Conway Area Humane Society Bequests and Planned Giving
Pisa was named for the famous leaning tower of Pisa in Italy; photographed at just three weeks of age, his head tilts to one side due to a trauma to his head. He arrived at the Conway Area Humane Society in bad shape, and it was uncertain if he would survive. The Conway Area Humane Society rescues and provides medical care to hundreds of homeless pets like Pisa every year who might not have made it without our help.
The Conway Area Humane Society Planned Giving Program makes sure that animals like Pisa will always have a safe haven and a bright future in the Mount Washington Valley. Our program enables you to provide for animals in need, and also provides peace of mind and security to you and your family for the care and placement of your own pet through our Guardian program.
Naming the Conway Area Humane Society in Your Will or Trust
A simple provision in your will or estate trust is a simple but powerful way to provide for the future of animals in our community who need your help.
You can set a dollar amount or name a specific asset such as land or stock. Or, you can also donate a percentage of your estate. Your will or trust can name a specific purpose, or you can leave it to the Conway Area Humane Society to determine where your money can do the most good.
We want to honor your legacy and ensure that it will do exactly what you intend it to do. It is our recommendation that you consult with your legal and financial advisors on how to structure your will or trust to benefit the animals and your estate.
Remembering the Conway Area Humane Society with Life Insurance
There are a number of ways to help the animals with your life insurance policy. Through a simple form, you can add the Conway Area Humane Society as a beneficiary of any percentage or amount you choose. You may also name the Conway Area Humane Society as owner of the policy, which may provide you with some significant tax advantages.
Do you have a paid-up life insurance policy that has outlived its original purpose? The ownership of your policy can be transferred to the Conway Area Humane Society; our organization would then surrender the policy for its cash value. You as a donor receive an immediate income tax deduction for the gift of the policy up to its cash value or what you paid for it.
You may also consider a new policy and make the Conway Area Humane Society the owner and beneficiary of this policy.
It is our suggestion that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to help you decide if a gift through life insurance may be right for you.
Retirement assets are an important beneficial gift you might donate to the Conway Area Humane Society. Contributions that have been made to an IRA or other qualified plan have been growing in value tax free within the plan. If left to an individual, these funds may be subject to both estate and income taxes. If left to a charitable organization such as the Conway Area Humane Society, such taxes are usually avoided.
Your retirement plan’s administrator can provide a beneficiary form for you to name the Conway Area Humane Society as your sole or partial beneficiary.
If you have already included the Conway Area Humane Society in your will or estate plan, we would love to know who you are so we can thank you.
The Conway Area Humane Society is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 02-0508063.
Please contact Executive Director Virginia Moore for more information about the Conway Area Humane Society Planned Giving program at 603-447-5605.
The Conway Area Humane Society Guardian Program
Those of us who love our companion animals may wonder what will happen to a beloved pet when we die. The Conway Area Humane Society Guardian program is open to all residents in the Mt.Washington Valley, including second home owners who want to ensure that their pet will be cared for when they are no longer here to do so. There is no fee to participate in the Guardian Program.
The Guardian program ensures that the Conway Area Humane Society will care for and place any adoptable animal upon the death or incapacitation of the owner.
You can make provisions for the care of your pet in your will, and may name the Conway Area Humane Society as the caretaker of your pet in the event of your death.
We also strongly recommend that you have instructions readily available for the care of your pet in the event of an emergency.
Please contact your attorney for more information as to how to ensure that your pet will be properly cared for when you are no longer here, or to name the Conway Area Humane Society as your pet’s guardian.
You may call Director Virginia Moore at 603-447-5605 to discuss the Guardian Program and potential options for your pet’s care for such time as you may be unable to care for your dog or cat.