Planned Giving


Planned Giving is a mutually beneficial alternative to the outright giving of cash or other property. It allows AACSPCA supporters to make a difference well into the future while providing substantial tax and financial advantages to the donor.

Many people assume they have to be wealthy to make a significant impact on a charitable organization. To the contrary, planned giving creates opportunities for anyone who wants to make a difference.

It is important for you to make an appointment with an attorney or financial advisor. They can help answer any questions you may have as well as help develop a plan tailored to you.

Estate Gifts

Bequests allow you to keep control of your assets during your lifetime and benefits the AACSPCA in the manner you intend when you are gone. Bequests can be easily modified if your circumstances change.

How it works:

  1. Add the SPCA of Anne Arundel County as a beneficiary in your will or trust
  2. The will or trust will direct assets to your heirs and a bequest to the AACSPCA as you specif

Gifts of Retirement Assets are a great way to relieve you of the responsibility of paying income and estate tax on the residual left in your retirement account just by naming the AACSPCA as beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), etc. You can still make withdraws from your account if necessary.

How it works:

  1. You name the SPCA of Anne Arundel County as the beneficiary of your retirement account
  2. When you die, any residual left in your plan is transferred directly to the AACSPCA, tax-free.

Gifts of Life Insurance are made by transferring ownership of a fully paid policy and give you an immediate tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.

How it works:

  1. You transfer ownership of a fully paid insurance policy to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County
  2. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County elects to cash in the policy now or keep it and receive the death benefit later

Outright Gifts

Appreciated Securities allow you to receive an immediate tax break for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the transfer. You pay no capital gains tax on the donated securities.

How it works:

  1. You transfer your securities to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County
  2. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County sells your securities and uses the proceeds to help the homeless animals

Gifts of Real Estate will give you a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property with no capital gains liability.

How it works:

  1. You transfer your real estate to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
  2. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County sells the property and uses the proceeds to help the homeless animals

Gifts of Valuable Personal Property such as cars, boats, etc., will result in a tax deduction dependent on the amount for which the vehicle is sold.

How it works:

  1. The vehicle will be sold at auction
  2. You will receive a tax letter reflecting the appropriate deduction amount

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Recent Posts

UPDATED 3/24/2020 010:15

Dear Friends of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County,

As you’ve read in the press or seen on the news, the number of cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

in the United States has drastically increased over the last few days. Without any signs of slowing — and with

the speed that the virus is spreading — we have modified our existing shelter visitation policies. 

Our focus remains on the health and safety of our employees and volunteers who are vital to the care of all our

four-legged guests.

-Until at least Monday, March 30 to comply with the current executive order of the Governor's Office, our shelter is closed to the public. Select services have moved to appointment ONLY. There will be no exceptions made.

-This includes animal surrenders, new donation drop off, Spay and Neuter Clinic appointments, foster animal appointments or any other business. Animal  viewings and adoptions are not being offered at this time.

       -We are only accepting donations of new supplies. Again, donation drop offs are by appointment only. 

-This policy will allow us to honor the practice of "social distancing," keeping of at least 6' away from one another to help contain the spread of the virus.

We also urge all potential visitors to  consider postponing scheduling appointments at our shelter

if you are showing any symptoms of the virus. We will continue to closely monitor the outbreak of

COVID-19 and return to our existing policies as soon as we feel confident in our safety.

Don't worry, our staff will still be on hand  to take care of the shelter animals and give them lots of love & care.

For more information on the pandemic, please visit:

Please be advised we will be closed to the public on May 10th, 2018 - because we're getting a facelift!

The Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (Millersville, MD) and its associates will be revitalizing the SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s Adoption Site for their annual RED Day Project! Please consider volunteering man hours on the event day or expressing your thanks on their Facebook page!

Should you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Jessica Busch at (443)308-8116 or or Greg Fisk at (410)507-7262 or

Thank you, Keller Williams!

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