Planned Giving

Gifts received through wills, trusts, and planned giving help to form the financial foundation that makes our mission possible: to educate, advocate and adopt out pets while nurturing the human-animal bond through community outreach and progressive programming. You can make a difference today and tomorrow to help people and pets in need when you make a planned gift.

Bequests and Estates

Many people search for ways to commemorate their life or the life of a loved one and to make a lasting statement. A bequest in a will is an ideal way to make a gift of significance that leaves an enduring legacy.

Life Insurance

Donors often make HHS a beneficiary of their life insurance policies. Many times, additional life insurance policies are provided by employers or by certain credit cards. Listing HHS as a beneficiary, directs funding at the time of death.

Retirement Plans

You can name HHS as a beneficiary of your pension, IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plans. This gift opportunity may allow you to avoid the possible double taxation on retirement plan assets to your heirs.

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Stocks, Bonds & Capital Gains

Appreciated stocks (and bonds) may be given directly to Hinsdale Humane Society (HHS), potentially allowing donors to deduct current market value as a charitable donation (based on individual tax situation). HHS is tax-exempt and does not have to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation that individuals would have to pay. Exceptional tax savings may be one of the benefits of donating appreciated shares in stocks, bonds or mutual funds to HHS. You may enjoy a tax deduction for the shares' fair market value and avoid capital gains tax you may have paid if you had sold them.

Family Foundations

Family foundations generally distribute a portion of their assets to charitable organizations each year. Several family foundations generously give to HHS' mission on an annual basis.

For more information, please contact Nadia Haeflinger, Director of Development, at 630-323-5630 or

Our Federal tax Identification number is 36-2441177.

The tax information provided herin should not be considered a substitute for consulting with a tax professional about your own personal tax and financial situation. This resource is provided for informational purposes only. Hinsdale Humane Society disclaims all liability for the information contained herein.