Legacy Gifts

Make Pet Alliance Part of Your Legacy

Leaving a gift to Pet Alliance in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, or another form of planned gift can make a lasting difference to our work. Many gifts cost you nothing now, there is no minimum contribution, and you are not locked into a decision you make today. Your gift will leave a long-lasting impact on the dogs and cats in our community and help ensure they receive the highest quality care and shelter they deserve.

Your planned gift will help support the operations at both our Orlando and Sanford locations. If you wish to designate a gift to a specific location or program, we encourage you to contact us first to ensure that we understand your wishes and can carry them out accordingly. 

If you choose to let us know Pet Alliance is included in your estate plans, you can become a member of the 1937 Legacy Society. As a member, you will receive regular updates on our programs and invitations to special events. In addition, your giving can inspire others to leave a legacy to help dogs and cats.  Please email development@petallianceorlando.org to learn more.



You want to leave money to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando 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. This type of donation to Pet Alliance in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

Sample Language:

 “I will _________(dollar amount or % of state) to be used for its general purposes (or you may restrict the gift to a specific program) to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Inc., or its successors and/or assigns by merger or purchase, federal tax identification number 59-0637883.”


  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your will to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your will to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).

Beneficiary Designations

Pet Alliance accepts gifts of life insurance or retirement plans either as the beneficiary of a policy or plan. You can name Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando as a primary life insurance beneficiary or as a contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you. After your lifetime, the benefits from your policy pass to Pet Alliance, free of federal estate tax. Retirement assets include tax-deferred retirement saving accounts, like Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), annuities, Keogh, and pension plans.  Naming the Pet Alliance as the beneficiary of your retirement assets at your death avoids both income tax and estate tax obligations.

How It Works

  • Contact your life insurance carrier or 401k provider and request a beneficiary form.
  • Designate Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando as a primary or contingent beneficiary


  • Simple to give: Involves little effort or paperwork
  • Financial advantage: Continued ownership of your 
  • Flexibility: You can change your mind and your beneficiaries at any time
  • Future tax savings: Removes the asset from your potential gross taxable estate

For more information and other ways to set up planned giving options, please contact our Cathy Rodgers.

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