Planned Giving through the Louise Harrison Legacy Society

Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift or estate planning, is a method for philanthropic individuals or donors to support non-profits and charities through larger gifts than they could make from their income.

While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

Planned gifts can come in the form of cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc. The benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive because of its potential tax benefits. Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

If you are considering your estate plans and want to learn more about how you can support PetAid Colorado, contact Sharon Kay Brown, Chief Development Officer, at 303.539.7635 or to discuss confidentially.

Many people would like to help strengthen the long-term viability of PetAid Colorado but feel they cannot afford to make such a gift today. A bequest by will is a unique way to ensure that PetAid Colorado’s work will continue into the future. Your bequest can be tailored to complement your personal lifestyle and financial goals and support PetAid Colorado.

If you have or plan to include PetAid Colorado in a bequest provision, please notify us by using the PetAid Colorado Bequest Intention form so that we ensure your wishes can be fulfilled.

For questions about leaving PetAid Colorado in your will, please click here for the Planned Giving Information Sheet. If you have additional questions, please contact Sharon Kay Brown, Director of Development, at 303.539.7635 or by email at

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