By giving a legacy gift, you can help ensure that Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc. will continue to provide shelter for homeless animals, promote the human animal bond, and prevent animal cruelty and neglect—far into the future.
Gift planning should be part of your overall estate plan, which is designed to provide critical financial resources for you and your family and to also identify how you wish to provide a permanent legacy for Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc. It is important that you meet with trusted estate planners such as an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor to accomplish this.
It is also helpful to talk with a member of Elmbrook Humane Society’s Development Department; contact our Executive Director, Heather Gehrke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-782-9261 to confirm that your wishes are clear and achievable and that you have included the proper name and address for our organization. Options to consider as you think about gift planning include:
The cornerstone of an estate plan is a properly written will. Through your will, you may make a gift to Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc. without tapping into your personal assets during your lifetime.
- You may identify a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount or asset you wish to give, or
- Make a residual bequest which specifies that after all your heirs and beneficiaries have received their distribution, the remainder of your estate is given to Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc., or
- Make a contingent bequest which specifies that if all your heirs and beneficiaries have passed before you, your estate or a portion of it is given to Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc.
If you choose to include Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc. in your will, it is important that you use the full name and street address for our agency. This will help your executor and attorney with the distribution you have planned. Our address is:
Elmbrook Humane Society, Inc.
20950 Enterprise Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53045