Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Humane Society of the United States, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. To make an outright memorial donation in honor of a beloved person or pet, please visit www.humanesociety.org/memorial.

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An Example of How It Works

A woman with her arm around her dog When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising the HSUS for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Sarah decided to make a gift to the HSUS in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the HSUS thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Steve Maughan at 1-800-808-7858 or humanelegacy@humanesociety.org for additional information on memorial gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the HSUS through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The Humane Society of the United States

Address: 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037

Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0225390