We appreciate you considering Mercy Crusade and our Spay & Neuter Clinic in your estate planning. The need for private support in our mission to end pet overpopulation is never-ending, as we do not receive government grants or funding.
When planning your gift to Mercy Crusade, you and your attorney should discuss your individual needs and the options available in planning your estate. As you may know from your planning, estate tax laws encourage charitable giving through the estate tax charitable deduction. This permits contributors to pass property to charitable beneficiaries free of estate taxes.
The two most frequent gifts received by Mercy Crusade are Direct Bequeaths and Percentage or Residual Bequeaths, which are made to us in a will or living trust. With a Direct Bequeath, any manner of property can be used, i.e. cash, securities, personal property, real estate, etc., or all of the above. A Direct Bequeath states the exact gift you wish to make.
With the Percentage or Residual Bequeath, the donor leaves a percentage of his or her estate or any remaining balance after other bequeaths have been made to family, friends or heirs. You and your attorney will be able to determine what best suits your needs.
When drafting your will or trust, it is a good idea to include our address, telephone number and federal identification number in the document. This will prove a great help to your executor or trustee.
2252 Craig Drive
Oxnard CA 93036
We hope this information is helpful to you in your estate planning. If we can be of further assistance or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again for you support of Mercy Crusade.