Make your tax-deductible donation today to the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Inc. Any amount is needed and appreciated. You may make your contribution in the form of a memorial or to honor a special person, organization, or dog. You may also contribute by supporting one of our specific fundraisers with a donation to the cause. Contributors will receive recognition in the Spotter, on this web page and in the DCAF treasury records for their annual contributions.
You can make DONATIONS ONLINE.
If you prefer mail, please use our Contribution Form and mail your donation to:
Make a donation that fits your budget and time-frame.
Go to our DONATIONS ONLINE. Choose the category and type of donation. Fill out all the information and when checking out you can designate if it is a one-time, or monthly donation.
In many cases, it is as simple as including language in your will, such as the examples below:
For an unrestricted bequest:
For a specific purpose:
The easiest way to accomplish what you intend is to work with an attorney who specializes in estate planning. If you don't have an attorney, you can ask friends or co-workers for references or consult the website of The American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org.
Your attorney or financial advisor can work with you to review the best way to set aside some of your resources for DCAF, including what vehicles will benefit you and your family.
If you would like to discuss the process of establishing a bequest or creating a trust for DCAF, contact the chair of the DCAF Heritage Society, Carol O'Brien Email
Please consider how you can give back to help the Dalmatian have a healthier future.
When you reflect on what has meaning in your life, along with your family and friends, there have been Dalmatians...one or many. What will you do for them? Will you be remembered for supporting the breed you love?
As you consider what you may be able to pass on in your will -- or even give during your lifetime -- there are options that can fulfill multiple objectives:
Thank You to the donors! The DCAF Heritage Society recognizes all DCA members and friends who have made a planned gift commitment to the Foundation through a provision in their will or a designated trust. Heritage Society members appear in the DCAF contributor lists in the Spotter, on this web page and in the DCAF records, or they may chose to keep their commitment anonymous. In appreciation for a Heritage Society commitment, DCAF will send a DCAF pin so that the donor can demonstrate his or her dedication to the health and well being of the Dalmatian.
HOW DO I JOIN THE HERITAGE SOCIETY?
The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following members, friends and clubs who have made commitments through their wills, trusts or other means to support the work of the Foundation into the future:
James W. Smith (deceased)
Peggy Rudder (deceased)
The Dalmatian Club of Greater Indianapolis in honor of Helen Siegel (deceased)
Carol L. O'Brien
Edith Nadine (Benji) Brackmann
David and Toni Linstedt
The late Loretta E. Tomlin in memory of Paisley’s Cheyenne Tomlin
Kelly Flannigan and Laura Olsen
Anna Z. Wisniewska
Mark & Ginger Iwaoka
Robert Von Mayr
Geraldine G. Rosen
Charles & Lynn Garvin
Terry & Karen Wissinger
Karen and Ross Hopmans
This was a past year's gift for your donation. They come as a variety pack of 14 cards, each designed by one of our very own Dalmatian Club of America Members. Who else can capture the essence of a Dalmatian so eloquently?
These will only be available while supply lasts. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery, but usually much sooner.
Dalmatian Club of America Foundation can always use some dedicated volunteers who are so gracious to offer their skills. We need committee chairs as well as those who can help plan fundraisers, do marketing, as well as just help out with our events when in person!
Let us know how you can help bring the best Dalmatians into the future!
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) maintains a databank of blood samples from all breeds of dogs that scientists may access for genetic research. It’s easy to participate. Your vet can follow these directions to collect the sample and ship it. You complete the form including the health history. During your dog’s life, please update the form if health issues arise so that researchers working on a particular health problem can find your dog’s DNA to include in the study.
From time to time, DCAF conducts clinics specifically to collect DNA for the Dalmatian OFA database.
Check back to see when there may be one in your area.
In an initiative spear headed by DCA’s Health Committee co-chair Ginger Iwaoka, DCAF is subsidizing the submission of full litter blood draw submission to the DNA Blood Bank for the future health of all Dalmatians, and all canines in general.
Litter submission has it’s own set of instructions, as DCAF has generously agreed to pay for the shipping fees and OFA Application fee for ENTIRE litter submissions. Most breeders get the blood drawn and submit with their BAER Application and Results in the same shipment.
SUBMITTING LITTER DNA instructions (printable PDF)
The cost of the blood draw is at the expense of the breeder up front. Some vets will donate this cost to the cause, most will just charge a nominal fee per pup. Once the blood is received by OFA, participating breeders will be contacted by DCAF and offered a stipend check to cover the cost of blood collection, some breeders graciously chose to donate this amount back to DCAF.
NOTE: Plan ahead so you will NOT be shipping on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or a Holiday.
NOTE: If there is alot of extra space in the container, please use newspaper or bubble wrap to fill the empty space and thus, protect the tubes from possible breakage during transport.
NOTE: DO NOT USE A DROP BOX – you must use a staffed Fed Ex center. If you do not hear back from Ginger in a few hours, contact either Kelly Flannigan at 734-645-0053 or Meg Hennessey at 847-269-4601.