When you support AWA through your will (bequest) or with another kind of planned gift, you reinforce your commitment to our community's homeless and neglected. Making a lifetime gift by bequest is easy. You simply direct your attorney to include the Animal Welfare Association in your will when it is drafted or revised. Planned Giving brochure here.
You can designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a portion of the residual of your estate, whichever is best for your circumstances. You can also bequeath specific assets to the AWA including stocks, real estate or other tangible property.
All bequests pass to the AWA free of estate taxes and lower the overall size of your estate for tax purposes.
If you do choose to include the Animal Welfare Asssociation in your estate plans, please inform your attorney that our full, legal name is Animal Welfare Association, Inc. It is very important to be specific because many animal groups have similar names, and most animal welfare organizations are independent from one another. Bequests made to other groups do not benefit the work we do.
Eliminating animal suffering is at the core of AWA's mission now and well into the future. When you support AWA through your will (bequest) or with another kind of planned gift, you reinforce your commitment to our community's homeless and neglected animals and make a statement that they deserve our care and attention. In 2011 planned giving allowed AWA to keep its connection to the animals by closing our budget gap.
A well planned estate allows you to make an impact on future generations. You should consult an advisor but we can help with more details. Contact us by email or 856-424-2288, ext. 109 for more information. Planned Giving brochure here.