Planned Giving

Establish a Legacy of Caring.To receive info on any of these opportunities, call 356-2221 or email

  • Will or Estate Plan Contribution. A bequest through your will or estate plan leaves a legacy of caring for the animals and people we serve. A Helen Kinau Friendship Legacy Gift can include sponsorship of park benches, stepping stones and places around the shelter and in our gardens.
  • IRA & Retirement Plan Contribution. Gifts from retirement plan accounts can be among the easiest to arrange. You simply designate the Hawaiian Humane Society to receive all or a portion of the balance of the funds when you no longer need them. This may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible, while leaving heirs other assets that may be taxed at lower rates.
  • Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary. Gifts of a life insurance policy or proceeds of a policy that are no longer needed to protect a loved one can also be an excellent way to give. You may be able to use life insurance to “replace” assets you donate to charity, allowing you to provide for your loved ones and your charitable interests.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust. A gift that provides you with immediate tax savings along with generous, lifetime payments, such as a charitable remainder trust, can be another way to give while maintaining or enhancing financial security.

Sample language to include the Hawaiian Humane Society in a will or trust.