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.
To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.
Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity!
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.
A designated gift in your will or living trust is perhaps the simplest form of planned giving and is most commonly used. If you have already included Butte Humane Society in your estate plans, fill out this form to let us know so we can thank you and update our records!
Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.
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
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.
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, Emily Acevedo at firstname.lastname@example.org.