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Guide to Planned Giving


If you are reading this you are probably an animal lover. Perhaps you have rescued you own animal and you want to ensure that homeless animals continue to find loving homes.Your estate or legacy gift will create a lasting memorial. All About Animals Rescue depends upon the support of generous contributors like you. Your gift to All About Animals Rescue will make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Your gifts to All About Animals Rescue help us to make the world a better place for the homeless animals of our community. There are many ways to make a charitable contribution. You can design a gift that honors your philanthropic intentions, while achieving your financial and tax planning goals.

Properly planned gifts can also maximize your tax benefits. Whatever your gift might be, large or small, please know that it is deeply appreciated and will be used exclusively to continue our mission to save homeless animals.

Please see your financial advisor or attorney for estate planning advice.


Gifts of Life Insurance

When your life insurance was originally purchased, you obviously had a need for the benefits. Perhaps today you don’t need the coverage. To contribute your life insurance policy, simply name All About Animals Rescue as its owner and beneficiary (You can also name All About Animals Rescue as beneficiary only, or partial beneficiary).

Other giving options include the following:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Living Trusts

When you choose a living trust, you can
provide for yourself and your family before and after your death. You can arrange a contribution through a living trust by naming All About Animals Rescue as a beneficiary.

Gifts of Retirement Plans

You can name All About Animals Rescue as beneficiary of your pension, 401K, IRA or other retirement plan. This gift could be the most cost-effective that you can make, because you avoid the possible double taxation on retirement plan assets left to your heirs.

Gifts of Real Estate

Your charitable contribution of real estate – a personal residence, farm, vacation home, commercial real estate or vacant land – is a tax-wise gift that has income and capital gains tax advantages. By choosing an option called “Retained Life Estate” you can give your
personal residence to All About Animals Rescue and still maintain lifetime use of the property.

Gifts of Cash

Cash contributions are a quick and easy way to show your support of All About Animals Rescue. Simply
write a check or make a cash donation. If your employer has a matching gifts program, you could double or even triple your donation to All About Animals Rescue. We will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

Gifts of Securities

Contributions of stock or other securities are a welcome gift at All About Animals Rescue. If you contribute appreciated securities that you have held for one year or more, there are potential capital gains benefits.


By leaving a bequest to All About Animals Rescue in your will, you will make a lasting contribution to
help the animals. You can designate a specific amount, a percentage of your total estate, or a share of the residue after gifts to your heirs.