Bequests

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals and benefit animal welfare through the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. No other planned gift is as simple to implement or as easy to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime.


A bequest may be right for you if:

  • You would like to make a gift to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

  • You want the flexibility to change your mind.

  • You want continued access to your wealth, should you need it.

  • You are concerned about outliving your resources.

 

Our Recommended Bequest Language

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your individual interests.  As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, be sure the organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:

Unrestricted Gift: A gift that can be used where need is greatest

 

  • I give, devise, and bequeath to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932, (insert dollar amount) Dollars* to be used for its general purposes.

OR

  • I give, devise, and bequeath to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932 or its successor, (insert dollar amount) Dollars* to be used for its general purposes.

 

Residuary Bequest: Leaves any remainder after all other bequests have been paid
 

  • I give, devise, and bequeath to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932, (insert percentage amount) percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes.

OR

  • I give, devise, and bequeath to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932 or its successor, (insert percentage amount) percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes.

Contingency Gift: Takes effect only if a primary intention can't be met.

  • In the event that (insert name) predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932, to be used for its general purposes. 

OR

  • In the event that (insert name) predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, PO Box 281, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204, EID #82-049-1932, or its successor, to be used for its general purposes.

* Rather than leaving a certain sum, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give.

Most donors leave their gifts to the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter without restriction. This allows the Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter to use these funds to help us fulfill our mission. The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter honors a donor's stated intent for the use of a gift. Donors who wish to designate the use of any gift, whether made during their life or through their estate, will have that wish honored. Bequest provisions designated for a specific program or activity. It is best to contact Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter in advance for assistance to ensure that your wishes are properly understood.