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Building A Legacy of Philanthropy

April 2021

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After serving as welfare missionaries in Hong Kong, Nathan and Jan Meehan felt a need to pass on the value of charitable giving to their extended family. This desire led them to establish two donor advised funds (DAFs) with Deseret Trust Company.

Through these DAFs, the Meehans have been able to receive immediate charitable-giving tax deductions on money invested while meeting later as a family to decide which charities to support.

“It’s been a wonderful experience seeing my grandsons think carefully about charitable organizations they want to support as our family makes meaningful gifts each year.”

If you would like information on how to use a Deseret Trust donor advised fund to facilitate your charitable giving, contact Philanthropies Gift Planning Services at 1-877-650-5377 or

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