Please consider making a gift for the animals through planned giving. Brother Wolf cares for hundreds of animals every day and your legacy will help make sure that every animal we care for is able to receive the loving care, treatment and training they need to find their new home.
We also have a program that will allow you to plan for your pets so that if something happens to you, they will be cared for by Brother Wolf and will not end up in the shelter system. Please contact Denise Bitz (contact info below) to discuss this. We take all of the guesswork out of this process so that you have peace of mind.
Sample Language for Wills or Living Trusts
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue can be named as the beneficiary of a specific dollar amount of your estate or of specific assets. As an example:
- I give and bequeath to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization, Tax I.D. #20-8787719, the sum of $_______ [or, the proceeds from the sale of my residence, coin collection, or description of the asset] to further the objectives and purposes of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Alternatively, you can name Brother Wolf Animal Rescue as a beneficiary of the remaining assets of your estate after specific bequests are made to others. As an example:
- I give and bequeath to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization, Tax I.D. #20-8787719, 75% [or other percentage] of the rest and remainder of my estate.
Tax-Deferred Retirement Account
Consider leaving retirement account assets to Brother Wolf, and preserve all the funds free from tax. You can designate Brother Wolf the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement accounts. You may wish to fund your donation to Brother Wolf from your retirement plan (i.e., IRA, 401K, Keogh).
You can also designate Brother Wolf the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or you can make Brother Wolf the permanent owner and beneficiary of a new policy or a paid-up policy that you no longer need.
To make Brother Wolf a beneficiary of an already existing life insurance policy, you can simply request a beneficiary designation form from your employer or insurance company. Most forms require the following information:
Full legal name: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Permanent mailing address: PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814
Federal Tax ID: 20-8787719
Your relationship to the beneficiary: Charity
Stock, Bond, and Mutual Fund Gifts
Stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue can be easily transferred from a donor’s investment account to Brother Wolf’s brokerage account.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
31 Glendale Ave
Asheville, NC 28803
Note: When considering a planned gift, we urge you to consult your own professional representative to ensure your interests are protected and your financial goals are met.