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Helpful Information for Designating a Planned Gift to CARE STL

Legal Name: Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment of St. Louis
Tax ID Number: 83-1080279
Address: 2700 Walnut Place, St. Louis, MO 63103

Planned gifts are critical for a sustainable future that our community pets and people in Saint Louis City deserve.  To ensure your philanthropic intentions are achieved, estate planning documentation language must reflect your wishes.   

Life insurance policies, retirement-plan accounts – IRAs, 401(k) plans, 403 (b) plans, payable on death, and transfer on death forms with bank or brokerage accounts should use the following language: 

I leave [% of estate/$ amount/residue] to the Center for Animal Rescue & Enrichment of St. Louis, a nonprofit corporation (Tax ID 83-1080279) located in the State of Missouri.

Common Examples of Planned Gifts 

Beneficiary designations for a percentage or all of IRAs, employer-provided retirement plan accounts and life insurance policies 

Will bequests and trust agreements 

Payable-on-death designations on bank accounts or for real estate 

Transfer-on-death designations on brokerage accounts (where allowed by law)
Charitable gift annuities (gifts to CARE STL in exchange for fixed income for life, with the remainder to CARE STL) 

Qualified charitable distributions from IRAs (direct distributions from IRA administrators to CARE STL, depending on current law) 

Charitable lead trusts 

Professional Guidance 

CARE STL is happy to help make sure this donation is used for the purpose you intend.  However, CARE STL staff does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice.  This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide and should not be relied on for tax, legal, or accounting advice.  We strongly advise that you seek assistance from an estate planning attorney, financial planner, and/or tax advisor before engaging in any transaction. 

For more information and inquiry, please email Weng Horak at


Helpful Information for Donating Thru a Check to CARE STL 

You can mail your check to:

Address: 2700 Walnut Place, St. Louis, MO 63103
Attention To: Executive Director


Sponsor a Kennel at CARE STL 

Do you want to be involved with CARE STL and help the pets in our care but don’t have time to volunteer or the space to adopt a new family member? Is your company looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community? Then the Kennel Sponsorship Program is for you!

By sponsoring a dog or cat kennel, you will be providing the much-needed funds that will handle the care, feeding, and basic medical expenses for the dog or cat in your sponsored space.

Your contributions will be recognized with a plaque on the space you are sponsoring, and your plaque will be on the kennel for one year.

Sponsorships are now available at the Clark Shelter and at the Walnut Adoption Center.

Photos or logos may be included on the plaque. Please email your hi-res photo in .jpg format or your logo in .eps format to 

Please email Weng Horak,, to find out more!


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