Planned Giving

Is Planned Giving Right For You?

Through planned giving, you can ensure that your dreams and goals will still be met after you are gone. You can also help PAWS Atlanta fulfill its mission of continuing to save precious lives now and long into the future. Please review the statements below to see if planning giving is right for you.

  • You are a regular supporter of PAWS Atlanta and want to make sure your support continues after your lifetime.
  • You want to honor your family name through a charitable gift to PAWS Atlanta.
  • You have a will or living trust, or are ready to create one.
  • You want to maintain the flexibility to change your mind at any time.
  • You want estate tax relief.

One of the simplest and most popular ways to support PAWS Atlanta through planned giving is to include us in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers the following advantages:

Easy. Making a bequest is as simple as inserting a few sentences into your will. The official bequest language for PAWS Atlanta to share with your attorney is: “I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to PAWS Atlanta, Inc. [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its use and purpose.”

Flexible. Wills are not written in stone and can be changed at any time. With a bequest, you are not actually making a gift until your death. Until then, you are free to alter your plans, eliminating the worry that you might make a commitment you could later regret.

Tax-wise. Aside from the pure joy achieved by leaving meaningful gifts to others, making a bequest to a charitable organization has valuable tax benefits. Your estate is entitled to an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction for bequests to qualified charitable organizations.

We hope you will consider including a gift to PAWS Atlanta in your will or living trust. Please contact Nancy Longacre at nlongacre@pawsatlanta.org to learn more about arranging a gift that makes a lasting impact for homeless animals while meeting your personal financial goals.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney.

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