A Legacy that Lives Forever

Making a planned gift is the perfect way to show your love and support for shelter pets and all animals, while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you have the opportunity to leave a legacy that lasts generations and reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Nashville Humane has options suitable for all supporters and we’re happy to work with you to assist or discuss your personal objectives.

Wills & Bequests

The easiest way to leave a lasting impact is through a bequest or a will commitment to be distributed by your estate after passing. A bequest may be a specific piece of property, sum of money, or a portion of your estate. Most people make a bequest when their Wills are drawn, and these bequests may result in significant tax savings.

Estate Planning

Nashville Humane has a number of different options for people who are interested in planned giving through their estate. If you wish, our team can discuss options with your estate or tax advisors to explore these options.

NHA as a Beneficiary

If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed to provide for dependents, you have the option to make Nashville Humane the beneficiary. Other options include making NHA the beneficiary or owner of a fully paid policy. Some assets, such as IRAs, Keogh Plans, and other qualified retirement plans, do not pass directly through your will and will require you to name a beneficiary. Nashville Humane can be an option in many of these situations.

Ultimately, there are many ways to express your love for shelter animals and leave a lasting impact that will help generations of at-risk pets.

For more information about Nashville Humane Association’s Planned Giving program, please contact Becca Morris, NHA’s Director of Development and Operations, at 615-354-6344 or via email at becca@nashvillehumane.org. If you wish, Nashville Humane Association will work with your estate or tax advisers to explore these options.

Helpful information for designating a planned gift to NHA:

  • Tax ID: 62-0672999
  • Legal Name: Nashville Humane Association
  • Mailing Address: 213 Oceola Avenue Nashville, TN 37209
Click here to download our sample bequest language as a PDF