Shirley's Legacy Planned Giving Program

When you make a planned gift to The Elephant Sanctuary, you become a member of Shirley's Legacy Giving Program and help to support The Sanctuary's mission of providing a safe haven for these majestic animals for the rest of their lives.
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Information needed for making your gift

Legal Name & Address: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, 804 Darbytown Rd, PO Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462

Tax ID or EIN #:  62-1587327

Contact: Lorenda Rochelle, Donor & VIP Programs Manager, 931-796-6500 ext. 105,

Please notify us of your planned gift by submitting the information at the top of the page and sending us a copy of your legal document, if applicable.

If you prefer to submit your information by mail, please download PDF. Mail it to The Elephant Sanctuary, PO Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462.

Licensing information: We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Giving Opportunities

There are a number of planned giving opportunities that allow you to name The Elephant Sanctuary as a beneficiary.

Will Bequests are one of the most common planned giving arrangements. You can create a bequest of any dollar amount, gift specific property or designate a percentage of your estate in your will.

Revocable Living Trusts are a popular estate planning tool that can allow you to maintain control of your estate while avoiding probate.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts provide you with a fixed annual payment for life. At the end of the arrangement, the remaining trust assets are distributed to your designated charity.  (This must be arranged through your financial institution.)

Life Insurance Gifts are an affordable way to make a significant planned gift.

Retirement Plan Assets can include a gift from your IRA, 401K, pension or other tax deferred plan.

However you wish to support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, we recommend that you contact your legal and tax advisors that are specifically trained in handling planned gifts. The information provided is intended to assist with your planned giving, but is by no means to be construed as legal advice.

Bequest Language

A charitable bequest through your will or trust is one of the most common planned giving arrangements. There are, however, different kinds of bequests and each requires the use of specific language to indicate exactly how you want your final wishes carried out.

Click here to see recommended language for your will.

Recognizing Your Gift

To recognize your commitment and inspire generosity in others, we will say thank you in the following ways: 

  • Subscription to our triannual newsletter, Trunklines
  • Periodic discounts on merchandise
  • Invitations to special Sanctuary events
  • List you as a member of Shirley's Legacy Planned Giving Program on our Donor Recognition materials
  • Name recognition on a Legacy Society Display

The most important benefit you will receive from becoming a member of Shirley's Legacy Planned Giving Program is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to the elephants' future.

As always, please let us know if you wish to remain anonymous for your gift.

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