A Personal Connection


When Alex Dorado retired, he wanted a way to give more to his community. "I've lived here my whole life, and now that I have more time and resources, I can give back to a number of causes and organizations that are very special to me," he says. Alex and his financial advisor met with their community foundation to discuss ways Alex might increase the impact of his giving and gain maximum tax advantage. Alex chose to establish a Donor Advised Fund in his family's name. He now meets with the community foundation's professional program staff to recommend grants in the areas he cares about most. "Last year, based on my recommendations, the fund bought uniforms for an after-school sports league and supported an adult literacy program," reports Alex. "This is a great way to stay involved and use what I have to make a difference in the community I love."