In Honor Of / In Memory Of
Honor someone with an alternative gift for their birthday, holiday or other occasion. Make donations in memory of a special person or pet. You will receive a donation letter. We will notify the honoree or family that you made an honorary or memorial gift. Be sure to include a note that your gift is in honor or in memory of someone and any recipient information. Donate online.
Many employers have matching gift programs. Does your employer match gifts? If so, send your completed and signed matching gift form with your gift, and we will do the rest. You will help twice or possibly three times as many pets!
Contributions to our endowment fund are an investment in the future of Best Friends of Pets. Contributions are added to the fund balance, and Best Friends receives a distribution of earnings each year.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation offers a simple, flexible way to contribute a variety of assets to our endowment fund, including stocks and bonds, IRAs, real estate, oil and gas interests, royalty interests, and life insurance.
A bequest is simply a provision in your will to leave a gift to Best Friends of Pets. A charitable bequest is fully deductible from your estate and may significantly reduce taxes on the balance of your estate. You may also leave a gift in your living trust.
When your attorney draws up your will or family trust, we suggest using the following sample language:
“I give to Best Friends of Pets, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located at 720 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101-F, Oklahoma City, OK, 73116, Federal Tax ID #73-1459939, the sum of $__ for its general use and purposes.”
Rather than leaving a specific amount, you can include language that refers to a percentage of your estate or a description of the property you wish to give.