Planned giving is a unique philanthropic tool that allows you the opportunity to ensure that the Central New York SPCA will be able to continue into the future. Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts that provide income to you and others for life, gifts of life insurance, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of retirement plans.
Ways to give through wills and trusts:
- Leave a specific dollar amount
- Designate that a percentage of your estate be given through your will or living trust.
- Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate—that which remains after bequests to loved ones have been made.
- Provide for a gift of specific property-real estate, stocks or other items.
An individual may designate that a bequest be used for the general purposes of the Central New York SPCA, or go to support a specific program. Funds can be set up as restricted or unrestricted.
The following is a suggested form for such a bequest:
“I give and bequeath to The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a not-for-profit corporation, located at 5878 East Molloy Road, Syracuse, New York 13211, the sum of $________, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes (or for a specific purpose, as indicated).”
Federal Tax ID # 15-0532072.
The Central New York SPCA recommends that you contact your financial advisor or attorney and ask for additional information on how you can set up a planned gift to benefit the Central New York SPCA.