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Is a Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation Right for You?

The Philanthropy Services Group provides consulting and administration services to help clients design, establish and implement meaningful and strategic charitable giving plans aligned to their goals. Below are key differences between two charitable vehicles: private foundations and donor advised funds (DAFs). Contact the Philanthropy Services Group if you have questions about establishing or managing a private foundation, donor advised fund, or other charitable vehicle.

Donor Advised Fund Table

Donor Advised Fund Table p2

Click here to download a printable version of the table (pdf)

Pamela Rubin Cohen, Ed. M.
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Pamela Rubin Cohen, Ed. M. , Vice President, Philanthropy Services
Pamela Rubin Cohen is Vice President of Philanthropy Services for First Foundation Bank. She oversees the Philanthropy Services Group and is responsible for the administration of charitable foundations and donor advised funds for individual clients, families, and private foundations. Read more

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