Donate retirement assets

Retirement accounts can be heavily taxed and can significantly reduce the value of your account when given to an individual. If you name the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter as the beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account, 401(k), 403(b), or other qualified pension plan, your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the funds’ full amount. Your gift can reduce the tax burden on your estate, increasing the amount your heirs may receive.

Donate stock and appreciated assets

Give the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter appreciated securities, shares in a mutual fund or other types of appreciated property, and you can enjoy tax benefits and a charitable income tax deduction. By donating appreciated property instead of cash, you can usually deduct the current fair market value of the property and avoid capital gains tax on appreciation.


Bequests are the easiest and most common planned gift. With a bequest, you can leave all or part of your estate to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. General unrestricted bequests will be used to support our endowment and operating budget. Restricted bequests can also be made for specific programs or uses.

If you wish to make a lasting impact by supporting our ongoing mission of finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals, consider naming the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter as a beneficiary. If you have included the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to show our appreciation for your generosity, thanking you in person and talking with you about your recognition preferences now and in the future. If you are interested in making a planned gift or have questions, please contact (662) 287-5800.