Types of Planned Gifts
Your planned gift can take different forms. Each gift has benefits for you and for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. We recommend that you consult with a financial planner and/or your attorney when making planned gifts. Please contact us for more information.
Sample language for your financial planner or attorney is provided in the information below for most gift types.
Bequest - a written statement in a donor’s Will or Trust directing that specific assets be transferred to the AKC Canine Health Foundation at the donor's passing. Learn more >>
Life Insurance - can be an existing policy, either paid or partially paid, or a new policy. Upon the donor’s death, the Foundation will receive all, or a portion of, the proceeds from the policy depending on the wording of the beneficiary designation. Learn more >>
Retirement Plan Assets - naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan will accomplish a charitable contribution in the future and you maintain complete control over the asset while living. Learn more >>
Pet Provisions in a Will or Trust - specifies who should care for your dogs when you are gone, sets aside funds for the care of your dogs and allows any remaining funds not used to care for your dogs to be left to the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Learn more >>
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.