Your Estate Gift Can Make a Big Impact
Leaving a gift to Greenhill Humane Society in your will or other estate plans enables you to leave a lasting legacy for the animals. When you give to Greenhill Humane Society, you help us make a difference.
We have partnered with FreeWill to make it simple and free to create your legal will and legacy gift online. Click here to create your free will today.
Additionally, for the care of your pets, you can leave instructions within your estate plans and / or sign up for Greenhill’s Securing Your Pet’s Future program.
Planned Giving FAQs
A bequest, which is a type of planned gift, is a percentage or amount of your estate that you can designate to support a charitable cause beyond your lifetime. Many visionary donors have chosen to include charitable bequests to Greenhill Humane in their will or trust.
Your planned gift doesn’t cost you a cent today, but it will have a major future impact on our work to help the animals. This is one of the most powerful ways to donate: no matter your age or current circumstances, anyone can make this commitment today to protect vulnerable animals of the future.
If you don’t have an estate plan in place, you’re not alone: 70% of Americans do not have an up-to-date will. However, creating your will is an essential step to support the people and causes you love. It ensures that your wishes are known, saves your loved ones the stress and cost of probate proceedings, and lets you (and not the government) decide where your property goes. And creating a will doesn’t have to be costly or complicated — in fact, we have partnered with FreeWill to make it easy and completely free.
FreeWill is a team of 70+ engineers, lawyers, designers, nonprofit experts, and more who are dedicated to making estate planning more accessible — and have raised $2B in planned gifts — through their free will-writing tool. Through this online platform, you can join the 185,000 others who have created their legal wills in under 20 minutes, at zero cost. All you have to do is answer simple questions about you and your wishes. Once you’re finished, you will receive a document to download, print, and sign. Your final will is valid in all 50 states.
Yes, you can! To do so, simply create and execute a new will using FreeWill, and destroy the earlier version
FreeWill can still help — even if you’d prefer to finalize your will with an attorney! At the end of your will-making process, you’ll get a set of your documented wishes that may save you time and money with your lawyer.
Creating a bequest in your will for Greenhill Humane Society is a powerful statement in your legacy, and costs you nothing today. If you’ve supported Greenhill Humane Society in the past, a bequest can protect homeless and abused animals for generations, while being a part of your lasting legacy.
A charitable bequest creates a foundation for the future. Our work today is important, but it is equally, if not more important, to be sure that Greenhill can continue well into the future.
We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make planned giving easier than ever, and completely free. FreeWill’s tool allows you to write a will online, and only takes 20 minutes to complete your legally valid plans.
Since 2017, FreeWill has raised over $2 billion for nonprofits and has inspired over 200,000 people to write their wills. It’s also been covered in Forbes and the New York Times.
If you don’t have a will or your will needs an update, you’ll complete the process with a completely up-to-date plan that protects your loved ones and assets, in addition to defining your legacy.
FreeWill can also be used with more complicated estates by generating a list of documented wishes that can be brought to an attorney.
Visit FreeWill.com/Greenhill to get started today! The giving platform will walk you through each step, and is designed to make the process as easy and fast as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greenhill’s Executive Director, Cary Lieberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-689-1503 x 113.
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