Planned Giving Program
Giving Through A Will - Whether your estate is large or small, preparing a Will now provides an orderly process to benefit your loved ones and to help benefit animals. You can give a specific percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount, or you can leave a specific asset. You can also donate the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to your family. You may wish to notify us as to the terms and conditions of bequests you make to ensure your gift is handled as you desire.
Restricted Endowments - Restricted gifts allow you to choose a particular program that you wish to support. It limits the use of your contribution to this program only. An example of a restricted endowment could be leaving a gift specifically for Spay/Neuter to help to pay for all spaying or neutering of animals.
Gifts of Personal and Real Estate Property - Your donation of personal or real estate property which may appreciate in the future allows for a meaningful gift that grows in value. Donating assets which have already increased in value can save you capital gains taxes, generate a current tax deduction, and reduce your federal estate tax. These assets include real estate, stocks, bonds, collectibles, and more. Your attorney can help you select the right asset to best suit your situation.
Beneficiary Designations - Life insurance gifts may be contributed as a form of bequest without a will. You may designate We Care for Animals of Mesquite, Nevada as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or as the contingent beneficiary if your primary beneficiary predeceases you. An annuity or mutual fund, bank account, pension or retirement account may offer you the same opportunity to elect We Care for Animals as your beneficiary or contingent beneficiary.
There are several other options available. Your choice depends on your goals. An attorney or CPA can assist you in preparation of a Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity, or a Living Trust.
How Can Planned Giving Benefit Me?
We Care for Animals is a tax exempt, charitable organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. (TIN 88-0348135). This means that when you itemize your taxes, any gifts of cash result in a current income tax deduction. Gifts of securities also provide relief from capital gains tax. Donations of personal property may also be deducted. The most important benefit is the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference. All contributions are used to help fulfill our mission.
A memorial gives owners an opportunity to show appreciation and love for their pet. Gifts to an organization like We Care for Animals help other animals needing assistance.
Honor the life of a deceased family member or a friend; recognize the birthday, anniversary or unique accomplishment of a loved one through a donation to We Care for Animals in their name. A card will be sent to the owner or family of the person you are honoring acknowledging your gift. The amount will not be disclosed. The recipient will only know that you were thinking of him or her in this special way. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift is truly needed. This is also a way to honor the memory of a beloved pet that has passed away. If you or someone you know has had a beloved companion animal die, you may choose to honor them with a Memorial gift. This Memorial program also offers a means to make a lasting tribute to the memory of lost friends or family while supporting the humane effort.