A donor advised fund is like a charitable checking account. You contribute when it makes the most sense for you – and get a charitable deduction at that time. Then you make grants to your favorite nonprofits when you are ready.
Michael Malcolm was sick for much of his childhood. Because he spent so much time with doctors and nurses, he was motivated to become a pediatrician. The native of Jamaica started on that path as a biomedical sciences student at Hillsborough Community College. During Michael’s first semester, HCC advisors invited him into a new program that would make his path easier. FUSE showed him exactly what classes to take to reach his goal and gave him a seamless way to enter the Biomedical Sciences program at the University of South Florida from HCC. “I never felt alone throughout the entire process,” Michael said. Two years later, he graduated from HCC, entered USF and became the first recipient of a FUSE Scholarship, which helped offset the cost of his degree.