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Wills and Estate Planning

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For over 130 years, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been a champion for companion animals. As a private, non-profit organization, KHS receives no city, state or federal funding, nor are we affiliated with other humane organizations.

The decision to include KHS in your estate plans shows a sincere commitment to the future care of pets in our community and a desire for your legacy of love and caring to continue for years to come.

How to add KHS to your will

Helpful Information

Legal Name: Kentucky Humane Society Animal Rescue League, Inc.
Administrative Address: Development Department, 1000 Lyndon Lane Suite B, Louisville, KY 40222
Tax ID #: 61-0463938
Type of organization: 501(c)(3)
Download our Lifelong Friends Confidential Membership Form (PDF)


Lifelong Friends Legacy Society

Please consider becoming a member of our Lifelong Friends program and designate KHS as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Future generations and programs depend on the important decisions you make today.Supporters who provide for the future of KHS by naming us in their estate plans are recognized as members of an exclusive group called Lifelong Friends. How to add KHS to your will.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Invitations to special activities
  • Subscription to quarterly magazine, Paw Street Journal and KHS Pet Calendar
  • Recognition as a Lifelong Friend
  • Personal VIP tour of any of our facilities, including our East Campus, S.N.I.P. Clinic, Sam Swope Pet Retreat or Willow Hope Farm
  • Enrollment in the Pet Guardianship Program, if requested (information below).

If you have already included KHS in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know (PDF). Your willingness to be listed as a member of our Lifelong Friends Legacy Society encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to notify us of your plans on a confidential basis, as it allows KHS to plan for the future.

Please contact Kristin Binkowski at 502-515-3147 or [email protected]  for more information.

 

KHS Pet Guardianship Program

The relationship we have with our pets is a very special one. One of the most loving things we can do for our pets is to make arrangements for their well-being when we are no longer able to provide care. Planning for life’s uncertainties will bring you peace of mind for your pet(s) future.

The Pet Guardianship Program is an exclusive benefit for members of KHS’s Lifelong Friends Society, which is open to anyone who includes KHS in their estate plans. KHS will be there for your pet(s) when you no longer can.

Please contact Kristin Binkowski at 502-515-3147 or [email protected] for more information about enrolling in the Pet Guardianship Program.

 

Types of Planned Gifts:

Appreciated Securities – A gift of stocks, bonds and mutual funds is a great way to support our mission while donors can write off the gift and avoid paying capital gains taxes on the stock gains. Download our Stock Transfer Instruction Form (PDF)

Bequest  – Include KHS in your will or revocable trust – a simple, flexible way to continue helping animals.

Charitable Gift Annuity – make a gift of cash, securities, or real estate, and receive fixed payments for life along with partly tax-free income and a charitable deduction the year the gift was made.

Charitable Lead Trust – Make a significant gift to KHS now with a reduced gift or estate tax, while passing on appreciated assets to your loved ones.

Charitable Remainder Trust – Great tool for selling assets tax-free and receiving income for your or a loved one for life. The remaining assets go to charity.

Life Insurance – Donate a paid policy, deduct future premium payments or name KHS as a beneficiary of your policy. An easy and inexpensive way to make a lasting gift for animals.

Retirement Assets and IRA Gifts – Funds to KHS are tax-free while family members will be taxed. Name KHS as a beneficiary of your pension or IRA and 100% of your gift will benefit animals in our care.

Required Minimum Distribution and Qualified Charitable Donations  – Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) while saving taxes and animals. The IRA Charitable Rollover provides you with an excellent opportunity to make a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if it remained in your taxable estate.

 

Let Us Recognize Your Generosity 

All of the above gift plans will help to ensure the future success of KHS. The Lifelong Friends Society is our way of recognizing and thanking you for your thoughtful gift.

If you have already included KHS in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know. Please download our Lifelong Friends Confidential Membership Forrm (PDF) and return once you have made the decision to include KHS in your estate plans.

Your willingness to be recognized also encourages others to consider a similar act of kindness. We naturally respect the wishes of those who prefer to remain anonymous.

 

The information is not intended as specified legal advice. Consult your attorney when considering any legal matter.

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Helpful Information

Legal Name: Kentucky Humane Society Animal Rescue League Inc.

Administrative Address:
Development Department
1000 Lyndon Lane, Suite B
Louisville KY 40222

Tax ID: 61-0463938

Type of Organization: 501(c)(3)

Including KHS in your giving plans ensures the future care of companion animals at KHS. Please contact Kristin Binkowski via email or 502-515-3147 to learn more.

If you have already included KHS in your estate plans, we hope you let us know. Your willingness to be recognized as a Lifelong Friend member encourages others to consider a similar act of kindness. We naturally respect the wishes of those who prefer to remain anonymous.