By making a legacy gift to Hero Dogs, Inc. through your will or estate plan, you are extending your commitment to the Veterans and service dogs of our community beyond your lifetime. A meaningful gift such as your bequest helps to secure the future of Hero Dogs and the services we provide to Veterans who have served honorably in the United States Armed Services and who have been wounded or have a disabling medical condition.
A bequest to Hero Dogs ensures that we continue to raise, train, and place service dogs free of charge with our nation’s Veterans, improving quality of life and restoring independence. As a result of your planned gift, you will be recognized as a member of Hero Dogs’ Lady Liberty Legacy Society for our legacy donors.
- Lady Liberty Legacy Society
- Suggested bequest language
- Gifts of insurance, securities, or retirement assets
- For more information on legacy gifts
Lady Liberty Legacy Society
Our legacy giving program, the Lady Liberty Legacy Society, is named after our first service dog, Hero Dogs Lady Liberty (“Libby”), who led the way during the formative years of the organization. Libby’s legacy continues to lead and inspire the work of the organization. Thank you to our legacy donors:
- Grace and Ronald Bojak
- Dorothy Christopher Revocable Trust (2014)
- Peggy Lee
Suggested Bequest Language
Bequest of Specific Sum
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Hero Dogs, Inc. (tax identification number 27-0887317), a nonprofit organization with its principal offices located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the sum of __________ dollars, without reduction for any tax occasioned by my death, for such purposes as the Board of Directors of Hero Dogs, Inc. shall determine to be in the best interest of the organization.”
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Hero Dogs, Inc. (tax identification number 27-0887317), a nonprofit organization with its principal offices located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, _____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, without reduction for any tax occasioned by my death, for such purposes as the Board of Directors of Hero Dogs, Inc. shall determine to be in the best interest of the organization.”
Gifts of Insurance, Securities, or Retirement Assets
A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors, consider making a gift and help further our mission.
A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an another excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.
For More Information
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of establishing a bequest or making another legacy gift to Hero Dogs, Inc. or have specific questions regarding your own intentions for the organization, please contact us for a copy of our Charitable Bequest Intention Form at email@example.com or 1-888-570-8653.
Hero Dogs, Inc. is recognized as a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Hero Dogs are deductible under section 170 of the Code. A copy of our current financial statement is available on request by contacting Hero Dogs, Inc. at P.O. Box 64, Brookeville, MD 20833-0064. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.