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Donor-Advised Funds

Easily recommend grants to Winthrop University Foundation for tax-efficient giving.

About Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) allows individuals to make charitable contributions and receive an immediate tax deduction. The funds are managed by a DAF custodian, and the donor can recommend grants to their preferred nonprofit organizations.

Donors can contribute to the fund over time and recommend grants to charities at their discretion, providing flexibility in their giving strategy.


  • Retain the flexibility to make grant recommendations over time.
  • Receive an immediate tax deduction when contributing to your fund.
  • Make an immediate impact on our mission.

How it works

  1. Prepare your grant request by providing the necessary information about our organization to your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) provider.
  2. Submit the grant request, specifying the amount you wish to donate and any additional details.
  3. Once approved, your DAF provider distributes the funds to our organization on your behalf.

If you are sending money from a donor advised fund, more information may be required. Please contact the Winthrop University Foundation at (803)323-2229 or

Contact us for more information

Contribute through your DAF by submitting a grant request

Log in to your Donor-Advised Fund account or contact your Donor-Advised Fund provider to submit a grant request.

Submit your request to:
Winthrop University Foundation
Tax ID#: 23-7378001

We’re here to help you meet your goals!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation.

Name: Debbie Garrick, Ed.D.

Title :Senior Development Officer

Phone: 803-323-3557


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