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Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, personal and family financial goals to impact a non-profit organization.  Making a planned gift is an excellent way to ensure that your love and compassion for animals continues to benefit orphaned pets for many years to come. With your gift, the League will be able to  fulfill its mission to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati by providing a compassionate no-kill animal shelter and programs that promote responsible pet care.

By including the League for Animal Welfare in your gift planning, you have the opportunity to make lasting investment in helping homeless animals in our community. Here are several ways that you can make your planned gift:


You can name the League for Animal Welfare as a beneficiary in your will. This ensures that your desire to support the animals is clear. You can donate a set amount or asset, a percentage of the total value of the estate or a residual bequest.


Some assets, life insurance policies, 401Ks or certificates of deposit allow you to name a beneficiary. If these are no longer required to care for dependents, consider naming the League as the beneficiary.

Appreciated Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock can offer real tax benefits to the giver in the right circumstances, so check with your tax adviser on whether this planned giving option makes sense for you. We’re confident that it will make sense for our animals, now and for years to come! View stock transfer instructions here. We wish to ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged so please email us with the name of the stock, the number of shares and your name and address.

The animals, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of the League for Animal Welfare express our deepest gratitude to donors that honor the shelter with a planned gift. For more information on planned giving, please contact Devon Smith at 513-735-2299.

The League for Animal Welfare’s tax identification number is 31-0818511.

When planning a gift, please contact your tax attorney to help guide you in the legal and tax implications of your decision.