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Including the ASPCA in Your Will or Trust

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Including the ASPCA in your will or trust is a meaningful way to provide care, protection and maintenance for abused and abandoned animals. Many of our current programs and services have been made possible by individuals who had the foresight to include the ASPCA in their estate plans.

Ways You Can Give Through a Will or Trust

  • Leave a specific dollar amount or asset to the ASPCA.
  • Designate a percentage of your estate to be given through your will or living trust.
  • Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate, or that which remains after bequests to loved ones have been made.

A legacy to the ASPCA may take different forms, including:

  • An outright gift of cash
  • Securities
  • Personal property
  • Real estate (real estate is accepted on a case-by-case basis with minimum valuation considerations and a written appraisal)

The following is an example of suggested language to include in your will/trust:

“I give and bequeath to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a not-for-profit corporation, with principal offices presently located at 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY, 10128, the sum of $______, or _______% of my estate, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purpose (or for a specific purpose as indicated)”.

You may designate your bequest in two ways:

For more information, please contact the Gift Planning Department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4505, or gift.planning@aspca.org.

The material presented in this web site is intended as general educational information on the topics discussed herein and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Please seek the specific advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to discuss the application of these topics to your individual situation.