Planned Gifts

A living legacy is more than a reflection of who we are. It’s also how we see the world and the lasting impact we desire to make in it.

By including the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in your estate plans, you can make a commitment to helping find loving, permanent families for children waiting in foster care. Planned gifts can be donated outright or deferred, and typically come from assets, not income. Use our Planned Gift of Record form to declare your intention to make a gift to the Foundation through:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement plans
  • Trusts and annuities

Talk with your tax or legal advisor to make sure any planned gift complements your overall financial goals. The best giving plan is one that fully balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your charitable interests. The Foundation is a public nonprofit exempt from income, gifts and estate taxes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Forever Home Society

The Forever Home Society recognizes and honors those friends of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption who have made a commitment to the future of the Foundation and its mission by including the Foundation in their estate plans.  There are no dues or fees associated with membership in the Forever Home Society. With permission, members are recognized in the Foundation’s Annual Report, website and also receive invitations to exclusive events and opportunities with the Foundation. Most importantly, the members of the Forever Home Society will know that they are helping to advance the mission of the Foundation for years to come. Contact Jennifer Blank at or (614) 764-8448 for more information.