Create a Legacy

Planned Giving

Create a Legacy: Support ASAP with a Planned Gift

Every year, over 1,000 cats and kittens are saved from illness, homelessness, and suffering, thanks to the generous support of caring friends just like you. By choosing to name Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) as a beneficiary in your will, trust or in another type of planned gift, you are helping to ensure that ASAP can continue saving cats and kittens throughout Southern Santa Barbara County for many years to come while also benefiting you and your family.

As with any planning, you should consult with your financial and estate advisors before committing to any gift. You may provide them with this information:

Animal Shelter Assistance Program of Santa Barbara

PO Box 357
Goleta, CA 93116-0357 USA


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“Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, may be defined as a method of supporting non-profits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

By contrast, gifts to the annual fund or for membership dues are made from a donor’s discretionary income, and while they may be budgeted for, they are not planned.

Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both donor and charity.”If you have questions or you’d like to know more about how to leave a legacy of caring for ASAP, please email