Thank you for your interest in supporting our life saving work through planned giving. Your commitment to show love and compassion to the animals in need far into the future is sincerely appreciated. Estate gifts can include securities, bequests, life insurance, retirement accounts, and more.
How to Make a Gift
In order to leave a legacy gift for The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County, simply include a provision in your will providing the type and/or amount you would like to donate to us. It can be almost anything- property, money, bank accounts, securities, retirement accounts, jewelry, works of art, collectibles/antiques, and more.
While this doesn’t have to be a complicated document, it’s important that specific language is included and it’s best if your attorney assists you with preparing this documentation. A well-drafted document allows you to insure that the things you held most valuable are properly taken care of and, in the case of legacy giving, provide as much benefit to the animals in need as possible.
You can name The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County as a beneficiary by creating a new Will, adding a codicil to your present Will, or including The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County in your revocable trust. The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County can be a direct beneficiary of a certain amount of money, a percentage of estate, a certain stock, a beneficiary of life insurance, a living trust, a testamentary trust, etc.
An individual can request that a legacy gift be used for general purposes of The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes county, or it designated to a specific program or project.
You can request in your advanced directive, or as the executor of a person who has recently passed that the obituary state: in lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County.
The following is the suggested form of a bequest: I give and bequeath to The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County, a 501 (c ) (3) corporation, Tax I.D. #58-1874746, located at 1740 W Gordon Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602, the sum of $_____, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes (or for a specific purpose, as indicated).
The Humane Society of Valdosta Lowndes County is a charitable organization, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A donation of appreciated stock may provide you with significant tax advantages. Consult your tax advisor to see if you could benefit from this provision.
To obtain additional information, please contact our office at 229-247-3266.