Making a planned gift to the Humane Society of Chittenden County is a meaningful way to carry forward your compassion and concern for animals, and a wonderful way to say thank you to every animal that has touched your life. It is one of the most effective ways to ensure that HSCC can continue to save lives and make Chittenden and Grand Isle counties of Vermont more humane communities for animals. 

We recommend that you work with your financial and legal advisors to prepare your estate plan and review it from time to time. Please include the full legal name of the Humane Society of Chittenden County and our EIN (03-0193150) in your documents.  


You may designate a specific amount of money, stocks, bonds, tangible property or other assets to HSCC. 

In your will you may also:

  • Designate a percentage of the total value of your estate. 
  • Designate a residual bequest which directs HSCC to receive the remainder of the estate, or a portion of the remainder, after all expenses and other bequests have been made.  
Retirement Assets

Any or all the balance in IRA's, 401(k)s, and other retirement savings plans can be donated to HSCC. Please consider making HSCC a full or partial beneficiary. 

While these are not future gifts and benefit HSCC immediately, we always welcome donations of Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCD) and Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA and 401(b).  


There are many tangible assets and real property you might choose to gift to HSCC. Please discuss this with us when you are planning, so we can be sure your gift is one we can accept. 

Name HSCC as a Beneficiary

HSCC can be named as a whole or partial beneficiary for the following:

  • Trust
  • Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
  • Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs)
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Accounts

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) or Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) enables you to receive lifetime income from an investment while receiving a tax deduction for the value of the investment. HSCC may work with a third party nonprofit to establish the CGA. A CLT will provide income to HSCC for a certain period of time, and then pass the remaining assets to other beneficiaries. 

We welcome a conversation with you and are available to work with your estate planning and financial advisor. You may complete the Planned Gift Letter of Intent below or contact our President & CEO, Joyce Cameron, at (802) 862-0135 x12 or email 


There are many tax-advantageous ways to benefit HSCC in your estate plan: 

  • Name HSCC as a beneficiary in a Will or Living Trust. 
  • Make a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity with HSCC. 
  • Create a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT), Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) or Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and name HSCC as a beneficiary. 
  • Name HSCC as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or retirement account. 

If you like, you may complete the Statement of Testamentary Provision and return it to our address (below). You may provide as much or as little of the information as you feel comfortable with. 


Legal Name:

Humane Society of Chittenden County

Legal Address:

142 Kindness Court
South Burlington, VT 05403

Federal Tax ID:


Organization Status:

501(c)(3) nonprofit

Please consult your financial, tax, and/or legal advisors to determine the benefits of making a gift.

We thank you very much for considering a legacy gift to the Humane Society of Chittenden County as part of your estate plan. Be sure to use our full legal name (Humane Society of Chittenden County) and EIN (03-0193150) in all documents. You may contact Joyce Cameron if you would like to discuss options in a confidential meeting: 

Tel: (802) 862-0135 x 12
Fax: 802-860-5868
142 Kindness Court
South Burlington, VT 05403

Humane Society of Chittenden County Legacy Society

Letter of Intent

I/we have made provisions to include the Humane Society of Chittenden County in my/our estate plans. This declaration of intent is not a binding legal obligation and I may change at any time.

I/we have provided for HSCC in our estate plans and would be pleased to be part of HSCC Legacy Society.
(Please check the appropriate box.)

Provision for Humane Society of Chittenden County in will or living trust
Retirement plan beneficiary designation
Charitable remainder trust
Charitable lead trust
A bequest of gift of real estate or personal property
Life insurance beneficiary designation

Recognition name(s) for HSCC Legacy Society Listing: :
Please list me as Anonymous.
Currently, I anticipate my gift will be valued at approximately:$
Your Email Address:
Physical Address
Street Address:
Home Phone:
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Name of Executor, Personal Representative or Trustee

Executor Name:
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