Words cannot describe what the Douglass family is going through, nor can we as their family and friends clearly define how to help. The one thing we can do is ensure and honor the lasting memory of Sawyer Timothy Douglass by establishing a charitable fund in his name for Krista and Matt.
All of these funds will be used to establish a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) in Sawyer's name thus allowing Matt and Krista to decide how they wish to use the money for charitable purposes over time.
- A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution and then recommend grants from the fund over time.
Update: Thank you for all your help honoring this young man. Together, we've raised the initial $5,000 goal; however, the 3% processing fee sets our new goal to $5,152.51. The minimum requirement to formally establish a charitable fund is $5,000. Obviously, the more the better and every little bit helps to further honor this young man. In fact, if we're successful in reaching a stretch goal of $7,500 the Douglass Family can begin to meaningfully distribute donations out of this charitable fund in 2018 and honor Sawyer all along the way.
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Thank you for your support during a significant time of need.