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The Desert Botanical Garden sincerely appreciates forward-thinking donors who make charitable gifts to the Garden through their will or estate-plans. These planned or deferred gifts often include cash, stock, insurance or real estate and they play a significant part in preserving both the Garden’s beauty and its ongoing programs. These gifts also may provide additional income at retirement and multiple tax advantages.

This easy-to-use Web site has been developed as a tool to assist you in clarifying your own individual charitable plans. There are many easy giving options from which you can choose strategies that can benefit both you, the Desert Botanical Garden as well as your other nonprofit charitable interests.

You can explore varied options with the Build Your Gift planner. By answering a few basic questions, this interactive tool steps you through the process of narrowing down your choices.

If you already have gift options in mind, click on Compare Gifts to see how your choices match up. Or you can click on eBrochures to request specific information on a planning option. We are also available to help answer your questions, run gift calculations or to connect you with the advice of a member of the Garden’s Planned Giving Committee. Simply contact Susan Shattuck at 480-941-3507 or sshattuck@dbg.org. Enjoy the exploration and your planning for the future!

Check Out Our Monthly Feature Articles:


Why Is Now the Time to Give?
Donating before Dec. 31 can ensure that you will receive your entitled tax benefits this year. But when is a gift considered complete? More

Leave More for Your Loved Ones
If you are passionate about supporting Desert Botanical Garden after your lifetime, there are many options that will make a big difference to those we serve. But our supporters often worry that the more they give to charitable causes, the less their children will receive. We have good news: With a tax-smart gift of retirement plan assets, you can make a significant impact and leave more for your heirs. More

End Your Year on a Generous Note
For most of us, 2014 was a year of financial ups and downs. So you may feel a bit unsure about the possibility of making a year-end gift to Desert Botanical Garden. Fear not—we've assembled a group of gifts that can work for anyone. Whatever your charitable goals or priorities, you have options to support Desert Botanical Garden today and into the future. More

3 Cases: Planning Rewards and Planning Wrecks
You've probably heard it said many times that it is vitally important to have your estate plans in order, but perhaps you are still not convinced. Here are three stories that highlight the benefits an estate plan can offer as well as the pitfalls that can result from poor plans. More

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