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Will you leave a legacy of love?

With a simple gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, you can make a lasting impact. Every gift is important to us and shows that you share our vision. When you remember Spokane Humane Society in your will, you leave a legacy to your values as you help continue our work far into the future.

Why include a charitable gift in your will?

  1. It’s an easy way to support Spokane Humane Society. Bequest of every size build our future financial strength, enabling us to help more animals.
  2. Tax-wise, it could be beneficial. Gifts to qualified charitable organizations reduce the value of your estate for tax purposes.
  3. You can change your mind. We won’t receive the gift until after your death. During your lifetime, you can amend anything you choose.
  4. It’s as simple as including language stating “I give ___ percent of the net value of my estate to Spokane Humane Society.”

What could a gift to Spokane Humane Society look like?

  1. Give a percentage of your estate – e.g., “I give ____% of the net value of my estate as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes to Spokane Humane Society.”
  2. Give a percentage of the residue of your estate – the amount left after specific bequests have been given to individuals and organizations – e.g., ” I give ____% of the rest, residue, and a remainder of my estate to Spokane Humane Society.”
  3. Give a specific dollar amount or item of property – e.g., “I give Spokane Humane Society $____” or “I give Spokane Humane Society 100 share of IBM stock.”

Let your legacy mirror your passion

  1. Make the gift unrestricted – it will be used for the top priority need identified at Spokane Humane Society
  2. Make the gift restricted to support a specific area of interest (e.g., special treatment and recover of sick or injured animals)
  3. Set up a name fund, e.g., the Family Fund for Compassion
  4. Memorialize or honor a loved one: ” This gift is made in memory of my dear friend, a supporter of the Spokane Humane Society.”