Estate Planning

Estate planning

Our future begins with you. By making a charitable gift through your estate, you help ensure the future of homeless Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes for years to come.

The Golden Legacy Circle is a special group of supporters who have included RAGOM in their estate plans. For decades, dogs in need have counted on RAGOM for help. The support of Golden Legacy Circle members ensures that each dog will be welcomed and taken care of, well into the future.

There are several ways to make a planned gift to RAGOM:

Bequest in Your Will or Trust

A bequest in your will is a simple way to support our future. Your gift will ensure a Golden life for every dog that comes to us and can reduce your estate's taxes.

Beneficiary of Your Retirement Plan

Supporting us through your retirement plan or IRA is easy to do and a smart way to donate. Retirement plans that are passed on to your heirs are subject to income taxes, but because RAGOM is tax-exempt, we are eligible to receive the full amount of your gift. Simply request a beneficiary form from your retirement plan administrator to add RAGOM as a beneficiary.

Life Insurance Policy

If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need, consider changing your policy's beneficiary to support our work. Simply request a beneficiary form from your insurance company to add RAGOM as a recipient.

If you would like information about adding RAGOM to your estate plans, email amy [dot] lakeatragom [dot] org, call 952-946-8070, or complete the Golden Legacy Circle Membership Form (PDF 354 KB). If you have already included RAGOM in your estate plans, please let us know!

Golden Legacy Circle

Golden Legacy Circle Members

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Lou Ambrose
Lisa Anne Bishop
Kelly Burns
Paddy Dunder
Susan Giloy
Richard Grigos and Lauren Segal
Michele and son Andrew Hamilton
Ruth A. Hinnenkamp
Mary Horton
Kristi Husted
Martha Jones Sichko
Regina and Brandon Keith
Linda and Chuck Lee
Tom and Diane Lentz
Dan and Pamela McGowan
Forrest Meyeraan
Jane Nygaard
Krista and Gregg Okerman
Fred Page and Elayne Sexsmith
Pam and Denny Schulstad
Todd and Sharon Sens
Kathleen Sprank
Nicole Stundzia
Mark and Ruth Valgemae
Jake and Cathy* Wagenaar
Joe and Janice Zumbrunnen

*In rememberance

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney for legal or tax advice.