Because PWC is the only rehabilitation organization in San Luis Obispo County for birds, land animals, and reptiles. As development advances in the county our wildlife are at risk.
PWC gives you the opportunity to make tax-wise gifts to help the wildlife in our County. Planned gifts provide the resources we need to succeed, and enable us to prepare future programs and strategies. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a planned gift. People of every age and income level can make a planned gift to ensure that wildlife in San Luis Obispo County have a secure future.
Following are the types of planned gifts members can make to
PWC, our 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. Many gifts have attractive tax benefits.
- Gifts of cash
(the easiest and most common gift)
Reduce the size of your taxable estate while helping
our native wildlife. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways:
Gifts of publicly traded securities
Specific bequest: You decide now exactly how much money, what assets, or what percentage of your estate will pass to
Pacific Wildlife Care after your death.
The following is a suggested form for such a bequest: “I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to
Pacific Wildlife Care, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization having the federal tax identification number
77-0196350, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes."
If you prefer, you may designate a specific purpose for our use of your bequest. If a restricted gift is your preference, please contact us before finalizing arrangements so that we can be sure we’ll be able to fulfill your wishes.
- Residuary bequest: You can specify the portion of your estate that will pass to
Pacific Wildlife Care after other designated beneficiaries receive their specified gifts, and after expenses are paid.
- Contingent bequest: All or a portion of your estate will pass to Free Press only if the named beneficiaries do not survive you.
These are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. Stock can be transferred electronically and donors can receive substantial relief from capital gains taxes.
Naming Pacific Wildlife Care a beneficiary of your life insurance plan, retirement account or bank account
How to add Pacific Wildlife Care to your will
Call your lawyer. He or she can help you draft a new will, or
help you add a codicil to your existing will naming PWC as a beneficiary.
Our official name and address is:
Central Coast Wildlife Rehabilitation Guild (doing business as Pacific Wildlife Care)
P.O. Box 1134
Morro Bay, CA 93443
Our Federal Identification Number is 77-0196350
We would be honored to thank you publicly, in
our next newsletter, for your generous support of Pacific Wildlife Care. We typically list supporters by name without specific reference to gift amount. We understand, however, that some donors prefer to remain anonymous. When making your gift, please let us know your preference regarding acknowledgment.
It is important to fully discuss the implications of your gift with your tax or estate specialist. Gifts will have differing tax implications depending on the size of your estate, other charitable gifts you plan to make, etc.
For more information or to discuss making a planned gift, please Send Email .
(The above information about planned giving is courtesy of Free Press)