Make a Planned Gift
Animal Protection of New Mexico has created the APNM Enchantment Club—its planned giving club—for those members and others who have expressed an interest in planned giving to benefit APNM and the animals we work so hard to protect. Our Enchantment Club donors are generous individuals who wish to name APNM as a beneficiary in their will or make another type of planned gift, or delayed contribution. The chart below explains different types of planned gift instruments. A popular one is the Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). CRTs benefit both you and the charity. You receive income from the trust for a set period of time, after which the trust’s “remainder” is donated to APNM. You can realize significant tax benefits from this type of deferred gift. To ensure this gift’s integrity, work with your own financial adviser and attorney to establish a CRT. Please contact our Donor Relations Manager for more information.
Periodically, Enchantment Club donors will receive the Enchantment Club newsletter. It contains useful information for donors such as: highlights of the hard-hitting work we are doing for animals; ways that donors can make an enormous difference by making a bequest to APNM; and a member spotlight about someone who has already included APNM in his/her will. This newsletter will serve as a valuable resource for those who realize that making real change for animals requires not just strategic approaches but also adequate resources.
- Name APNM in Your Will: Leaving a charitable bequest to APNM is a simple and painless way to make a substantial gift. While not required, APNM would appreciate receiving confirmation that the organization is named as a beneficiary of your estate and a copy of the portion of your will or trust that names APNM. Contact our Donor Relations Manager for more information.
- Give Through Your IRA: If you’re over age 70½, you can donate up to 100% of your annual required minimum distribution, up to $100,000, to APNM—tax free to both. Simply have your IRA administrator transfer the funds directly to APNM by December 31st. Also, when you bequeath your IRA to charity, rather than to your family, you protect your heirs from inheriting a significant tax burden. While non-profit organizations, like APNM, can inherit IRAs tax free, individual heirs must pay tax on the asset upon inheritance and on subsequent annual distributions. To learn more, contact our Donor Relations Manager.
- Donate Appreciated Stock: Gifts of appreciated stock benefit both you and APNM. Donated prior to December 31st, this type of contribution gives you a tax deduction for the full value of your gift and helps you avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated portion.
- Contribute to the APNM Endowment: Leave a legacy of compassion with a gift to the APNM Foundation. Endowment funds secure an organization’s future. Undisturbed capital is invested and the interest from the investment finances operating expenses. Help guarantee APNM’s tomorrow by making an endowment gift today.