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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.

LIFETIME CARE PROGRAM – Coming soon!

With a planned gift to our homeless dogs and cats, One Tail at a Time may be able to provide care for your pet(s) until the best and most appropriate home(s) are found for them. Please email [email protected] for more information on this program.

HAVE YOU ARRANGED FOR A BEQUEST OR OTHER PLANNED GIFT?

Please let us know as soon as possible. We would love to hear about your wishes to be sure those can be met, and to recognize your support!

All OTAT legacy donors are invited to join our Blue Heart Giving Circle. Please let us about planned gift today by email at [email protected], or by phone at (312) 767-7987.

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

one tail at a time planned giving

Benefits:

  • 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 let us know your wishes to confirm that your gift can be used as intended).
  • You can have the satisfaction knowing that your bequest will  leave a lasting legacy in the lives of homeless pets.

How to Leave a Planned Gift

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

UNRESTRICTED GIFT

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.

RESIDUARY BEQUEST

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.

CONTINGENCY GIFT:

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.

HAVE YOU ARRANGED A PLANNED GIFT FOR OUR HOMELESS PETS?

Please let us know as soon as possible. We would love to hear about your wishes to be sure those can be met, and to recognize your support!

All OTAT legacy donors are invited to join our Blue Heart Giving Circle. Please let us about planned gift today by email at [email protected], or by phone at (312) 767-7987.