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WILLS AND BEQUESTS

 

Leave a Legacy

Provide a gift that will help transform programs and services and save even more companion animal lives by including the Front Street Animal Shelter in your estate plan. What you put in your will is what people will remember you by. Your will gives you the opportunity to transfer the values that are important to you. One of the best ways to leave a legacy like this is to make charitable bequests in your will.

  • You can designate the funds by a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of the estate.
  • You can create a trust, which would pay an income to the individual (spouse or relative) for life, with the remaining principal to be given to Front Street Animal Shelter.
  • A gift without restrictions is usually the most useful because it allows the shelter to apply the funds to our most pressing needs. However, you also have the right to restrict your gift by specifying in your will how the funds are to be used. It is recommended that you speak with the shelter director before designating to a specific program in order to make sure that the conditions are ones that we will be able to meet. Please contact Gina Knepp at 916-808-8333 or send an email to geknepp@cityofsacramento.org.

 

To leave a Bequest to the Front Street Shelter in your will, you will need the following information:

Legal Name:   Animal Care Services, City of Sacramento 2127 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Tax ID number:   94-6000410

Bequest Language:   “I give to the Front Street Animal Shelter, with its principal address at 2127 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 the sum of __________(dollars) or all or _______ percent (of my residual estate) upon my death to the Front Street Animal Shelter for general animal care and life-saving purposes.”

IMPORTANT!  Did you know that you could include the Front Street Animal Shelter in your will without incurring the expense of redoing your estate-planning documents? Just include the Front Street Shelter as a beneficiary by writing a codicil to your will or doing an amendment to your trust.

 

Becoming a Member of the Legacy Society By Including the Front Street Animal Shelter in Your Estate Plans

Examples of types of planned gift options include:

  • Bequest -- Remember the Front Street Animal Shelter in your will or living trust.
  • Charitable Trust -- Create income for yourself and transfer assets to use later, or specify a time period to give income to the Front Street Animal Shelter, after which the assets are given back to your family. There are numerous ways to provide a deferred gift to the Shelter through several types of charitable trusts and gift annuities. You can also donate your home to the Front Street Animal Shelter and retain use of the home for your lifetime.
  • Retirement Plans -- Name the Front Street Animal Shelter as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan.
  • Life Insurance -- Transfer ownership of a policy or make the Front Street Animal Shelter a beneficiary.

Membership is voluntary and without obligation. It is our way of recognizing your remarkable commitment to the Front Street Animal Shelter.