Planned Giving

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Charitable gift and estate planning affords you peace of mind and security as you provide for yourself, your loved ones, and your charitable interests. Including the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter in your planned giving allows you to make a meaningful contribution now or in the future to help homeless animals.

There are many options for planned giving. Some may provide you with tax benefits. You also may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes. It is important to explore your options so that both you and our rescues receive the full benefit of any potential gift.

For more information on Planned Giving, call our Development Director Kelle Sisung at 313. 303.1770, or e-mail ksisung@dearbornanimals.org.

Planned Giving Options

  • Bequests through your will
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Provides numerous tax benefits to you, and you are guaranteed an income for the rest of your life
  • Life Insurance Gifts: Make FFDAS the beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Retirement Plans: Donate interest in an IRA or other qualified savings plan

A FFDAS Development staff member will be happy to discuss planned-giving opportunities with you at your convenience. We encourage you, however, to confer with your attorney or other estate-planning expert.

Circle of Friends

Our Circle of Friends honors those donors who have formally notified us that they have included FFDAS in their will, or that they have established a planned gift, such as a non-term life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust, to benefit our nonprofit.

Circle of Friends members will be recognized at our annual donor recognition event (Evening with Friends), which is held each May. In addition, members will be invited to participate in a series of seminars covering such possible topics as retirement planning, financial planning, and vacation planning.

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