You can join the AWS Legacy Society by making a planned gift. As a member of the Legacy Society you will become a part of a growing number of caring individuals who have planned to support our efforts beyond their lifetimes. Benefits of being a part of the AWS Legacy Society include an invitation to our annual Legacy Luncheon, and a special AWS Legacy lapel pin that you can proudly display.
A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide for those you care about. Most people know how important it is to have a will. Once you have provided for the people you love, you may wish to consider a bequest to the Animal Welfare Society. Charitable bequests find a place in the wills of many who wish to lend support well into the future. A gift through your will to the Animal Welfare Society can be a flexible way to participate in the care of numerous animals.
You can list the Animal Welfare Society as either a direct beneficiary of a set amount of money, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate. An individual may designate that a bequest be used for general purposes or to support a specific program. The following is a suggested form for such a bequest:
"I give and bequeath to the Animal Welfare Society, a not for profit corporation, with its principal offices presently located at Holland Road, West Kennebunk, Me, the sum of $_______________, to be used for the accomplishment of its mission."
If you plan to make a charitable gift by will, please think it through carefully. Then, meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. To learn more about planned giving or to find out about other forms of planned giving please contact the AWS at 207-985- 3244 x 123.