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Leave a Legacy with Planned Giving
Creating an estate plan can help alleviate any stress your family may face when you are gone, and can provide you with peace of mind as you age. Leaving a gift to Charleston Animal Society will help sustain our status as a No Kill community, and your legacy will be one of saving lives.
You have options.
The most common way to leave a planned gift to charity is to set aside a certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate in the name of the charity as your beneficiary. The bequests we receive at Charleston Animal Society are crucial to our life-saving operation! Supporters may also name Charleston Animal Society as the beneficiary of their life insurance policy, or as a secondary beneficiary on your policy. Click Here to See a List of Giving Options
For information on how you can help Charleston Animal Society with your planned gift, please contact Jennifer Winchester at Email email@example.com or 843-329-1541.
Planned Giving Stories
“I was born with a love for animals. I became a foster with Charleston Animal Society a few years ago and have had many animals occupy not just my home but my heart. Progress in animal rights is slow and although I’ve seen progress, it is certainly far from perfection and will take future generations to continue this battle. That is why I decided that the only way I can continue to make a difference is by estate planning. By stipulating a certain amount of money in your will or life insurance policy, you, too, can guarantee that this tireless work continues to be funded.”
Named Charleston Animal Society as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy.
Edith K. Peters
Edith loved cats her entire life. After growing up in New York City, she moved to Cleveland and her parents moved to Florida. Edith’s brother lived in Charleston so as their parents aged, Edith moved to Charleston to help with their care. At the time, her brother had two cats, and Edith loved them so much she went and rescued three cats of her own (Misty, Lily Ponds, and Charlie – her most special)! She had them for the rest of their lives, with her last one passing just a month before Edith passed away.
Edith was a member of MENSA and a caring animal lover. When she passed away, it was her wish that the remainder of her inheritance from her parents be donated to animal organizations, including Charleston Animal Society. Thanks to Edith’s gracious planning, we received more than $200,000 to help save lives!
There are also ways that you can see your gift in action during your lifetime! Some options include the transfer of retirement assets (for those aged 70.5 or older), a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity, or a charitable lead trust.
Be sure to consult your tax professional or attorney before making any planned giving decisions.
Leave a Legacy. Call Jennifer at (843) 329-1541.