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Legacy & Planned Giving

Join the Berkeley Humane Legacy Circle and give a gift for life.



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.

If this seems daunting, consider trying FreeWill, a fast and free online tool to help you plan your estate painlessly. Afterward, you can always bring your results to an attorney to help you with the details and implementation.


Remembering 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 special way of recognizing those whose planned gifts help ensure a healthy financial future for Berkeley Humane and homeless animals in the East Bay. Becoming a member of our Legacy Circle ensures that your values and love for animals will be long remembered. We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Legacy Circle and consider one of the many ways 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) nonprofit


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.

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