A will allows you to ensure that your possessions go to the people and causes you care about after your death. Consider making Tabby’s Place a beneficiary of your will, thereby continuing to help cats in need long after you are gone.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to design a charitable bequest in your will or trust agreement. These may include:
- A specific bequest, which provides to Tabby’s Place a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or piece of property.
- A contingent bequest, which provides to Tabby’s Place all or a portion of your estate if circumstances make it impossible to carry out your primary provisions (as when your spouse or other heirs do not survive you).
- A residual bequest, which provides to Tabby’s Place all or a percentage of your estate after all other bequests, debts, taxes, and expenses have been distributed.
You can also make Tabby’s Place a beneficiary of all or a portion of an insurance policy or IRA.
You might discuss these options and others with your attorney as you prepare to update your will or your beneficiary designations.
Sample Bequest Language
If you wish to make a bequest to Tabby’s Place, the language of the bequest can be relatively simple: “I give, devise and bequeath the (sum of/percentage of/residue of my estate) to TABBY’S PLACE: A CAT SANCTUARY, INC.”
Let Us Know
We hope you’ll tell us when you have named Tabby’s Place in your will. We appreciate your support immensely and would very much like the opportunity to thank you.
For more information on ways to give a gift or bequest to Tabby’s Place, please contact our Development Director, Angela Townsend, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 237-5300 ext. 235.