Planned Giving enables you to arrange charitable contributions that benefit you and your loved ones. A planned gift also allows you to continue your philanthropic support of a charitable cause that is important to you.
Pueblo Animal Services has been the grateful beneficiary of many planned gifts over the years. Presently, many individuals comprise our special LEGACY GUILD. These generous patrons are accorded unique recognition, invited to special events and receive the semi-annual Legacy Guild newsletter.
All planned gifts are designated to a restricted fund of Pueblo Animal Services. Each year, up to four percent of this Fund is allocated to the organization's humane programs and services. This precious and perpetual funding enables us to care for 10,000 abandoned and abused animals annually.
Types of Planned Gifts
- Bequest: A provision in a will or estate plan that allocates all of part of an individual’s estate to a designated charity. This can be a specific dollar amount or percentage of estate.
- Life Insurance: Donor designates a charity as beneficiary of life insurance payout.
- Retirement Plans: Donor designates charity to be beneficiary of retirement plan assets [IRA, 401(K), 403(B)] upon death or, while living, transfers some retirement assets directly to charity. The recent Pension Protection Act makes retirement plan assets a more attractive giving option.
- Charitable Remainder Trust: An irrevocable trust that pays a specified annual amount to one or more people for a fixed period of years. At the end of the term of the trust, the remaining assets are distributed to the charity
- Charitable Lead Trust: Similar to a charitable remainder trust, but the annual income goes to charity and the principal reverts to the donor or designated heirs at the trust term
- Real Estate: Donating to charity your personal residence, a vacation home, a farm, commercial real estate or vacant land may avoid a significant tax burden—if you were to sell the property.
Pueblo Animal Services’ Legacy Guild is composed of individuals who are committed to ensuring that future generations of helpless animals receive compassionate care. Membership in the Legacy Guild is obtained by arranging and declaring a planned gift that benefits Pueblo Animal Services. There is no minimum requirement for size of planned gift.
Pueblo Animal Services is exceedingly grateful for planned gifts. Accordingly, all Legacy Guild members receive special recognition. (Anonymity may be requested.) If you are interested in joining the Legacy Guild, please contact Randy Harrelson at (719) 473-1741 x137 or email.
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