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  • Dorchester Seniors, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide opportunities to all senior citizens of Dorchester County to enhance their educational, mental, social, spiritual and physical well-being.

    To achieve this goal, DSI works cooperatively with other community agencies and organizations through advocacy for senior citizens and inter-agency coordination including outreach, assessing needs and planning actions.

    All donations solicited on behalf of the organization shall be used to further this mission. 

    DSI may accept the following types of contributions: 

    1)     Cash. The organization may accept outright cash gifts in any amount. Gifts may be designated for a restricted fund.

    2)     Publicly-Traded Securities. DSI may accept gifts of publicly-traded stocks and bonds at fair market values as determined under Internal Revenue Service rules. Gifts of publicly-traded securities will generally be sold as soon as possible, and the fund the donor established will be credited with the proceeds from the sale, after commissions and expenses, if any.

    3)     Tangible Personal Property. Tangible personal property may be accepted as a gift, provided that (i) such property is saleable and (ii) the donor agrees that the property can be sold at DSI discretion. The donor is responsible for obtaining a qualified appraisal prior to completing the gift.

    4)     Real Property. All proposed gifts of real estate must be evaluated and satisfy due diligence requirements of DSI.

    5)     Closely-Held Stock and Partnership Interests. All proposed gifts of closely-held stock and partnership interests must be evaluated and satisfy due diligence requirements of DSI.

    DSI reserves the right to redirect any donated items that do not meet the needs or activities of DSI to another non-profit or refuse any proposed gift. 

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