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A gift to Animal-Kind International (AKI) through your will or living trust allows you to make a meaningful contribution to AKI yet costs you nothing today. We make it easy for you to provide for AKI and our partner organizations—no matter your age or amount of the contribution you wish to make.
Your deferred giving gift to Animal-Kind International can be adapted to your needs and wishes. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss planned giving options; and read below to find out more about how you can have a lasting impact on animal welfare worldwide.
Below is basic information for those of you interested in designating Animal-Kind International as the benefactor of your deferred giving.
A charitable bequest:
- Is easy to arrange
- Will not alter your current lifestyle in any way
- Can be easily modified to address your changing needs
Bequests are any assets bequeathed in a will or a trust. A bequest might be a specific amount of money or assets, a percentage of those assets, or the residual (what is left over after heirs and other obligations are paid) from an estate.
Beneficiary designations are gifts that occur outside of the will. This might be an Individual Retirement Account or an insurance policy. A donor can make a non-profit the beneficiary of these financial instruments. IRAs can also simply be rolled over to a charity. For some individuals this makes sense to avoid the tax bill when they start taking money out of the IRA.
Making a nonprofit the beneficiary of an insurance policy is sometimes done by a donor whose children or spouse will not need the funds; or by a donor who would love to leave more money than he can actually afford to a beloved cause. Insurance policies can also be cashed out and donated to the charity.
Below is Sample Bequest Language that you (and if you have one, your attorney or financial planner) can use to set up AKI as the beneficiary of your planned giving.
General Bequest Language
Since your charitable bequest may not come to AKI for many years, general bequests are the most valuable as they allow AKI to apply your funds wherever the need is greatest at the time:
I give to Animal-Kind International (AKI), located in Jemez Springs, NM, ______(a percentage of the estate, specific dollar amount, remainder of estate after all other bequests & expenses, etc.)_________ to be used for its general support and charitable purposes without restriction.
Restricted Bequest Language
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AKI friends may wish to direct their giving to specific needs, such as a specific country organization or to certain activities such as shelter operations, spay/neuter programs, or humane education. Restricted bequests are welcome, though it is important that they have some flexibility, too, as needs and programs can change over time:
I give to Animal Kind International (AKI) _______(a percentage of the estate, a specific dollar amount, or the remainder of the estate after all other bequests and distributions, etc.)_________ to be used for ____(describe how your gift is to be used, such as for a certain organization or activity of AKI etc.)________. If at any time, it becomes impossible or impractical for my gift to be used for the above charitable purpose, AKI shall use my gift for a purpose and in a manner that most closely meets the above charitable purpose.