Leave a Legacy of Love for the Animals!
The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping the orphaned and abandoned animals of Miami-Dade County since 1936. Leaving a legacy of love for the animals will help us continue to fulfill our mission of finding a loving home for all the cats and dogs in our care no matter how long it takes, promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs.
By identifying us as a beneficiary in your will, trust or insurance policy you can be assured that your passion for animals will carry on for years to come. Some options may also be a great tax deduction! Once you have made a planned gift in our name, please fill out the Planned Giving Intent Form.
Lifetime Income Plans
Charitable Annuities – An annuity funded with an irrevocable gift (cash, stock or, in some states, real estate) and consists of a simple contract between you and the Humane Society of Greater Miami whereby the Society guarantees to provide you and/or another beneficiary fixed, regular payments for life.
Charitable Trusts -There are several types of charitable trusts for you to choose from. Whether the trust pays a fixed amount based on a percentage of the initial value of the trust (Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust) or pays income based on a percentage of the net fair market value of the trust assets per annum (Charitable Remainder Unitrust), you are sure to find a charitable trust to meet your financial goals.
Gifts of Securities – Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds; may reduce capital gains.
Gifts of Real Estate – Gifts of real estate may include: undeveloped land, a commercial property, a vacation home, or a personal residence. Whether you give a gift of real estate outright or if you make a gift of the remaining interest in that property while you are still using the property, such a gift may entitle you to sizable tax deductions.
Charitable Lead Trust – The charitable lead trust permits you to make a future transfer of assets to your heirs, while providing a regular, fixed amount of income to the Humane Society of Greater Miami for a specified number of years.
Gifts of Cash – This is the simplest and most common way to leave a legacy. It gives immediate support for our mission focused work and may give you, the donor a charitable income tax deduction in that gift year.
Bequests – You can specify a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or a specific asset(s) in your Will or Trust to our Humane Society.
Insurance Plans – Naming our Humane Society as a sole beneficiary or partial beneficiary in your existing or new life insurance policy is a great way to leave a lasting legacy.
Retirement Plans – 401 (k), IRA’s, stocks, bonus plans are all additional ways to give a lasting gift and may reduce your estate taxes.