Wills and Estate Gifts

APL promotional photos for 2011 Fur Ball.

Including the Cleveland Animal Protective League in your legacy planning is a powerful statement of your love for animals. Remembering the APL in your will, trust or other estate plans will help us to care for the thousands homeless, ill and injured animals who come to us in need each year.

There are many ways to include the Cleveland Animal Protective League in your estate plans. They include:

  • Name the Cleveland APL as a beneficiary in your Will or Living Trust
  • Name the Cleveland APL as the beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy or Retirement Account
  • Gift the APL with Stock or Securities
  • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Gift Annuity and name the APL as a beneficiary

When you meet with your estate planning attorney, here is the information you will need to include the APL in your estate plans:

Legal Name: Cleveland Animal Protective League

Address: 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH44113

Federal Tax ID: 34-0714644

Type of Organization: 501(c)(3)

                                                   Sample Language:

APL Fur Ball promotional photos taken at the APL on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.Some sample language is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Cleveland Animal Protective League [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Caring animal lovers who choose to include the Cleveland Animal Protective League are recognized by membership in our Helen King Brydle Faithful Friends Society. Ms. Brydle’s generous estate gift in 2002 allowed for the remodeling of our facility to become a reality. Her desire—and that of so many others who include the APL in their estate plans—to support our commitment to giving homeless animals a second chance inspires us to this day.

For more information about including the Cleveland Animal Protective League in your estate plans, please contact Judy Hunter, Director of Development at 216.344.1353 or [email protected]

Read the stories of caring people who have chosen to make the Cleveland Animal Protective League part of their estate plans.