Your estate plan represents your beliefs, compassion, and your legacy. Planned gifts are a crucial source of future funding that enables PETA to plan and carry out the best programs to give animals a future.
“If you dedicate your life to fight against animal exploitation in all its cruel and obscure forms, you must make sure that all the good work PETA does can continue.” –Maru Vigo.
PETA’s legacy society, the Augustus Club, honors the shared dedication to the liberation of every animal. Who was Augustus?
Through a properly tailored will, you have the opportunity to ensure that your compassion continues to make a difference for animals long after you have gone.
Planned gifts, also called legacy or estate gifts, are a crucial source of future funding that enables PETA to plan and carry out the best possible programs to save animals. And you do not need a great deal of wealth to make a difference—every dollar means an extra chance for an animal in need! Remembering animals in such an enduring way is quite possibly the most powerful gift that a person can make to stop animal suffering.
Want to learn more? Use our estate planning tools to get started on making sure that you have implemented the most important elements of a solid estate plan. You can also start with our gift planning toolkit and explore the features and tax benefits that appeal most to you and best fit your individual needs. Or check out Ways to Give for information on how you can make animals a part of your legacy. If you are not sure what types of assets can help fund a gift, check out What to Give.
If you already have a plan in mind, use our easy gift calculator to estimate your tax deduction and other financial benefits or click on e-Brochures to request specific information on a planning option. You can also contact us for more information. When you are ready to list PETA as a beneficiary in your will or of your retirement plan or financial account, be sure to use this recommended legal language
If you are remembering PETA in your will, trust, life insurance policy, and/or other planned gift, thank you! Please let us know―we would be honored to welcome you into our Augustus Club, which is dedicated to those of our members who have remembered animals and PETA in their estate plans. We will work hard to carry forward your legacy of compassion for animals.
Your estate plan represents your beliefs, your compassion, and your legacy―our philanthropic specialists can assist you in designing a long-term gift to fit your desires and help give animals a future.
We strongly suggest that you consult with your attorney or other independent professional advisor to ensure that your plans are in compliance with all applicable laws.
If you are 70½ or older, the extended charitable IRA rollover legislation benefits you! While easy to accomplish, this tax-smart gift option enables you to jump-start your legacy and witness the benefits of your generosity to PETA. Take a moment to review the questions and answers here to see if this arrangement is right for you.
Pick your executor or administrator carefully. He or she needs to be up to the job—and honest.
Guess what! If you have belongings, you have an estate. And without a plan, your estate could be subject to what the courts decide in case anything happens to you.
You've always answered the call to help others, and now that you want to extend that support through gifts of treasure, where do you start? It's easiest to begin with what you know—your overall goals. Use this checklist to match your wishes with the right charitable path for you.
Because you are one of our most valued donors, we are providing you with this educational message on how you can transform your support of PETA into a reliable stream of income for the rest of your life. The appeal of fixed, dependable payments to you or someone you designate has inspired a number of our supporters to create this special type of donation.
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