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We believe that all living animals possess an intrinsic value that is manifested in their creation, and that humans must become responsible stewards of their care.
Canine Rehabilitation Center and Cat Sanctuary have been serving dogs in need for the past decade. A planned gift will help to ensure our long-term financial health and secure our ability to continue this mission.
By recognizing Canine Rehabilitation Center and Cat Sanctuary in your will, trust, insurance policy, or by setting up an annuity, you can be certain we will be assisting dogs in need for years and years to come. Along with donating to a great cause, a planned gift can also be a great tax deduction.
To assist you with this important process, we recommend that you contact your attorney. Additional information can be found below or can be obtained by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some ways to leave a legacy of love. Also, after you have made a planned gift in our name, please let us know!
1. Will or Trust Gifts
When you make a bequest to CRCCS, you will ensure that some or all of your assets will be used to help save lives. There are several types of bequests:
- Specific Bequest – a specified amount, or specific asset, designated in your will or trust as a gift to CRCCS
- Residuary Bequest – designates that a specific percentage of your estate, or all, will be paid to CRCCS after payment of all other distributions, including debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests have been made.
- Contingent Bequest – specifies that your estate, or a portion of it, will go to CRCCS if your other named beneficiary(ies) predeceases you.
Sample Bequest Language: To make certain that your charitable intentions are carried out, all wills, living trusts and their codicils or amendments should be prepared by or with the advice of your attorney. You can share with your attorney the following language that can be included in your will or living trust and tailored to address your specific wishes:
I give to Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary, Federal I.D. No. 90-0687180, 555 US Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89704, (the sum of $______) (all or __% of the residue of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.
2. Retirement Gifts
A gift to CRCCS through a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, or another qualified retirement plan) is one of the easiest and most tax-effective ways to ensure a strong future for the lives we save. Such assets, if given to an individual, will be subject to various kinds of taxes, but if given to a charity such as CRCCS, they will not be taxed. To get started — to name CRCCS as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, simply list it on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Our legal name, address, and taxpayer identification number are Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary, 555 US Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89704, Federal I.D. No. 90-0687180.
3. Life Insurance Gifts
You can use your life insurance plan to fulfill your goals and meet the needs of our mission today. All you need to do is name Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary as the beneficiary of your plan, using the following information: Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary, 555 US Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89704, Federal I.D. No. 90-0687180. Note: You can also donate your policy to CRCCS and get a charitable deduction during the year of the gift.
4. Transfer Gifts
Transfer on Death Bank or Brokerage Account
An easy way to make a gift to CRCCS is to name us as the beneficiary of your bank or brokerage account. You retain full control of the account during your lifetime, and on your death, any assets remaining will be transferred to CRCCS (Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary, 555 US Highway 395, Carson City, NV 89704, Federal I.D. No. 90-0687180.