We’d like to thank you for considering a donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society. Your philanthropy is an investment in Auburn Valley Humane Society’s mission. Your support is the corner stone of the dream we share to protect animals in our community. Your ongoing support will help to ensure the future wellbeing of countless animals at your animal shelter. Because of your assistance, the Auburn Valley Humane Society will be able to fulfill our mission of sheltering, rescuing and adopting animals, educating people of all ages to the needs of companion animals, and the ability to share companion animals with those in our community who need their comfort. We will also be able to fund spay/neuter programs for animals at the shelter, insure efficient shelter operations, and continue in our goal of creating a more compassionate world.
The Auburn Valley Humane Society is now, and always will be, committed to providing a safe haven for homeless and abused pets until they can be placed into permanent, loving homes. Equally as important, the Auburn Valley Humane Society is an organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership by teaching compassion, respect and caring treatment for all living creatures.
You can mail your donation by check or money order to:
Auburn Valley Humane Society 4910 A Street SE Auburn, WA 98092
You can make a secure donation online by choosing one of the following options:
Donation to the General Fund
Your contribution will go straight to work helping the lost, stray and abandoned animals in Auburn. Your donation will help us in the ongoing effort to find all animals in our care a forever loving home.
Donation to the Endowed Foundation Fund
A designated donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Endowed Foundation is a donation which will be invested and never spent or distributed. Only the interest from this fund will be used for the care of the animals in our care.
Donation to the Spay/Neuter Fund
A designated donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Fund is a donation which will be specifically used for the spaying and neutering of the animals in our care before they go into our adoption program.
Donation to the Animal Care Fund
A designated donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Animal Care Fund is a donation which will be specifically used for food, vaccinations, micro chipping and additional lifesaving measures of the animals in our care before they go into our adoption program.
Donation to the Special Medical Needs Fund
A designated donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Special Medical Needs Fund is a donation which will be specifically used for special medical needs of the animals in our care before they go into our adoption program.
Sponsor a Kennel
AVHS would like to encourage you to make a donation to sponsor a dog kennel or cat room or condo.
Gift to Others
AVHS would like to encourage you to make a donation as a gift to someone you care about. Simply fill in the note section designating your donation to a specific fund and give the reason of your gift and fill in the acknowledgement section with the name and address of the person receiving the gift. A letter will be sent to them by the Auburn Valley Humane Society acknowledging your generosity. Don’t forget to click the Donate button to be taken to the PayPal website to complete your secure donation.
Honorarium to Others
AVHS would like to encourage you to make a donation in honor of someone you care about. Simply fill in the note section designating your donation to a specific fund and give the reason of your honorarium and fill in the acknowledgement section with the name and address of the person receiving the honorarium. A letter will be sent to them by the Auburn Valley Humane Society acknowledging your generosity. Don’t forget to click the Donate button to be taken to the PayPal website to complete your secure donation.
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Gifts of Cash
Cash contributions to the Auburn Valley Humane Society are deductible as an itemized deduction in the year you make the donation, up to a total of 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess charitable deduction can be carried forward for up to five additional years.
Gifts of Securities
If you donate stocks or mutual funds to the Auburn Valley Humane Society that have risen in value and you’ve held for more than one year, you pay no capital gains tax on the transaction and are entitled to a charitable contribution for the full fair market value of the stock. If you wish to keep a certain stock in your portfolio, you could donate the stock and then use cash to buy the same stock, thus increasing your cost basis to current fair market value. If you have stock losses, generally you should not contribute the stock, but rather sell the stock yourself to realize the loss for tax purposes. You can then contribute the cash and take a charitable deduction.
Gifts of Real Estate
If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated in value, a charitable gift of real estate to the Auburn Valley Humane Society may be an attractive option. You can claim an income tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate.
Retirement Plan Assets
Your most efficient estate planning option may be leaving all or a portion of your retirement plan to the Auburn Valley Humane Society. Tax laws often subject these assets to the highest combined income and estate tax upon death. Many techniques can be used to avoid combined tax rates of nearly 65 percent. At the same time, you can pass more tax-favored assets to your family. You can also make tax-free gifts from your IRA. You can direct your mandatory withdrawal amount (or any amount up to $100,000 a year) to be used to make charitable gifts on a totally tax–free basis. A donation of your IRA could also result in maximizing your social security benefits.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Through a simple agreement between you and the Auburn Valley Humane Society, we acquire an annuity contract on your behalf with funds or property you donate to us. That contract provides you as the annuitant with a fixed dollar distribution each month or quarter for the rest of your life. Generally, the older you are at the time of the gift, the higher the annuity payout. You can also fund the gift with appreciated property that, in addition to a charitable deduction for the gift, may spread those capital gains out over your lifetime.
Life Income Gifts
Life income gifts allow you to receive an income as a result of making a charitable gift. Depending on the plan you choose, the income can be fixed or variable and can be for you or other beneficiaries you choose. For example, you might create a Charitable Remainder Trust to pay income to you for life or a period of time not to exceed 20 years and contribute money, stock, or other property to it. Once placed in the trust, the assets can be sold (without capital gains tax) and the proceeds reinvested to produce a higher yield. Life income gifts entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction, which is based upon the present value of your gift to us. At the end of the trust’s term, the balance in the trust supports our mission.
By putting the Auburn Valley Humane Society in your will or trust and leaving a percentage of your estate, or making a specific bequest of money or a particular piece of property to our organization, you would be creating a lifetime legacy for homeless and abandoned animals in our care.
Retained Life Estates
Retained life estates allow you to transfer the deed of your personal residence to the Auburn Valley Humane Society now and keep the right to live in and use the property for your lifetime. You will receive a current charitable deduction in the amount that is based on your life expectancy and the value of the property.
You can contribute a life insurance policy to our organization by naming the Auburn Valley Humane Society either as the owner and beneficiary or simply the beneficiary. If you name our organization as both, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction limited to the lower of the value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract.
Bank Accounts & CD’s
You can name the Auburn Valley Humane Society as the “payable-on-death beneficiary” of your bank accounts or certificates of deposit. You own the assets for your lifetime and have them available for your use. Upon your death, the assets pass directly to our organization without going through probate.
Gifts made to the Auburn Valley Humane Society are tax-deductible. Please consult a tax advisor for how this may apply you. The Auburn Valley Humane Society is a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, which relies on donations to fund the shelter and educational programs. The Humane Society is not affiliated with any national animal welfare organization.