21800 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL 60443


Phone: 708-755-7387

2207 183rd St. Homewood, IL 60430

Phone: 708-960-3240

21800 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL 60443


Phone: 708-755-7387

2207 183rd St. Homewood, IL 60430

Phone: 708-960-3240

SOUTH SUBURBAN HUMANE SOCIETY - CHICAGO, IL

Bequests and Planned Giving

The Paw Society

Since 1970, South Suburban Humane Society has been working with dedicated friends like you to find homes and provide resources for the hundreds of thousands of pets. When you become a member of the Paw Society and leave a gift to SSHS in your estate plans, you ensure that this life-saving work will continue well into the future.

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The Paw Society honors those who share our commitment and your legacy ensures that homeless pets know love and safety today, tomorrow and into the future. By leaving SSHS in your will, you will also continue to help people keep their pets and their families intact by empowering us to provide the resources and support they need.
Estate gifts to South Suburban Humane Society leave a lasting legacy for pets and people in our communities for decades to come.  Please Join Today! Today, we invite you to join the Paw Society by remembering us in your estate plans. A future commitment in your will, trust or estate plan will mean that years to come, SSHS will be here at the ready to help people and their pets well into the future. As a member, you will receive an invitation to several annual events—a cocktail reception and a special holiday gathering. You will also receive special quarterly updates through our CEO’s Insider Letter. Membership in the Paw Society is open to anyone who has remembered SSHS in their estate. Donations of appreciated securities—including stocks and bonds, deferred gifts through estate planning, are an excellent way for you to provide legacy support to SSHS. These empower us to carry forward with the work you care about, today and far into the future.

Some Ways to Give

Make a Bequest

A bequest to SSHS through your will or living trust is the most common planned giving vehicle. They are easy to arrange and will not affect your current lifestyle and may be changed depending on your life circumstances.

Retirement Plan Assets

You may also name SSHS as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. To make a charitable gift from your retirement plan, simply enter SSHS’s name and Tax ID EIN 23-7165004 on the Change of Beneficiary form, available from your plan administrator.

Insurance Policies

You can make a gift of a life insurance policy — one you already own or are about to purchase — by naming SSHS as a beneficiary. The tax benefit for leaving your life insurance to SSHS would be equal to the policy’s cash value, plus any premiums paid on the policy after the gift is made. To take advantage of the income tax benefit, you would need to name SSHS as both the owner and the beneficiary.

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Why Create a Legacy Gift?

For some, a legacy gift is a way to ensure your memory lives on for years to come. For others, it is a way to ensure that SSHS is able to continue its important work. What better way continue to make a difference then by making a contribution from your estate? By creating a legacy, you are making a significant contribution to the future sustainability of the work that is most meaningful to you.

What You Should Know...

You are in no way obligated to do so, but we hope you will let us know if you have included SSHS as a beneficiary of your estate. Providing us with notice of your intention is the best way to ensure that we receive the gift you have planned for us and we are best able to honor your wishes when we know of them in advance.
A planned gift often has tax benefits. We would be pleased to work with you and your advisors to help develop a personally rewarding charitable gift that will ensure that SSHS will be supported and thrive for decades to come.
For more information about making a legacy gift and joining the Paw Society, please call Susanna Decker at 708.217.7414 or email .gro.enamuhnabrubushtuos%40tnempoleved