Remembering Stray Rescue in your estate planning will help ensure that we continue to grow and expand.
Planned gifts leave behind a living legacy of compassion, as your gift will be helping to end the suffering for many animals. These gifts not only help the animals, but can also help you meet your financial, tax and estate planning goals. Consulting an attorney who specializes in estate planning will be of great assistance to you. Click on the links below to learn of the different ways your planned gift can save homeless animals:
To insure that Stray Rescue receives your designated gift, please include the following language in your planned gift:
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Tax ID # 43-1823801
2320 Pine Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63103
If you include Stray Rescue in your planned giving or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (314) 771-6121. For more information about planned giving, check out the Leave a Legacy website which has great information for you, the donor.
Remember Stray Rescue in Your Will
There are many ways in which you can remember Stray Rescue in your will. This is a simple and common way to leave a lasting gift to a charity. Examples include leaving a specified amount of cash, an investment fund, or a percentage of your estate. Consulting an attorney may be beneficial in assisting you with your wishes.
Revocable Living Trust
A Revocable Living Trust is not subject to probate and remains private. Upon your death, a trust insures a quick resolution of your wishes saving money and time for those you leave behind.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
This type of trust allows you to contribute to Stray Rescue and receive guaranteed payments for life or for a length of time as designated. Payments can either be a fixed amount or a percentage of your assets. A Charitable Remainder Trust offers many estate and income tax benefits as well. You can design this trust yourself with the help of an attorney.
Naming Stray Rescue as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy is another way of supporting Stray Rescue. Stray Rescue can be named as either the primary beneficiary or as a secondary beneficiary in case the primary beneficiary predeceases you.
Gift of Stock
For stock held in brokerage accounts, your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide better tax benefits than giving cash. Download the form right here: Gift_of_Stock_Form.pdf
A gift of real estate is another way you can help Stray Rescue. However, no gifts of property will be accepted until an appraisal is completed and it is examined for potential liability. Stray Rescue reserves the right to reject any gifts of real property.
Personal property such as jewelry and collections of art is one way to bequest Stray Rescue. There are legal guidelines that must be followed when planning this type of gift and consulting with an attorney will be beneficial.
No longer need your vehicle? Donate it to Stray Rescue and receive a tax deduction in the process. Click here to learn more!
A gift to Stray Rescue may keep your retirement assets from being absorbed by income and possibly estate taxes. The simple act of changing your beneficiary to Stray Rescue will direct those retirement assets to be used to make a gift from their estate, and thus preserve the balance of the estate for family and friends. The economic bailout plan signed by President Bush in October 2008 (H.R.1424) includes a two-year extension of the IRA Rollover provision. The provision is made retroactive to January 1, 20-08 and will apply to gifts through December 31, 2009. If a donor is a minimum of 70 1/2 years of age, he/she can make a gift to a charitable organization from an IRA and Roth IRA without having to count the distribution as taxable income. This applies to gifts up to $100,000 and this is a beneficial option to donors who do not itemize their tax deductions and who would not normally receive any tax benefit for their charitable giving.
Many employers will match an employee's gift (either 50-100%) to a charitable organization. Check with your employer to see if they will match your payroll deduction as a simple means of supporting Stray Rescue.