How to Include KHS in Your Will

A gift to the Kentucky Humane Society in your will provides your estate with an unlimited tax deduction. KHS can be a beneficiary in several ways – as the recipient of an outright gift, either in a designated amount or as a percentage of your estate or as a residuary beneficiary to receive the balance of your estate after specific amounts have been paid to other beneficiaries. You can add KHS to your current will through a codicil without re-writing your entire will.

Ready to get started? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to share a free will-writing resource with our KHS community. This free resource makes it easy to write a legal will and includes the necessary language to complete your bequest to KHS. Learn more and get started here.

Have you added KHS to your will already? Let us know by downloading and returning our Lifelong Friends Confidential Membership Form (PDF)

Sample Wording for Bequests in Your Will Would Be:

Specific Bequest

“I hereby give and bequeath to the Kentucky Humane Society-Animal Rescue League, a non-profit Kentucky corporation whose principle office is located at 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40214, Tax ID# 61-0463938, the sum of $_______ to be used for its general purposes.”

* For a gift other than cash, simply describe the asset(s)
** For a gift to be used for a specific purpose, delete “its general purposes” and specify the purpose you intend.

Residuary Bequest

“I hereby give and bequeath to the Kentucky Humane Society-Animal Rescue League, a non-profit Kentucky corporation whose principle office is located at 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40214, Tax ID# 61-0463938, all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, after providing for the specific provisions of this Will to be used for its general purposes.”

* For a gift of less than 100% of the rest, residue, and remainder of the estate, delete “all” and state the fraction.

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