Planned Giving

Your Gift Saves Lives

Leave a Living Legacy

Our generous and big-hearted benefactors have numerous ways to support our mission with their financial gifts. Learn about our various planned giving options below!

  • 01.

    Bequests

    Help your legacy live on with a charitable gift as part of your estate plan. To leave the HSHC a gift in your will, please consider the following language:

    Unrestricted Gift: “I give and bequeath to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, Noblesville, IN, the sum of _____ dollars ($) or _____ percent (%) of my estate, to be used for such uses and purposes as its governing body shall deem appropriate.”

    Restricted Gift: I gift and bequeath to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, Noblesville, IN, the sum of _____ dollars ($) or _____ percent (%) of my estate for the specific purpose of __________ (describe program, for example, “Survivor Program”) or for such uses and purposes as its governing body shall deem appropriate if said program is not then in existence.”

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 02.

    Charitable Remainder Trusts

    Different types of valuable assets may be sold through a charitable remainder trust to provide payments for life – or a period up to 20 years – to the creator of the trust. When the trust later terminates, the trust assets can be used to benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

    Generally, the sale of valuable assets through a charitable remainder trust delays and sometimes eliminates the capital gains tax on any appreciation… and reduces or avoids estate and gift taxes. Please consult your legal, tax, or financial advisor.

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 03.

    Charitable Lead Trusts

    Valuable assets may be put in a trust that provides an annual payout to one or more charities for the term of the trust. At the end of the trust term, the remaining property in the trust is distributed to family members of the creator’s family. Please consult your legal, tax, or financial advisor.

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 04.

    Life Insurance

    For those who find themselves over-insured, the Humane Society for Hamilton County may be named as a beneficiary – but not the owner – of a life insurance policy. The gift is revocable and does not qualify for an income tax reduction.

    The value of the policy will be included in the owner’s estate for federal estate tax purposes, and it will be offset by a charitable deduction for the proceeds paid to the organization. Please consult your legal, tax, or financial advisor.

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 05.

    Endowment Gifts

    Endowment gifts provide an endless source of support and are pooled to earn annual interest. The income is spent for current needs while the principal remains untouched. For more information, please contact:

    Ruth Purcell-Jones
    Director of Philanthropic Services
    Central Indiana Community Foundation
    615 N. Alabama Street, Suite 119
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 317.631.6542 x506
    Email: ruthiepj@cicf.org

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 06.

    Stock Gifts

    Gifts of appreciated securities that have been owned for over one years may provide tax relief. If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact our bookkeeper for delivery instructions.

    Please consult your legal, tax, or financial advisor and contact our Executive Director at hamiltonhumane75@gmail.com.

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

  • 07.

    Retirement Accounts

    Individual Retirement Accounts and qualified retirement plans are assets that continue to be a growing source of accumulated wealth… and that are highly taxed at death. Naming the Humane Society for Hamilton County as the beneficiary for some or all of the account may enable an avoidance of both income and estate taxation. Please consult your legal, tax, or financial advisor.

    NOTE: Our EIN is 35-1610723.

Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.