Ensure that your legacy contributes to the future well-being of animals in our community.

One of the most effective ways you can help homeless pets in our community is by making a deferred gift to Blue Ridge Humane Society in your will or trust.

Learn more about some of your options listed below and then contact us. Consult with your legal adviser, attorney, or your estate planner to decide the gift that is right for you.

If you’ve already included us in your plans, we would love to know more. Please take a moment to complete the below form to join our Legacy Society.

Specific Bequest

Name the Blue Ridge Humane Society as a beneficiary of a specified amount or percentage of your estate or trust. You may make your gift unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose. The following is suggested language for your legal adviser:

I give, devise and bequeath to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, the sum of $________ for its _________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Residual Bequest

Residual bequests comes to us after your estate expenses and specific bequests are paid. The following is suggested language for your legal adviser:

All (or ____ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my property, both real and personal wheresoever situated, I give, devise and bequeath to the Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Gift of Personal Property

Use your assets to benefit the Blue Ridge Humane Society, while at the same time preserving the benefits of those assets. The following is suggested language for your legal adviser:

I give, devise and bequeath to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792,  ___________ (description of personal property) for its __________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Contingent Bequest

Blue Ridge Humane Society can be named as a contingent beneficiary in your will or personal trust if one or more of your specific bequests cannot be fulfilled. The following is suggested language for your legal adviser:

In the event that ____________ (name or names of heirs) shall not survive me, I give, devise and bequeath those beneficiaries’ shares to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Gift of Stock or Appreciated Securities

Take advantage of a notable double incentive offered by the IRS, and use appreciated securities to make your gift. You’ll be able to claim a charitable tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the securities, and you’ll pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

Retirement Plan or Life Insurance Beneficiary 

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan or  is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change-of-beneficiary form from your account administrator or agent. When you have finished, please return the form to your plan administrator or agent and notify us.

Blue Ridge Humane Society is a nonprofit 501 c3 animal welfare organization and limited admission shelter whose mission is to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals and to improve their quality of life through adoption, collaboration, and community education.
Federal Tax ID: 56-6048726