Planned Giving

What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  1. You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered.

  2. You lessen the burden of taxes on your family.

  3. You may receive estate tax savings.


How do I make a bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs as part of your estate plan. VIEW SAMPLE BEQUEST LANGUAGE BELOW.

What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:

  • You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset.

  • You can gift a percentage of your estate.

  • You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate.

  • You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets.


How do I get started?

For more information or for specific suggested bequest for an endowment or a particular designation, please contact us directly at 858-461-6827 or by email at giving@tlcad.org.

Websites such as Rocket LawyerLegalZoom and LegalShield offer will services that can cost under $100 for straightforward estates.

 

Sample Bequest Language for TENDER LOVING CANINES ASSISTANCE DOGS

Organization’s Legal Name:  Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Tax-Identification Number: 33-0809688

A bequest to TLCAD would normally include language like this:

Unrestricted Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath to Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc., (a) the sum of $___________, or (b) ______% of my estate to be used for the benefit of Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. as the organization may determine.

Restricted Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc., (a) the sum of $________ or (b) ______% of my estate to be used for the benefit of Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. as the organization may determine or (b) for the purpose(s) of _________________________________ or if such use, in the judgment of the organization is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the organization shall determine.

Residuary Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath to Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc., (a) all or (b) _____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used (a) for the benefit of Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. as the organization may determine; or (b) for the purpose(s) of _______________________________, or if such use, in the judgment of the organization, is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the organization shall determine.

Contingent Bequest

If the above named legatees or devisees (or beneficiaries) should predecease me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath the same to Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. to be used (a) for the benefit Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc. as the organization may determine or (b) for the purpose(s) of ________________________________, or if such use, in the judgment of the organization, is or shall become impracticable or unwise, then for such purpose(s) as the organization shall determine. 


Let us know your intentions

Your wishes come true.

Documenting your intentions will help ensure your wishes are met. It also allows us to keep you apprised of new programs or developments that may influence your intention.  If you are designating a specific purpose or establishing an endowment, we will review or provide specific language. If you have not yet designated a purpose, simply complete a letter of intent or gift agreement to document your wishes. We will confidentially keep copies of your documents in our records for future reference.

You can always make a change.

By documenting your intentions, you are in no way entering into a legally binding or irrevocable gift agreement (unless you enter into a binding agreement for specific reasons). You retain the flexibility to change your plans, should your circumstances or priorities change. As a courtesy, we kindly ask that you notify us should you update your plans for TLCAD.

You are a champion for TLCAD.

When you document your intentions with TLCAD, the estimated value of your future gift counts toward current fundraising goals and inspires others to follow in your footsteps. Additionally, you may remain anonymous and exclude your name from donor listings, if you prefer.

ALL YOU NEED TO DOCUMENT YOUR BEQUEST:

  • A LETTER OF INTENT

    AND a copy of the following (if available):

  • THE PORTION OF YOUR WILL OR TRUST DOCUMENT REFERENCING THE TENDER LOVING CANINES ASSISTANCE DOGS

    OR

  • DESIGNATION FORM WITH AVAILABLE INFORMATION (PLAN TYPE, NAME OF ACCOUNT OWNER, PLAN ADMINISTRATOR, MOST RECENT MARKET VALUE INFORMATION)

    OR

  • A SIGNED GIFT AGREEMENT OR GIFT LETTER DETAILING THE USE OF YOUR GIFT BY TENDER LOVING CANINES ASSISTANCE DOGS