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Planned Giving

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Our mission has served countless dogs on a national scale since 2015 through the power of letting dogs play. A planned gift will help to ensure our long-term financial health and secure our ability to continue this mission.

By recognizing Dogs Playing for Life in your will, trust, or insurance policy, or by setting up an annuity, you can be certain we will be assisting unowned dogs in need for years and years to come. Along with donating to a great cause, a planned gift can also be a great tax deduction.

To assist you with this important process, we recommend that you contact your attorney. Additional information can be found below or can be obtained by emailing our Chief Innovation Officer, Emily Grossheider, at emily@dpfl.org.

Here are some ways to leave a legacy of love. Also, after you have made a planned gift in our name, please let us know!

1) Will or Trust Gifts

When you make a bequest to Dogs Playing for Life, you will ensure that the assets given will be used for programs and services that help animals. There are several types of bequests, including:

Specific Bequest: A specified amount, or a specific asset, designated in your will or trust as a gift to Dogs Playing for Life.

Residuary Bequest: Designates that a specific percentage of your estate, or all, will be paid to Dogs Playing for Life after payment of all other distributions, including debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests, has been made.

Contingent Bequest: Specifies that your estate, or a portion of it, will go to Dogs Playing for Life if your other named beneficiary predeceases you.

Sample Bequest Language: To make certain that your charitable intentions are carried out, all wills, living trusts, and their codicils or amendments should be prepared by or with the advice of your attorney. You can share with your attorney the following language that can be included in your will or living trust and tailored to address your specific wishes:

“I give to Dogs Playing for Life, 728 Rocky Mountain Place, Longmont, CO 80504, 501(c)3 tax ID number: 46-5559418, (the sum of $______) (ALL or __% of the residue of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.”

2) Retirement Gifts

A gift to Dogs Playing for Life through a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, or other qualified retirement plans) is one of the easiest and most tax-effective ways to ensure a strong future for the lives we save. Such assets, if given to an individual, will be subject to various kinds of taxes, but if given to a charity, such as Dogs Playing for Life, will not be taxed.

To get started — to name Dogs Playing for Life as a beneficiary of your retirement plan – simply list it on your plan’s beneficiary designation form.

Our legal name, address, and taxpayer identification number are as follows: Dogs Playing for Life, 728 Rocky Mountain Place, Longmont, CO 80504, 501(c)3 tax ID number: 46-5559418.

3) Life Insurance Gifts

You can use your life insurance plan to fulfill your goals and meet the needs of our mission today. All you need to do is name Dogs Playing for Life as the beneficiary of your plan, using the following information: Dogs Playing for Life, 728 Rocky Mountain Place, Longmont, CO 80504, 501(c)3 tax ID number: 46-5559418.

Note: You can also donate your policy to Dogs Playing for Life and get a charitable deduction during the year of the gift.

4) Transfer Gifts

An easy way to make a gift to Dogs Playing for Life is to name us as the beneficiary of your bank or brokerage account. You retain full control of the account during your lifetime, and on your death, any assets remaining will be transferred to Dogs Playing for Life, 728 Rocky Mountain Place, Longmont, CO 80504, 501(c)3 tax ID number: 46-5559418.

Our mission has served countless dogs on a national scale since 2015 through the power of letting dogs play. A planned gift will help to ensure our long-term financial health and secure our ability to continue this mission.

Need Help?

If you have further questions or would like to discuss your gift please contact us. Thank you for thinking about Dogs Playing for Life for your planned gift.

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