Planned Giving: Leaving a legacy of animal welfare

By kindly including Animal Rescue Rhode Island in your estate plan, you ensure a lasting and powerful legacy of animal welfare. Establishing a planned gift to benefit our animals is an intimate decision and we are truly humbled by those who make ARRI part of their final wishes. All planned gifts, regardless of size, are incredibly appreciated and allow us to continue our lifesaving mission. Please consider the options below and if you have any questions, please email or call us at 401-783-7606.



By naming Animal Rescue Rhode Island in your will, you designate a specific gift or dollar amount that establishes a legacy of improving the lives of innocent animals in need.

Retirement Account Beneficiary Designation

For IRAs, 401ks, 403bs, pensions, and other retirement accounts, you have the ability to designate Animal Rescue Rhode Island as a beneficiary.  By doing so, your estate may also be eligible for favorable tax benefits.

Non-Retirement Account Transfer-on-Death Designation

For non-retirement accounts (such as an investment or savings account), your financial institution can assist in establishing Transfer-on-Death designations, which allow you to also name Animal Rescue Rhode Island as a beneficiary.

Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation

You can name Animal Rescue Rhode Island as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.  By doing so, your estate may also be eligible for favorable tax benefits.

Life Insurance Policy Donation

A life insurance policy can be fully donated to Animal Rescue Rhode Island.  You remain the insured; however Animal Rescue Rhode Island would become owner & beneficiary of the policy.  Full donation of an insurance policy may provide favorable tax benefits for your estate and also a current income tax deduction.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

CRTs allow you to designate charities as the beneficiary of funds held inside the trust, while also providing you an income stream during your lifetime.

Neither Animal Rescue Rhode Island nor its staff provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your attorney and tax advisor regarding your personal circumstances and to see how you can include ARRI in your Planned Giving. Thank you.