Shirley's Legacy

You don't have to be wealthy to make a donation that has a significant impact on the future of Shirley and all of our Girls at The Elephant Sanctuary. By joining Shirley's Legacy, you can support The Sanctuary's mission of providing a safe haven for these majestic animals for the rest of their lives. This webpage provides information on how you can make a planned gift and become a member of Shirley's Legacy.

 
 
 
 


More about Shirley's Legacy

Giving Opportunities

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

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 in this brochure is intended to assist with your planned giving, but is by no means to be construed as legal advice.


Recognizing Your Gift

When you make a planned gift to The Elephant Sanctuary, you become a member of Shirley's Legacy through a very specail and important form of financial support. To recognize your commitment and inspire generosity in others, we will say thank you in the following ways: 

  • Subscription to our Trunklines Newsletter
  • Periodic discounts on merchandise
  • Invitations to special Sanctuary events
  • Listed as a member of Shirley's Legacy 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 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.

 

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.

 

Information for making your gift

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

Licensing information: Tax ID #62-1587327. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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

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.


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennesee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. All proceeds will go directly to the Sanctuary.




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