A donor advised fund is a vehicle for donors to contribute cash or appreciated assets

(e.g. stock, business interests, etc.) to a charity or philanthropic organization such as AEFH. The donor advised fund (DAF) serves as an alternative to direct giving or the creation of a private foundation. Donors avoid administrative hassles and paper work. The fund provides appropriate records for business and tax purposes. Most important, the use of a DAF entitles contributors to maximum tax advantages - from capital gains to ordinary income. If you give stock, you'll avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable deduction. AEFH will offer the services of its donor advised fund to all contributors who choose this method of giving.