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Popular tax-smart gifts

Many people are increasingly choosing to give non-cash assets, so they can have a bigger impact at less cost to them.

Explore tax-smart gift options

Learn about gifts that maximize the impact of your support while providing tax benefits for you!

Stocks and securities

Many people love donating stock or mutual funds because it may help them avoid paying capital gains taxes.

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Donor Advised Funds

Easily recommend grants to Happy Paws for tax-efficient giving.

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Cryptocurrency

Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more to save on taxes and make a big impact.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.

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Retained Life Estate

Secure your home’s future through a Retained Life Estate, ensuring support for us while residing in your property.

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Real Estate

Donate real estate to make a lasting impact, unlocking the hidden potential of your property’s value.

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Planned giving helps fuel our mission

At Happy Paws Animal Rescue, we rely on the generosity of our donors to continue our mission of rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need. Planned giving, such as bequests and gifts in wills, are critical to our ability to provide essential services for our furry friends. These gifts provide long-term support, ensuring that we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of animals for years to come.

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We’ve been donating to Happy Paws for years so it just made sense to include them in our estate plan. Our animals have impacted us deeply and we are happy to support the rescue’s mission for years to come.

Tammy and John Parker
Planned gift donors

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We’re here to help you meet your goals!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation.

Name: John Doe

Title :Senior Manager of Planned Giving

Phone: 212-555-5555

Email: jdoe@happypaws.org

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More ways to make an impact

Gifts in a will or trust

Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will (for free!).

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Beneficiary designations

Gifting assets not covered by your will — like 401(k) or IRA accounts — may help your heirs avoid unwanted taxes, even if you’re below the estate tax threshold.

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Gifts that pay you back

Give assets while providing yourself or others with income for a period of time or distributions at a later date.

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