German Shepherd Education Through the GSDCA Charitable Trust

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Education-logo The GSDCA Charitable Trust was formed to educate breeders, judges, juniors, clubs and the public, thereby improving the health, genetics, education and overall respect for our breed.  We seek to gather and disseminate up-to-date and relevant information through education.

Our Club and it's Charitable Trust's vitality depend upon financial health.  Our community's support has a measurable impact on the Trust's ability to educate.  We  appreciate your lifelong commitment to the German Shepherd Dog and need your support for this program.  Please give at a level that is comfortable for you.  Our goal is to reach 100% participation.  This tax-deductible gift can be given by check or with a Credit Card or PayPal (scroll down for the payment button).

You will be receiving a letter verifying your tax deductible donation, public recognition in the GSD Review as well as my personal letter of thanks.

For further info on this program, please contact Deborah Stern at 818-207-6448.  Please make checks out to GSDCA Charitable Trust and send to Deborah Stern at the address below.

Thank you for your unwaivering support of the very best and most versatile dog in the world,

Carmen Battaglia

What is the Purpose of the Charitable Trust?

The GSDCA Charitable Trust is a section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its purpose is to educate breeders, judges, juniors, clubs and the general public. We seek to gather and disseminate up-to-date and relevant information on topics such as health, genetics, legislation etc. and, through education, improve the overall general opinion of and respect for the German Shepherd Dog.

As the GSDCA Charitable Trust was created for benevolent purposes, we intend to host special canine events that would educate the public about the upkeep and care of the German Shepherd Dog as well as raise funds for recognized charities that help our dogs.

We intend to hold educational forums where search and rescue, police, and other charitable organizations will participate in order to encourage the public to contribute to these worthy endeavors. A portion of the net proceeds generated from these events will be donated to charitable organizations involving the German Shepherd Dog. The donations would also benefit medical facilities involved in research. We intend to put on national and international events for these same purposes.

The formation of the German Shepherd Charitable Trust (GSCT) enables us to expand our efforts throughout the United States. We need to be a cohesive group that works toward the betterment of the GSD. We share a common passion and are so fortunate that we can work toward a brighter future for our breed. The GSDACT affords us the opportunity to do exactly that,  (updated 5/11/16)

The Way to Give

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America Charitable Trust is the business name for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation.

You may donate in any of the following ways:

  1. Cash: You may write a check, made payable to GSDCA Charitable Trust, and mail it to:
         Deborah Stern
        4035 Prado de la Mariposa
        Calabasas, CA 91302
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  2. Credit Card or PayPal: To make a secure credit card gift, click here to be redirected to the GSDCA Store.
  3. Matching Gifts: Many companies match gifts made by their employees. This opportunity provides another source of income for the GSDCA Charitable Trust. To find out if your company participates in this type of program, please ask your employer. Matching gifts are credited to the donor and count toward membership in the different gift clubs.
  4. Pledges:  This is a commitment to give a specific donation to the GSDCA Charitable Trust. A donor’s pledge is taken seriously and it would be due by the end of the fiscal year in which it was given.
  5. Stock: Gifts of appreciated stock offer a two-fold tax advantage: the donor may deduct the full market value of the securities as a charitable donation, (up to the allowable tax deduction limits), as well as avoid capital gains tax that would be due if the stock itself were to be sold on the open market. When making gifts of securities to GSDCA Charitable Trust, please be sure to give the stock itself and not the proceeds from the sale. In most circumstances, a broker can facilitate the gift and execute it electronically.