Charitable Bequest Program

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What will your legacy be?

You can continue to support HSBR animals and programs in perpetuity by remembering us in your will.

A bequest in your will will have an enormous impact!

Leave a living legacy of your generosity. Help us help them!

If you would like to make a positive impact on the many homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in our community, please consider giving to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (“HSBR”) through your will or trust. It’s a simple and personal way to ensure that we are able to continue our work for years to come. The easiest and most popular form of legacy gifts are bequests of cash, securities, personal property or real estate.

Types of Bequests to consider: Specific Bequest, Residuary Bequest, Gift of Personal Property, Contingent Bequest

The following is suggested language for your legal advisor to integrate into your will or living trust depending on the type of bequest you choose:

  • Specific Bequest

    I give, devise and bequeath to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (TIN 26-1144891) located at 171 Mineral Springs Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, the sum of $________ for its _________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

  • Residuary Bequest

    All (or ____ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my property, both real and personal wheresoever situated, I give, devise and bequeath to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (TIN 26-1144891) located at 171 Mineral Springs Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

  • Gift of Personal Property

    I give, devise and bequeath to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (TIN 26-1144891) located at 171 Mineral Springs Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, ___________ (description of personal property) for its __________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

  • Contingent Bequest

    In the event that ____________ (name or names of heirs) shall not survive me, I give, devise and bequeath those beneficiaries’ shares to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (TIN 26-1144891) located at 171 Mineral Springs Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

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Schedule an appointment with your legal advisor

Your legal advisor may have other preferred language or text to use for this purpose. The suggestions to the left are provided as a guide only.

We encourage you to let the Board of Directors of HSBR know of your intended gift either personally or through your legal advisor. Please be assured that the privacy of your donation is of paramount importance to us.