Planned Giving/Bequests


Appreciated Securities:  Gifts of appreciated securities may be made directly to the Shelter's Investment Account, or donors may contact our shelter office for details and assistance in completing these transactions.

Bequests:  A bequest is a gift of either money or property made through a will.  A charitable bequest to ASWRV allows you to continue your support of our mission in the years ahead.  Any charitable bequest is deductible as an estate tax charitable contribution which may reduce your estate taxes.  To ensure your gift is received by the Shelter, please make sure to designate the full, legal name of the organization in your will: "Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley".

Matching Gifts: Gifts can be made by companies to match the charitable donations of individuals.  Generally employers match a gift only after the individual has paid his or her pledge and has expressed a desire to have the contribution matched.  Ask your employer (or spouse's employer) about matching gift opportunities.  Retirees may benefit from these programs as well.  Employers will often match your donation and that could double--or even triple--your gift to the Shelter.

Planned Giving:  We would be pleased and honored to work with you in designing a planned gift to the Animal Shelter.  Approved gifts of real estate and other life income sources are accepted.  Contact the shelter for information on our gift receipt guidelines.

For more information on these opportunites please contact Brooke Bonner at 208-788-4351 or


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