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orse Protection Association of Florida’s Legacy for the Horses Program was established to express gratitude to members who have made a commitment through a bequest. By including Horse Protection in your estate plans, you can leave a legacy memorializing a lifetime of compassion for horses.
Horse Protection’s investigations, rescue efforts and education programs work together to create a more humane future for horses. Through a planned gift to Horse Protection, you can guarantee that your voice for horses carries on, until horses are protected from abuse forever.

Bequests to Horse Protection Association of Florida

Preparing a Will is important to do today because it ensures that your assets are passed on according to your wishes. A will is a legal document, and you will need to consult a lawyer in drawing and modifying it. Every state has specific procedures for wills and the distribution of estates that must be followed or your will could be deemed invalid. Without a will, or if your will is invalid, your property and life savings will be distributed according to the laws of your state and without regard to your dreams or goals for a better world.

Your charitable bequest can be:

  1. a fixed dollar amount;
  2. specific property such as real estate (e.g., residences, farms, unimproved land), stock or personal property;
  3. a percentage of your total estate;
  4. the residual of your estate after other bequests are paid.
In addition to a bequest in your will, you can also designate Horse Protection as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy, your retirement account (individual retirement accounts, pension plans, 401(k) plans) and your bank or brokerage accounts (saving accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts).

Legal Designation

Your attorney may wish to use the following language when making a bequest to Horse Protection:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Horse Protection Association of Florida, Inc., Federal Tax Identification Number 65-0191969, 20690 NW 130th Ave., Micanopy, FL 32667 the sum of: $________________ (or describe the real or personal property or portion of the estate) to be used for its general purposes.”

Please contact Morgan Silver at (352) 359-1996 or email, or email Julie Osborne, Office Manager, to discuss the best way to give.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statute496.411 the following information is provided. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800)435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Registration #SC-02543. Percentage of each contribution retained by any professional solicitor: Zero