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What is the best way for me to make a gift to Alley Cat Allies?

Whether you want to eliminate taxes or benefit from an increased income stream, there is a gift to fit every objective. And no matter how or what you give, rest assured that you will help protect our nation’s cats. The following chart details a gift vehicle for every goal. After determining the gift that is right for you, meet with your financial advisor or Alley Cat Allies to begin implementing your wishes. Please call the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or email donate@alleycat.org for more information.

Your Goal

Your Gift

How to Make
Your Gift

Your Benefits

Make a Quick and Easy Gift

Outright Gift

Donate cash, securities, or personal property

Income tax deduction; avoidance of any capital gains tax

Defer a Gift Until After Your Lifetime

Bequest in Will

Name Alley Cat Allies in your will

A donation exempt from federal estate taxes

Make a Large Gift with Little Cost to Yourself

Life Insurance Gift

Give a policy with Alley Cat Allies as owner and beneficiary

Current income tax deduction; possible future deductions

Avoid a Twofold Taxation on Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement Gift Plan

Name Alley Cat Allies a beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime

Avoidance of heavily taxed gift to heirs, allowing less costly gifts

Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Sale of a Home or Other Real Estate

Real Estate Gift

Donate the property to Alley Cat Allies, or sell it to Alley Cat Allies at a bargain price

Immediate income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax

Give Your Personal Residence or Farm, but Continue to Live There

Retained Life Estate

Designate the ownership of your home to Alley Cat Allies, but retain occupancy

Charitable income tax deduction and lifetime use of home

Secure a Fixed and Often Increased Income

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust 

Create a charitable trust that pays you a set income annually

Immediate income tax deduction and fixed income for life

Create a Hedge Against Inflation Over the Long Term

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Create a trust that pays a percentage of the trust’s assets, valued annually

Immediate income tax deduction, annual income for life that has potential to increase

Reduce Gift and Estate Taxes on Assets Passing to Heirs

Charitable Lead Trust

Create a trust that pays a fixed or variable income to us for a set term, and then passes to heirs

Reduced size of taxable estate; keeps property in family and often with reduced gift taxes