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Bequests

You can choose to leave a bequest to Alley Cat Allies in several ways.

In Your Will

Leaving a bequest in your will is a simple process, and one that is favored by many of our supporters.

In Your Living Trust

By including Alley Cat Allies in your living trust, you create the same powerful legacy as you would with a will. Living trusts are quickly gaining popularity as they eliminate the need for an often lengthy and expensive probate process. Using a living trust can help ensure the proper protection and distribution of your estate in the event you become incapacitated, as well as after your lifetime.

Sample Language for Wills or Living Trusts

Alley Cat Allies can be named as the beneficiary of a specific dollar amount of your estate or of specific assets.  As an example:

  • I give and bequeath to Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit organization, Tax I.D. #52-1742079, the sum of $_______ [or, the proceeds from the sale of my residence, coin collection, stock securities/certificates, savings bonds or description of the asset] to further the objectives and purposes of Alley Cat Allies.

Alternatively, you can name Alley Cat Allies as a beneficiary of the remaining assets of your estate after specific bequests are made to others.  As an example:

  • I give and bequeath to Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit organization, Tax I.D. #52-1742079, 75% [or other percentage] of the rest and remainder of my estate.

We strongly urge you to consult your own estate-planning advisor to ensure that your personal objectives are met. To learn more about your giving options, please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207, or donate@alleycat.org.