PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
A little planning can provide a lot of peace of mind – ensuring the future care of your family, pets, and the causes important to you. Creating a will, living trust, or other legal document outlining your wishes is critical for a smooth process and to ensure your needs are met.
Berkeley Humane's partner, FreeWill, provides a fast and free online tool to help you plan your estate. Once your free will is complete, you may bring your results to an attorney to help you with the details and implementation.
THE BERKELEY HUMANE LEGACY CIRCLE
Designating Berkeley Humane in your will, trust, or other charitable giving plans allows us to continue to provide lifesaving programs to thousands of animals for years to come. The Legacy Circle is our way of saying 'thank you' to those who help ensure a healthy financial future for Berkeley Humane's animals. Becoming a member of our Legacy Circle ensures that your values and love for animals will be long remembered. We encourage you to become a member of Berkeley Humane's Legacy Circle today.
There are several options to support Berkeley Humane in your estate plan:
Name Berkeley Humane as a beneficiary in a will or living trust.
Make a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity.
Create a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder trust naming Berkeley Humane as a beneficiary.
Name Berkeley Humane as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or a retirement account.
If you plan to include Berkeley Humane in your estate, please notify us by completing and returning the Legacy Circle commitment form. You may provide as much or as little of the information as you feel comfortable.
Legal Name: Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Legal Address: 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Federal Tax ID: 94-1347069
Organization Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit
Please consult your financial, tax, and/or legal advisors to determine the benefits of making a gift.
For general questions, please contact us at (510) 845-7735, ext 234.