The Charitable Advantage of Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are a simple way for anyone to give back: You don’t have to be older or wealthy to take part and make a difference.

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2020 was a great year for charitable giving. Despite a worldwide pandemic, financial turmoil and historic unemployment rates, charitable donations surged as donors sought to make a difference in a world fraught with uncertainty. And not only did donors surpass expectations in terms of gifts, but the number of them also grew.

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Lawson Bader
President, CEO, DonorsTrust

Lawson Bader has served as president and CEO of DonorsTrust since 2015. He has had 20 years' experience leading free-market research and advocacy groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center. DonorsTrust is a community foundation safeguarding the intent of accountholders who seek to promote charities that address civic concerns, are mostly privately funded, do not increase the size and scope of government, and promote free enterprise and personal responsibility.