Welcome to The ADGA/Staver Foundation

The ADGA/Staver Foundation is established under the IRS code 501(c)3 as a charitable foundation.

Future goat breeder!

Future goat breeder!

The purpose is to assist in the advancement of education, educational materials, and research by providing scholarships and other support to individuals and programs.

The need for economic assistance by under-graduate and graduate students for education is great, and the Foundation will provide a level of support.

However, the Foundation is much more than just an organization to offer traditional scholarships. It will work as the charitable arm of ADGA to support dairy goat educational activities and programs that provide educational opportunities and materials.

For example: the Foundation will assist youth through financial support to attend the annual meeting and/or provide funding to assist an individual to attend a judges training conference.

In addition, there is a need for the development and publication of educational materials to benefit the entire dairy goat industry. However, many times teachers and professors who desire to publish and distribute educational materials do not have the funds to accomplish this task. The Foundation can provide some support to accomplish this goal.

Gifts to support this Foundation can be donated through various means. As a supporter, you can make a donation through your bank account, on a credit card, and even by giving stocks. There are many creative ways to give as well. For example, any appreciated asset — cars, land, businesses, life insurance policies and much more — can be given in a variety of ways and over varying periods of time. Would you consider a charitable annuity, an endowment gift, or a charitable bequest?

Depending on the asset you give and the gift arrangement you select, as a donor you can generally expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:

  • fulfill your philanthropic goals
  • reduce your income tax through a charitable deduction
  • avoid capital-gain tax on a gift of long-term appreciated property
  • retain a stream of income for life for yourself and/or other beneficiaries
  • increase your spendable income
  • eliminate potential federal estate tax on property passing to charity at death
  • reduce costs and time in estate settlement

Read more  about types of planned giving opportunities for charities such as the ADGA/Staver Foundation.  See IRS Tax Tips for Charitable Foundations here.