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Supporting ARF

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has been the leading animal welfare organization on the East End of Long Island since 1974. A “no kill” shelter, every year we find loving homes for over 1000 cats and dogs with the help of generous donors such as yourself. ARF receives neither federal funding nor support from taxpayers to enable it to keep the doors and kennels open. It is because of your continued support, and the support of people such as yourself, that ARF is able to maintain its facilities, including its state-of-the-art Adoption Center, as well as provide food, shelter, medical treatment and love to these animals while they await their forever homes. But what will happen when you are gone?

Qualified Plan Benefits

Making ARF your Planned Benefits beneficiary can be as simple as placing the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hampton’s name on the beneficiary line on any one of the policies listed below:

  • Life Insurance Policy
  • IRA
  • 401 (k)
  • 403 (b)
  • Keogh Account
  • Any other qualified retirement plan

Naming the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons as the beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan is a simple and smart way to provide for ARF. When a retirement account is left to a charity such as ARF, the organization does not pay the income tax otherwise due if left to a non-spouse family member or a friend. If you no longer need the life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members, please consider leaving it as a legacy to ARF.

Gifts of Tangible Property

Are you planning on moving or are you downsizing your home and household goods? Gifts of tangible property can be made to ARF now or through your will. The ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop supports up to 20% of the Adoption Center’s general operating costs and is always in need of donations. Any of your precious and gently used household items including artwork, jewelry or clothing will be picked up by the Thrift Shop team and put up for sale, with all of the proceeds going to ARF.

Gifts of Real Estate

ARF also welcomes the gift of real estate. Real property gifts can be made during your lifetime (including in a manner that allows you to live in your home until your death) or through your will. ARF uses the proceeds of the sale to support its mission. There can be many advantages in a gift of real estate including obtaining an income tax charitable deduction, eliminating carrying costs, and reducing your estate.

Making a Bequest to ARF

There are many reasons to make a bequest. You may want to support ARF and its programs in the future, just as you may be doing during your lifetime. Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on. Bequests are very private gifts, too. You may change your bequest at any time, and, if you wish, you may make your plans anonymously.

You don’t need a large estate to make a significant gift to ARF and your assets remain in your control during your lifetime. * You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).

If you choose to include ARF in your will, please send us a confidential copy of the section of your will. This will give us the opportunity to express our thanks and to contact you in case there are any questions concerning your bequest.

To designate a bequest to ARF, you must use ARF’s formal corporate name, address and federal tax ID number, as shown below.

Here are some examples of the most common language used when making a bequest to ARF:
I hereby give $________________ (amount of gift), or

I hereby give _________________ (description of asset), or

I hereby give _________________ (percent of estate) to

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc., for its general purposes, located at
91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, NY 11975
Tax ID# 23-7400663

For a private and confidential discussion regarding Estate Planning contact Jennifer Rockford, Director of Philanthropy at 631.537.0400 x208 or