Leave a Legacy

For those of us who love animals, what more meaningful legacy could we leave than a gift which ensures compassionate care for animals in need? Planned gifts to the Butte Humane Society, such as a bequest in your will or trust, help to secure the future of our donor-supported safe haven for animals.

Every gift, large and small, makes a difference – and there are many options for making a planned gift. As you work with your attorney or estate planner, consider making a charitable contribution to the Butte Humane Society in one of the following ways.

  • Bequest: A designated gift in your will or living trust is perhaps the simplest form of planned giving and is most commonly used.
  • Retirement Accounts: Designating Butte Humane Society as the beneficiary is an excellent way for you to make a gift to us, using an asset that otherwise might be heavily taxed.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust: A gift of assets establishes a trust and names the Butte Humane Society as ultimate beneficiary. You receive valuable tax benefits during your lifetime and retain for life the income generated from the assets given to the trust.
  • Charitable Lead Trust: The income from the trust is donated to Butte Humane Society during your lifetime. After your lifetime, the trust assets, pass without further tax to your heirs.
  • Life Insurance: Donating a fully paid, existing life insurance policy or a policy that is not fully paid, provides you with a current charitable income tax deduction.
  • Life Estate Gift: You may irrevocably transfer the ownership of a home or farm to Butte Humane Society and retain the right to occupy the premises for the rest of your life, and receive an immediate charitable tax deduction.

For more information on leaving a Legacy Gift contact Executive Director, Katrina Woodcox, at 530-343-7917.