We believe that all living animals possess an intrinsic value which is manifested in their creation, and that humans must become responsible stewards of their care. Hearts Alive Village has been serving pets in need for the past decade. A planned gift will help to ensure our long-term financial health and secure our ability to continue this mission.
By recognizing Hearts Alive Village in your will, trust, or insurance policy, or by setting up an annuity, you can be certain we will be assisting pets in need for years and years to come. Along with donating to a great cause, a planned gift can also be a great tax deduction.
To assist you with this important process, we recommend that you contact your attorney. Additional information can be found below or can be obtained by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some ways to leave a legacy of love. Also, after you have made a planned gift in our name, please let us know!
1. Will or Trust Gifts
When you make a bequest to Hearts Alive Village, you will ensure that assets given will be used for programs and services that help animals. There are several types of bequests:
- Specific Bequest – a specified amount, or specific asset, designated in your will or trust as a gift to Hearts Alive Village.
- Residuary Bequest – designates that a specific percentage of your estate, or all, will be paid to Hearts Alive Village after payment of all other distributions, including debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests, has been made.
- Contingent Bequest – specifies that your estate, or a portion of it, will go to Hearts Alive Village if your other named beneficiary(ies) predeceases you.
Sample Bequest Language: To make certain that your charitable intentions are carried out, all wills, living trusts and their codicils or amendments should be prepared by or with the advice of your attorney. You can share with your attorney the following language that can be included in your will or living trust and tailored to address your specific wishes:
I give to Hearts Alive Village, Federal I.D. No. 46-3622732, 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4, Las Vegas, NV 89146, (the sum of $______) (all or __% of the residue of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.
2. Retirement Gifts
A gift to Hearts Alive Village through a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, or other qualified retirement plan) is one of the easiest and most tax-effective ways to ensure a strong future for the lives we save. Such assets, if given to an individual, will be subject to various kinds of taxes, but if given to a charity, such as Hearts Alive Village, will not be taxed. To get started — to name Hearts Alive Village as a beneficiary of your retirement plan – simply list it on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Our legal name, address and taxpayer identification number are: Hearts Alive Village, 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4, Las Vegas, NV 89146, Federal I.D. No. 46-3622732.
3. Life Insurance Gifts
You can use your life insurance plan to fulfill your goals and meet the needs of our mission today. All you need to do is name Hearts Alive Village as the beneficiary of your plan, using the following information: Hearts Alive Village, 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4
Las Vegas, NV 89146, Federal I.D. No. 46-3622732. Note: You can also donate your policy to Hearts Alive Village and get a charitable deduction during the year of the gift.
4. Transfer Gifts
Transfer on Death Bank or Brokerage Account
An easy way to make a gift to Hearts Alive Village is to name us as the beneficiary of your bank or brokerage account. You retain full control of the account during your lifetime, and on your death, any assets remaining will be transferred to Hearts Alive Village, 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4,
Las Vegas, NV 89146, Federal I.D. No. 46-3622732.