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.


Lifetime Care Program

At Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, we know how special the bond is between you and your pets. We know that you worry about them and do everything you can to make sure they are well taken care of and experience the best things in life. We understand that they are family to you and that you want to keep them safe, happy, and healthy, even in the case of your absence.

Brother Wolf’s Lifetime Care Program offers you peace of mind in knowing that in the case of your death, we will facilitate your animals finding a home that will love them just as much as you do.

Brother Wolf’s Lifetime Care Program is a mutual partnership in which Brother Wolf promises to take in your animals when you can no longer care for them and, in turn, you as the donor promise to leave a legacy gift to Brother Wolf in your Will. This special legacy gift provides for your surviving animals’ care and helps other animals who rely on Brother Wolf’s lifesaving programs.

Click here to download our Lifetime Care Program brochure and learn more about how you can feel confident that your pets will be well cared for if a time comes when you can no longer be in their lives.

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.