You want to leave money to the Connecticut Humane Society in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence*, you can complete your gift. Whether a specific amount or a percentage of your estate, this type of donation to CHS in your will or living trust helps ensure that the needs of local pets are met for years to come. Most supporters choose to make an unrestricted bequest, which allows CHS to apply your gift to the area of greatest need. But restricted gifts (gifts made for a designated purpose, like to a particular CHS location or program), are equally as impactful.

* Suggested sentence: “I give to the Connecticut Humane Society, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.” 

A Tool to Make Planned Giving Easier

The Connecticut Humane Society has partnered with FreeWill to help you write a legally valid will — for free! In under 20 minutes, you can protect your loved ones and make a gift directly to pets in need. Click the button below to get started, or read on for more information here.

Legacy Society

When you make a charitable gift to CHS in your estate plan, you become a part of the Legacy Society, a group of individuals who, like you, have chosen to leave a lasting testament to your love of pets in need. It is the group which serves the critical role of sustaining CHS. Likeminded individuals date back to CHS’ earliest days in the 1880s, and this support is what has allowed CHS to be there to serve local pets through all these years. You’ve been generous enough to include the pets in your future–would you be so kind as to share that with CHS so that we may plan with you in mind, and thank you for your generosity?

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