Wills and Bequests

By including MaxFund in your will or bequest, you can make a valuable and long-lasting gift to our mission of helping injured strays with no known owners, and keeping our shelter viable and strong while meeting your financial and estate planning goals. A bequest to MaxFund can take many forms, and because a bequest qualifies for the estate tax charitable deduction, it may reduce your taxable estate.

Common types of bequests:

General: "I give to MaxFund, a corporation organized and existing under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Law, headquartered at 1025 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204, the sum of ________ dollars (or specific piece of property) to be used as the board of directors directs."

Bequest of a percentage: "I give and bequeath ________ percent (name specific percentage) of my estate to MaxFund, a corporation organized and existing under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Law, headquartered at 1025 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204."

Bequest of residue: This is a provision in a will leaving the remainder of one’s estate to an organization after all other bequests are fulfilled. "The rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, whatever situation, I give and bequeath to MaxFund, a corporation organized and existing under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Law, headquartered at 1025 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204."

Contingent bequest: This leaves a bequest to MaxFund if any of the other beneficiaries are unable to receive their bequests because of death or other circumstances. Generally this reads, "should (name of person) predecease me, the portion of my estate going to ___________(this person) I give and bequeath to MaxFund, a corporation organized and existing under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Law, headquartered at 1025 Galapago St. Denver, CO 80204."

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