How You Can Help

Giving Levels
Supporter up to $99
Guardian $100 - $499
Advocate $500 - $999
Crusader $1,000

The Shire Horse remains in danger of extinction without ongoing efforts to educate the public and promote this noble animal.  Your donations can help ASHEF continue to raise awareness and advocate for the Shire Horse.  Donations are tax deductible.

There are many ways you can help ASHEF meet its mission.
Cash Donations:  Just send a check to ASHEF and we can apply your gift immediately.  You will receive a full charitable deduction for the current tax year.

Will or Living Trust:  You can provide now for a future gift to ASHEF by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust.  Please see your estate planner to include ASHEF in your estate plans.

Retirement Plans:  You name ASHEF as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan.  After your lifetime, the residue of your plan passes to ASHEF tax-free.  You can avoid both income and estate tax levied on the residue left in your retirement account by leaving it to ASHEF.  By donating your retirement plan, you will give the most-taxed asset in your estate to ASHEF, and leave more favorably taxed property to your heirs.

Matching Gifts:  Many companies will double or even triple employee donations.  Ask your HR representative if your company has a matching gift program for charitable donations.

Gifts of Property:  Gifts of personal property such as land, buildings, equipment, art, etc. can be sold by ASHEF or held for sale at a later date.  You will immediately receive an income tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated item and no capital gains tax will be assessed.  This is the perfect way to make a charitable contribution to ASHEF without making a monetary transaction.  Please see your financial consultant to find out more about making this kind of donation.

Honorary Gift:  An honorary gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the special people, animals or events in your life while supporting the mission of ASHEF.  Birthdays, anniversaries, and special accomplishments are all ways to use an honorary gift for someone you know.  

Memorial Gift: A memorial gift is a beautiful testimony to the life of a beloved person or animal who has passed on – and a gift for ensuring the future of the Shire Horse.  It can be just the right touch for expressing compassion for someone who has experienced a loss. 

Legal Information and Tax ID:
Please include the following information with all gifts:
The American Shire Horse Educational Foundation
Principal Address: 450 Flaghole Road, Franklin, NH 03235
Federal Tax ID #27-0830748