Leave a Humane Legacy!
- Will or Estate Plan Contribution: A bequest through your will or estate plan leaves a legacy of caring for the animals and people we serve on the Big Island.
- IRA & Retirement Plan Contribution: Gifts from a retirement plan is simple to arrange. Just designate Hawaii Island Humane Society to receive all or a portion of the balance of your funds when you no longer need them. This may allow you to give more, while leaving heirs other assets that may be taxed at lower rates.
- Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary: Gifts of a life insurance policy or proceeds of a policy that are no longer needed to protect a loved one can also be an excellent way to give. You may be able to use life insurance to “replace” assets you donate to charity, allowing you to provide for your loved ones and your charitable interests. Name HIHS as owner of beneficiary on your life insurance policy.
- Charitable Remainder Trust: A gift that provides you with immediate tax savings along with generous, lifetime payments, such as a charitable remainder trust, can be another way to give while maintaining or enhancing financial security. The Charitable Remainder Trust is structured so that there is a current beneficiary, who is either the donor or a named individual, and a remainder beneficiary, which is a qualified charity.
To receive info on any of these opportunities call 329-8002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult with your attorney or legal counsel to make certain your interests are protected.
Don't forget about your pets!
One of the toughest decisions when creating an estate plan can be what to do with your pets after your lifetime. Legally, pets are a person's property and can be directed to any given beneficiary. However, it is often much more complicated because a lot of love and energy is needed to properly care for our four legged family members. Create a plan and think of at least two people who could act as caretakers of your pets in case of an emergency or should permanent care become needed. Hawaii Trust & Estate Council can help you legally ensure that your pet will be cared for in the case of your death.
Hawaii Island Humane Society appreciates all forms of donations. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Many choose to make donations in honor or memory of a friend, relative or pet. HIHS donations in honor of people make excellent birthday and holiday gifts. Remembrance donations are included in our quarterly newsletter and all donations of $25 or more are listed.
Download our Planned Giving brochure here.