​Planned Giving

Homeless pets rely on HumaneCNY to provide them healthy happy lives. HumaneCNY relies on its supporters to ensure that its life-saving work will continue.

What is a “Planned Gift”?

Planned Gifts can come in many forms, but they all share a common characteristic in that HumaneCNY use of the gift is deferred in your lifetime.

You can make a more significant gift to HumaneCNY than you ever thought possible, while maximizing the financial and tax benefits to you, your estate, and your family. A planned gift is one of the most effective ways to ensure that HumaneCNY can carry on its mission of saving animals’ lives far into the future.

Planned gifts are an essential element in our continued mission to save cats, dogs, puppies and kittens each year and find them new, loving homes. As you will learn from the information contained in this section, there are many ways to make your own planned gift and contribute to our life-saving mission.

How Can I Help Save Animals?

Gifts through Your Will or Living Trust

You can name HumaneCNY as a beneficiary of your estate through a will or trust document.

A gift to HumaneCNY through your will or living trust is a powerful statement of your support for HumaneCNY’s mission.

As an animal lover, a bequest through a will or trust document is a powerful declaration of the love and compassion you have for homeless animals, who are the most vulnerable and gentle among us. A bequest is a wonderful way to ensure that your legacy will make a difference for thousands of animals who will need our help in the future to find safe and loving homes.

Below you will find sample language which you can share with your Attorney or Estate Planner. Simply include this language in your estate document and you can be assured that you played a major role in the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of thousands of needy animals.

I give to HumaneCNY, 4915 West Taft Road, Liverpool, New York 13088 in the sum of $______) (all or ___ % of the residue of my estate/trust), to be used for its general purposes.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

You can create a Charitable Remainder Trust naming HumaneCNY as a beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trusts are irrevocable trusts that provide you with structured lifetime payments. A Charitable Remainder Trust is an irrevocable trust that holds property that you transfer into it. During your lifetime (or the lifetimes of you and another, or a third person) you will receive annual income, based on a percentage of the property held in the trust, valued either at the date of the transfer or revalued each year. After your death, or the death(s) of the named beneficiary(ies), the amount remaining in the trust will come to HumaneCNY to benefit future homeless dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

Gifts through Life Insurance or Retirement Plans

You can make HumaneCNY a full or partial beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement plan.

Naming HumaneCNY as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan is a simple and smart way to help our orphaned pets…

Retirement plan assets are among the best assets to use for charitable gifts. You can create a legacy by naming HumaneCNY as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh account, or other qualified retirement plan. Upon your death, all or a portion of the unused balance in your account is transferred to HumaneCNY.

  • When a retirement account is left to a charity, the organization does not pay the income tax (or, if applicable, estate taxes) that might otherwise be due if left to an individual beneficiary.
  • Making a gift requires merely completing a change of beneficiary form, which may be obtained from the plan administrator. Here is the information you need to name HumaneCNY as your beneficiary:
    • HumaneCNY
      4915 West Taft Road
      Liverpool, NY 13088

​Transfer on Death Accounts (TOD)

You can name HumaneCNY as a beneficiary of a transfer on death bank or stock account.

You can support HumaneCNY by naming HumaneCNY the beneficiary of a “transfer on death” bank or stock account.

  • In almost all states it is possible to own bank or brokerage accounts in your name with the provision that on your death it will be transferred to HumaneCNY. These are often called “transfer on death” or “pay on death” accounts or Totten trusts.
  • If you choose to make HumaneCNY the beneficiary of a TOD account, you have complete control over the accounts during your lifetime.

Here is the information you will need to establish a transfer on death account with your bank or broker:

4915 West Taft Road
Liverpool, NY 13088

For more information or to let us know that you have made a planned gift to HumaneCNY in your estate plans, please contact us at 315-415-1357.

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential, and imply no obligation to make a gift.