Giving FAQs

Why Did You Create This Fund and Why Make A Gift?

The most common question we get is "what can we do to help?" We have encouraged people to consider donating to organizations we work with, but we know their ask is grounded in the search for something more formal, truly in Maisie's name and in her honor. In order to do that, we wanted to establish a fund in Maisie's memory that will do amazing things for children and families.

If you want to honor Maisie's memory, please donate.

If you want to support organizations that benefit children, please donate.

If you want to support poison prevention, please donate.

If you want to support safer medication practices and packaging in the fight against the opioid crisis, please donate.

What is the RACF?

Find more about the organization at their web site

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

The formal, IRS definition can be found here. A more general description, courtesy of Wikipedia, can be found here.

What Organizations Will You Support?

Prior to the Donor Advised Fund, we have supported a number of organizations personally or via friends and family. Organizations include (but not limited to):

Future philanthropic activity would be to support programming at these organizations or groups with similar missions

Organizations or groups we have worked with, but have not (to date) provided financial donations:

What is the Tax Treatment of a Gift?

Please consult with a financial professional if this is a question or concern for you. Here are a few resources to get started:

Are You Willing to Speak About Your Daughter?

Always, please visit the Contact Page for any inquiries