Ways to Donate
Through planned giving, you can make a life-changing, lasting impact on the stray pet population of East St. Louis and in the St. Louis area. Estate planning offers substantial tax credits. Consulting an attorney who specializes in estate planning will be of great assistance to you.
There are a number of ways to leave a legacy with Gateway Pet Guardians, including:
Be sure to choose a legal professional, as well as an executor, who will ensure that your will is correct, legally binding and truly reflects your wishes.
Minimize your capital gains tax liability and change the lives of animals forever.
If you own appreciated security, please consider a contribution to Gateway Pet Guardians and consult your tax and/or financial advisors to determine whether such a charitable contribution fits within your financial/tax plan. This type of gift holds many benefits, including an income tax deduction based on the full fair-market value of the stock on the date of contribution, and avoidance of capital gain upon a subsequent sale of the stock by Gateway Pet Guardians.
Under the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision, an individual 70 1/2 and older can make charitable donations of up to $100,000 directly from IRA and Roth IRA accounts without having to count the distributions as taxable income. Furthermore, eligible IRA owners can use these charitable gifts to satisfy their annual minimum distribution requirement.