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See how satisfying giving can be when it aligns with your values and interests
Kathy Wentworth followed her love of dogs to find a philanthropic focus: helping Guide Dogs for the Blind provide canine co-pilots to people who are losing their sight. Through decades of volunteering and recommending grants from her Giving Account, she has built a legacy of generosity – and a cross-country friendship.
Marsha Bukala and Jewel
Lady Lake, FL
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Turning the loss of a loved one into something positive was the goal when Todd and Michelle Buelow established the Matt Tunno Make a Difference Memorial Fund. In their work at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, they've succeeded.
Michelle and Todd Buelow
Charlotte Rescue Mission
Fidelity Charitable donors Jim and Gini Mulligan share a unique connection: their fathers were prisoners of war together in Vietnam. Now, the Mulligans help the children of fallen warriors go to college debt-free by recommending grants to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. For Alison Loftis, daughter of Air Force Lt. Col. J.D. Loftis, the support is “a huge blessing.”
Gini and Jim Mulligan
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
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Fidelity Charitable has highlighted resources that can help donors like you in your journey with four broad stages, each containing a unique set of activities that will help you get the best results.
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