Planned & Legacy Giving

At McKamey Animal Center, we provide life-saving care for homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals when they need it most.  Many of our supporters choose to help ensure we can keep serving the animals for years to come through planned, or legacy giving. 


Unlike a typical donation, a planned gift is typically made from assets in your estate, and may come to support our work after your lifetime. It also typically provides significant tax advantages to your heirs. A legacy gift – large or small – can make a difference in the life of a sick or neglected animal. 


Whether you would like to see your donation put to work today or leave a legacy that will make a difference beyond your lifetime, we can help you find a plan that meets your goals. Including McKamey Animal Center in your planned giving allows you to make a meaningful contribution now and in the future to help animals in need.


Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of US Law, though this is not intended as legal advice. Animal Care Trust, dba, McKamey Animal Center is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 01-0824858.

Common Types of Planned Gifts

The simplest planned gift is a bequest to McKamey Animal Center in your will, which can be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or other types of property. The bequest can be for a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.

In most states, a will must go through a probate process that can often be expensive and time consuming. By creating a revocable living trust, you can avoid probate while naming McKamey Animal Center as a beneficiary of the trust.

You may designate McKamey Animal Center as the sole or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy. 

You may name McKamey Animal Center as the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement assets after your lifetime. When a retirement account is left to a charity, the organization does not pay any income tax, whereas your heirs may pay income tax if they inherit your retirement funds.

This is a trust you create through which trust income is payable to a beneficiary (you, another person, or the joint lives of you and another), during the lifetime of that beneficiary. After your death the amount of remaining in the trust will be paid to McKamey Animal Center.

A Donor-Advised Fund is often administered by a financial services company or a community foundation. It allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities, like McKamey Animal Center.
Next Steps

If you have already included MAC in your plans, please let us know. We look forward to properly thanking you. We will respect your wish to remain anonymous, if you so choose. Any details of your gift that you disclose are held in confidence. We thank you for your support!


Please complete the form below online, or email to the MAC Advancement Department at or mail to MAC at ATTN: MAC Advancement, 4500 N. Access Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37415.