Jane & Bill Bardin Wanted to be Involved in their Giving
Long-time residents of Amador County, Jane and Bill Bardin wanted to give back to the community that had been so good to them and that they enjoyed so much over the years. They set up a Donor Advised Fund through Amador Community Foundation, identifying the things that were important to them including wildlife, the environment, dogs and cats, and the community of Volcano. The Bardin’s make donations annually to the fund and then when the Foundation learns of a need in their particular intrests, they are notified.
Through their Donor Advised Fund, the Bardin’s sponsored “Carina’s Court”, a fenced-in yard at the animal shelter. They sponsored a sniffing dog who accompanies a Sheriff’s Deputy, and they have given a significant donation to the Volcano Community Services District for the restoration of the Volcano Community Hall, an historic building.
When Amador Animal Control was building a new shelter, their Fund provided a much-needed fenced yard where the dogs could exercise and potential adopters could interact with the dog they were considering. It is named Carina’s Court, in memory of their sweet floppy-eared Doberman they adopted from the Animal Shelter. “It has been very satisfying to get feedback from the shelter as to how much the yard has meant to them and to finding forever homes for the dogs,” said Jane. “There have been many other projects that we were able to help with, joining with other donors. It has been a pleasure to be able to see our contributions at work.”