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Including charitable giving in your estate planning can make a lasting statement to the causes you care most about. Please contact us, or read below, to learn more about planned giving opportunities with One Tail at a Time.


Please let us know by emailing cara@onetail.org. We would love to recognize your support!

 One Tail at a Time’s Federal Tax ID is: 26-2125306

one tail at a time planned giving


  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your bequest at any time if your circumstances change.
  • There is no upper limit on the estate tax deductions that can be taken for charitable bequests.
  • You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with our team to confirm that your gift can be used as intended).
  • You can have the satisfaction now of knowing that your bequest will support homeless dogs in the way you intended when you are gone.

How to Leave a Gift

To make a bequest to One Tail at a Time, here is some sample language you may wish to use:


A gift that can be used where need is greatest
Sample language: I give, devise, and bequeath to One Tail at a Time, Chicago IL _________ (Dollars)* to be used where it is needed most.


Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been paid
Sample Language: I give, devise, and bequeath to One Tail at a Time, Chicago IL, ________ percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes.


Takes effect only if a primary intention can’t be met
Sample Language: In the event that ____________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to One Tail at a Time, Chicago IL to be used for its general purposes.

*Rather than leaving a sum certain, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give.

Unless otherwise specified, all gifts given to One Tail at a Time will be placed in general operational funds to be used where they are needed most. If you would like to designate your gift to a specific activity or program, please contact us to ensure that your wishes are properly understood and that we’re able to accommodate your request.

Would you like to discuss a donation of retirement plans, life insurance, stocks or real estate?

Contact Cara Schwalbach at caraschwalbach@gmail.com.