How to Make a Gift
To make a gift to Saint Francis Animal Hospital, simply include a provision in your Will specifying the type and/or amount you would like to give. Your gift can consist of almost anything – money, bank accounts, securities, antiques, works of art, or real estate.
Although the provision can be a short paragraph, the language necessary to accomplish your wishes is extremely important and should be prepared by your attorney.
Remembering Saint Francis Animal Hospital in your will can ensure the less fortunate family pets receive the medical care they need in perpetuity.
You can name Saint Francis Animal Hospital as a beneficiary by creating a new will, adding a codicil to your present will, or including Saint Francis Animal Hospital in your revocable trust.
You can name Saint Francis Animal Hospital as either a direct beneficiary of a set amount of money, a specific asset (e.g. 100 shares of stock), or a percentage of your estate. A legacy to Saint Francis Animal Hospital may take different forms, including:
- An outright bequest of cash, securities
- A beneficiary designation of a life insurance policy, a bank account, a retirement account
- A beneficiary of a living trust, or a testamentary trust
An individual may designate that a bequest be used for the general purposes of Saint Francis Animal Hospital, or to support a specific program. The following is a suggested form for such a bequest:
I give and bequeath to Saint Francis Animal Hospital , a 501 (c ) (3) corporation, Tax I.D. #83-0370262, located at 2170 Mango Place Jacksonville, FL 32207, the sum of $_____, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes (or for a specific purpose, as indicated).
You can request, through advance directive, that at the time of your death, your obituary state: In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Saint Francis Animal Hospital.