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Plan for Your Legacy

What do you want to achier for the animals? Do you want to save more lives? Provide medical care for critically ill or injured animals? How do you want to be remembered?

Planned giving is an extraordinary charitable tool that empowers you to support CVHS and the animals for many years to come while also fulfilling your own financial goals and philanthropic objectives.

Planned gifts are made during your lifetime or upon your death as part of your overall financial and estate planning. They include bequests made through your will; gifts that provide income to you and others for life; and gifts of life insurance, charitable lead trusts, and retirement plans.


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Naming CVHS as Beneficiary

One of the easiest ways to make a planned gift to CVHS is to name us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement fund.



Did you know that a bequest made it possible for CVHS to move into the new Adoption Center? It’s true! Bequests are powerful gifts that can completely transform a small rural organization like CVHS.

There are many types of bequests. You can leave a specific dollar amount or asset to CVHS. You can designate a percentage of your estate to CVHS. Or, you can give just the remainder, or residue, to CVHS after bequests are made to your loved ones.



Charitable remained trusts provide income for life or a period of years, after which, the accumulated principal goes to CVHS.

There are four basic types:

  1. Unitrusts pay a variable income based on a fixed percentage.
  2. Charitable Gift Annuities pay a fixed annual income determined at the outset.
  3. FLIP Unitrusts allow you to limit income payments until a future time when the trust will begin to pay a higher percentage.
  4. Charitable Lead Trusts pay a fixed percentage o CVHS for a specified number of years, after which the assets are passed to the beneficiaries you name.


The material provided is for information purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal or financial advice. You should contact your attorney or financial advisor to obtain guidance specific to your financial situation and philanthropic goals.