Donor-Advised Funds

A Low Cost, Flexible Vehicle for Charitable Giving


As an alternative to direct giving or creating a foundation, consider a donor-advised fund that manages charitable giving on your behalf. It can offer administrative convenience, cost savings and potential tax advantages while still allowing you to support your favorite causes.

To donate to The Jack A. Pinto Charitable Gift Fund please click here.

As of September 3, 2013, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, an unaffiliated leading law firm in philanthropic services, will assume administration services of GIFT. This transition will happen in two phases and will enable the following program enhancements for your account:

Phase 1—Beginning September 3, 2013


  • Service Center: A dedicated service center will be available from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. The service center will be staffed with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP legal professionals and, when necessary, escalation will be to attorneys experienced in donor advised fund related issues and philanthropic related issues.
  • Concierge Service: A concierge service will be available for clients with GIFT account assets valued in excess of $2M. The service will consist of providing an Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP attorney who will be the client's direct contact and could work with the client for customized assistance with respect to grant structuring, due diligence and other matters related to their GIFT account.

Phase 2—Beginning October 7, 2013


  • Website Content: A new page will be added to the website which will include relevant philanthropic publications, recent news in philanthropy, a question and answer forum and many other items of interest for the philanthropic-minded person. To view this page click here.

Please be aware that as of September 3, 2013, the official name of the charity will be changed to Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. (MS GIFT) and the new contact information is as follows:

Telephone Number: 855-865-GIFT
Email Address: support@msdonoradvisedfund.com
Mailing Address: Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 990212, Boston, MA 02199

Your relationship with your current Financial Advisor or Private Wealth Advisor will not change, and your GIFT account number, website user ID and password will remain the same. You will continue to log into your account at www.morganstanley.com/giving.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.

2013-PS-594 (8/2013)

 
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