IS THE DAN BYLSMA
CHARITABLE TRUST FUND?
Trust Fund is a Donor
Directed Trust incorporated within the Grand Haven
(MI) Area Foundation.
The Grand Haven Area Foundation is a 501c-3 entity and contributions to
it are deductible as charitable gifts under the Internal Revenue Code.
IS IT FUNDED?
The initial funding was provided
by Dan himself. Its ongoing funding
is provided by subsequent gifts by Dan and his family, by fees and honorariums
Dan receives from speaking engagements and public appearances, sales of coaching
aids, a portion of the profits from the sales of Dan and Jayís books, sales of
hockey paraphernalia, as well as some of the proceeds of Danís hockey camps.
The Trust Fund was funded by Dan
to provide a means to assist children with the high cost of participating in
youth sports, particularly ice hockey. Deserving
youth hockey programs also are able to benefit from the Foundation. Dan
and Mary Beth also have a interest in other worth while charities, especially
medical research into the mystery of still-born births.
THE PROCEDURE FOR
REQUESTING A GRANT?
Application must be made in
writing indicating the specific need that is intended to be met,
the dollar amount being sought, and the benefit that will be generated by
the grant. Because of the limited
initial size of the Trust Fund and Danís desire to only pay grants out of
income, only grants of less than $250 will be considered for the present.
Send requests for grants to The Dan Bylsma Charitable Trust
Fund, P.O. Box 917,
Grand Haven, MI 49417
DECIDES IF A REQUEST
A committee made up of Dan and
Mary Beth Bylsma and members of their family review the requests for grants.
Decisions are made based on the completeness of the request, the merits
of the request, the percent of the total cost Danís Trust Fundís being asked
to fund, the anticipated benefits, and the availability of funds.
Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent within 30 days of the
receipt of the request.
of the way Dan raises Money....
... for his Trust Fund is by
auctioning off his collection of hockey memorabilia, like autographed game sticks or jerseys.
We donít use Ebay where undoubtedly we could get more money.
This is done on Danís site so that the prices donít get outrageous
and the stuff stays within Danís hockey family.
You must be at least 18 years old to bid.
The auctions will have a time limit.
The incremental bid is $10.00 unless other wise indicated. In case of
duplicate bids, the first bid received will prevail.
Successful bidder pays shipping and handling. The successful bidder will
be notified by email. We can accept
VISA or MC. Please... no dealers.
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