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Gifts Through Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations

Naming North Shore Animal League America as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan is a simple and smart way to help our orphaned pets.

Retirement plan assets are among the best assets to use for charitable gifts. You can create a legacy by naming North Shore Animal League America as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh account, or other qualified retirement plan. Upon your death, all, or a portion of the unused balance in your account, is transferred to the Animal League.

When a retirement account is left to a charity, the organization does not pay the income tax (or, if applicable, estate taxes) that might otherwise be due if left to an individual beneficiary.

Making a gift requires merely completing a change of beneficiary form, which may be obtained from the plan administrator. Here is the information you need to name the Animal League as your beneficiary:

North Shore Animal League America
16 Lewyt Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tax ID # 11-1666852


If you have questions or want further information, please call 516.812.7218 or email

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