Legacy Giving

Planned gifts, such as those made through a will or estate plan, often allow you to make the biggest impact on the causes you care about most. A planned gift is usually set up to incorporate tax-planning strategies as well as your retirement choices, and can be customized in a wide variety of ways to suit your needs.

To make it easier for you, Valley Humane Society has partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will. In about 20 minutes, you can secure your future, protect what you love, and make a gift to Valley Humane Society to build a legacy that creates a brighter future for cats and dogs.

Answers to Questions Frequently Asked by Donors/Advisors

Yes, Valley Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation

No, Valley Humane Society is not affiliated with any state or national organization such as Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. A donation to organizations such as these will not come to Valley Humane Society.

Join Others in Leaving a Legacy

By making a planned gift, whether through a will or by designating Valley Humane Society a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you are eligible to become part of the growing number of people that, together, make up our Legacy Society.

To get started, please contact Development Manager Claire Maniti at (925) 426-8656 ext. 117 or e-mail to find out more about planned gifts that start making a difference during your lifetime.

Have you already included a gift to Valley Humane Society in your estate plans? Please let us know by filling out this form so we can thank you for your support and update our records.