Your gift from a will, trust, or financial account provides lifesaving resources to dogs and cats in need.
A gift today ensures that the animals currently in our care have what they need and deserve. By including the BVSPCA in your estate plan, you will help provide those same lifesaving resources to animals in need in the future.
For most, the priority when making your will is to provide for loved ones. However, many people find that even after they’ve done this, they can leave something to a cause they hold dear in their hearts.
Your legacy will provide care for homeless animals; promote spay/neuter for owned pets; save lives by offering quality veterinary services; sponsor adoption events; and most importantly allow us to continue the BVSPCA mission. Below, you will find resources for thinking through what matters to you and the different ways to make a planned gift.
Naming us in a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan, or other donor-advised funds, is a loving gift for helping animals that comes with significant tax savings.
Supporters 70.5 or older can create tax-free donations from their retirement savings. You can help improve the lives of pets, reduce your future tax burden, and help meet your annual required minimum distribution.
When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you’ll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.
Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets, such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today, reduce your estate taxes in the future, and help us continue our mission.
Dan got serious news from the doctor. He was told to get his affairs in order because he had less than a year to live. Dan had no family and wanted to leave his home to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, but he didn’t want it to go through probate. After some research, the Brandywine Valley SPCA figured out how to transfer the property with no lag time and no expense. The organization became a tenant in common on the property with Dan. Now, Dan can spend his remaining days in his home knowing that his property will be cared for after he’s gone and that the homeless animals in his community will benefit from his gift.
As the largest animal welfare organization in the region and one of the only remaining open access shelters, we give safety, love, and hope to lost pets, abandoned dogs and cats, cruelty victims, pets in need of rehoming, and homeless pets at risk of euthanasia in other shelters.
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