BEQUESTS & OTHER PLANNED GIFTS
By planning today, your gift to HAWS can have a meaningful impact tomorrow. The term planned giving encompasses a now-and-later aspect to these types of gifts. The present value or the now of the gift, includes things such as charitable income tax deductions. The future or later value comes in the form of tax relief for your heirs, along with the ability to help your family carry on your philanthropic legacy and grant financial stability for HAWS, an entirely donor-funded non-profit organization.
Bequests can be directed to specific programs or to the HAWS Endowment Fund, which is administered by three qualified, appointed trustees. This fund provides a perpetual source of income for the society. Bequests are especially important, because they enable the society to improve and expand its programs, services and facility.
Your importance to our organization as a friend into the future can be recognized by inclusion on our founders and sustainers wall in the lobby of our shelter. Plaques for past, present and future donors are included as our thankfulness to you, as well as an encouragement to others to follow your generous lead.
Your personal attorney or financial planner can thoroughly explain the benefits to you and assist in setting up your planned gift for HAWS.
YES! I'd like to make a Gift for Tomorrow to HAWS!
Download the HAWS Planned Giving Form here.
GIFTS IN MANY PACKAGES
Gifts of Stock, Bonds, Mutual Funds
These properties can allow the donor to avoid the capital gains tax. The value of the gift has tax deduction benefits.
Gifts of Insurance
Life insurance policies naming the Humane Animal Welfare Society as the beneficiary may be purchased. All premiums paid by the donor are deductible as cash contributions. If HAWS is named as the secondary or final beneficiary, the funds received will be a charitable deduction with regard to federal estate taxes.
Gifts of Real Estate
Donating assets that have increased in value can save the donor capital gains taxes, generate a current tax deduction and reduce federal estate tax.
Note: All references to tax advantages and benefits are made in accordance with current tax laws. Since such laws change frequently, a professional familiar in this area should be consulted at the time the gift is being considered.
©2012 Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) | 701 Northview Road | Waukesha, WI | 53188 | 262-542-8851
Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc. | Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year.
HAWS is an animal shelter that offers pet adoption, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, and humane pet education. Waukesha Wisconsin’s Humane Animal Welfare Society is the Inaugural Winner of the "Chamber's Choice Award" presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times. HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. | License #267280-DS