The Journey Starts With You

Generosity Can Last a Lifetime

As your appreciation for helping animals grows, you may be looking for ways to make more of an impact the Connecticut’s shelter pets. If a pet has influenced your life, consider including the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) in your estate plans so that future generations can benefit from that same experience.

Here are three ways to make a charitable impact by naming CHS a beneficiary of:

Retirement plan assets. When you leave your retirement plan assets to an individual, that person will be subject to income taxes when a distribution is made from the account. But a tax-exempt organization such as CHS can inherit the assets without paying taxes.

  • Why it’s smart: Your most heavily taxed assets become tax-free while making a difference in the lives of the pets who need it most.

A life insurance policy. Your need for life insurance most likely declines with age, increasing its popularity as a charitable gift.

  • Why it’s smart: Your gift impacts tomorrow’s pets in need without stressing your assets today. You can also adjust your plans at any time.

A bank account. Most states allow you to designate loved ones and favorite causes to benefit from your bank account after your passing. For the pets to benefit from your account, you must place a designation on the account to make it payable to CHS.

  • Why it’s smart: You can continue using the money in the accounts. The option also avoids legal hassles and provides the pets in our shelters more resources for the future.

A gift made payable to the Connecticut Humane Society or by beneficiary designation gives needy pets the chance to benefit from medical and shelter services in the future. Learn more about how you can include CHS in you estate plans.


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Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478 
The Connecticut Humane Society is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. EIN: 06-0667605
Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society