Create a legacy of love

by including Father John’s Animal House as a beneficiary in your will or estate plans. A gift through your estate provides future support for our work to find caring homes for otherwise homeless animals and promote spay/neuter procedures to reduce the over-population and suffering of unwanted animals.

How It Works:

  • You include a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust that designates Father John’s Animal House as the beneficiary of a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.
  • After your death, Father John’s Animal House receives the bequest.
  • Anyone, regardless of the size of their estate, can make a bequest to Father John’s Animal House.

Benefits:

  • You control your assets during your lifetime; since your bequest is not payable until your death, it does not affect your cash flow.
  • You can change your beneficiaries or gift provisions at any time.
  • Your gift may provide estate tax savings.
  • You will be remembered for your love of animals.

How It Works:

  • You name Father John’s Animal House as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan by filling out a Designation of Beneficiary form provided to you by your retirement plan administrator. Typically, these forms have you chose what percentage of your plan you want each beneficiary to receive.
  • After your death, Father John’s Animal House receives your contribution.

Benefits:

  • Simple to do – does not require modifying your will or trust.
  • You can change your beneficiaries or gift provisions at any time.
  • No federal income tax is due on the funds that are given to Father John’s – potentially reducing the tax burden for your heirs.
  • Your gift may also provide estate tax savings.
  • Your gift provides future support for Father John’s Animal House.

How It Works:

  • You name Father John’s Animal House as a beneficiary on a form that your insurance company can send you.
  • After your death, Father John’s Animal House receives your contribution.

Benefits:

  • Simple to do – does not require modifying your will or trust.
  • Your gift may provide estate tax savings.
  • Your gift provides future support for Father John’s Animal House.

To include Father John’s as a beneficiary, please use the following language:

Sussex County Fellowship for Animals, Inc., dba (doing business as) Father John’s Animal House is a nonprofit organization with a principal business address of 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Our tax identification number is 22-3671290.

For further information, please contact Peggy Post at 973-670-5641 or peggy@fatherjohns.org. Please seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney and/or financial planner before making a charitable gift. The material on this website is intended as general information and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice.

There are a Variety of Ways to Give and help us Care for our Furry Friends.

Gifts of Cash made by Check or Credit Card will help us document your contribution. Checks should be mailed to: Father John’s Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848.

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or by calling Peggy Post at 973-670-5641

Stock Gifts are a tax-savvy way to help! Father John’s Animal House will sell the stock and receive the fair market value. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value if you have owned the stock for more than one year – and you may not have to pay capital gains tax. Please contact Peggy Post at 973-670-5641 or email peggy@fatherjohns.org for assistance with stock gifts

Gifts through Your IRA are another great way to support Father John’s Animal House. If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your IRA to eligible charitable organizations. The gifts will not be included in taxable income and so may result in tax savings. Please contact Peggy Post at 973-670-5641or email peggy@fatherjohns.org for assistance with stock gifts.