Saint John's at 320-363-2116 or send an e-mail to jdwyer@csbsju.edu.