Donations to the Briard Medical Trust
The Briard Medical Trust (BMT) was established by the Briard Club of America (BCA) in 2005. It was organized under the IRS code as the Briard Club of America Health and Education Trust, a separate 501(c)(3) organization to allow for tax deductible donations, and to serve the medical and health needs of Briards, their owners, breeders, and all who love them.
BMT accepts donations from interested individuals, organizations, and businesses. Your donation may be made in memory of or in honor of a particular individual or dog. If you wish to do this, an acknowledgement of your generosity and thoughtfulness will be sent to the individual designated or owner of the dog(s) named. Please see our list of generous donors.
These accumulated funds, in turn, are donated by the BMT to established research institutes such as universities, or to not-for-profit organizations that support research, such as the AKC Canine Health Foundation. The BMT only contributes funds in support of non-terminal, peer-reviewed research studies. These studies are designated for BMT donations on the basis of their potential contribution to health problems known to effect the Briard.
The BMT raises funds through donations and sales of fund raising items. Donations can be made to the general fund of the trust, or through our exciting new Generations Project which recognizes our producing dogs and their owners’ concern and commitment for the future health of the breed.
If you are interested in making a donation to our general fund, please complete the donation form and mail as directed on the form. To make a donation through PayPal, click the ‘DONATE’ button on the left. Please contact BMT Treasurer Michele DeTour, if you have any questions.
To enroll your dog in The Generations Project, please contact Barbe Lynch for more information.