Legacy Giving

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 take all 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).

Insurance Policies

You can 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. Contact us at donate@bwar.org for more information.

Donation Questions?

Contact us at donate@bwar.org, thank you!

This information is intended to provide general gift planning information. Our organization is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice, and this publication should not be looked to or relied upon as a source for such advice. Consult with your own legal and financial advisors before making any gift.