Planned Giving

By choosing one of the options below, your gift to AVMF can help you achieve your philanthropic goals and financial planning needs as well as significantly advance the work of the Foundation.

Bequest: A gift made through a will, life insurance or retirement account policy. You can specify either a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate.          

Charitable Remainder Trust: A gift that makes either a fixed amount payment (annuity trust) or percentage of trust principal (unitrust), to the beneficiary of your choice. At the end of the term, AVMF receives any funds that remain in the trust.

Charitable Lead Trust: A trust that makes either a fixed amount payment (annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (unitrust) to AVMF during its term. At the end of the trust term, the principal can either be returned to the donor (a grantor lead trust) or to heirs named by the donor (a non-grantor lead trust).

Endowments: Setting up an endowment allows you to provide for the future of animals and the veterinary scientists who will help them.

If you would like to be contacted about planned giving please call AVMF Executive Director, Mike Cathey, at 847-285-6773 to discuss ideas and details on the wide variety of planned giving options.