Leaving a gift in your Will promises to transform the animals World the way YOU dream it to be.
Most of Romanian animals live through a non-stop emergency situation. Today, ROLDA is concerned with alleviating their suffering and saving lives. But we must think about the years to come, as well.
Looking ahead, your legacy could mean the capability not just to respond to emergencies but also to educate people and to change the culture that allows so many animal atrocities to happen. Your legacy could reduce the emergencies. Permanently.
A gift in your Will to ROLDA ensures time, skills, effort and patience will be spent for many years into the future in order to give the animals a chance to live peacefully in their present time. Make a gift in your Will and join us on this complex but essential mission.
We are helping
A country with 2.5 million
2nd largest urban community
One of the poorest region
of the country
17000 stray dogs
in Galati city alone
7000 feral cats (and their
number grows alarmingly)
1000 horses and donkeys living
nearby, at risk of being abandoned in any moment
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ROLDA and the impact of your gift in will
will help us sterilize 1000 dogs and reduce by thousands the number of unwanted puppies
will help us build a
sanctuary for horsess
will cover maintenance work done periodically to improve the shelter housing conditions
will cover the costs to run the large shelter for a whole year rescuing over 1000 dogs, looking after them and prepare them to be rehomed by our foreign partners
These are only some examples and of course, the top priority for our team is to respect the wishes of supporters who make a gift in will
Remember: a legacy does not have to be a large sum
Any amount can make a significant difference to ROLDA’s work.
Your bequest can be a specific sum, an estate percentage, or what remains of your estate after you have specified gifts to loved ones and covered expenses. Bequests may consist of money, stocks, real estate, and/or personal property such as valuable art or jewelry.
Another option to consider is a living trust. One advantage of a living trust, unlike a will, is that it can become effective immediately upon one’s death, thereby avoiding probate and ensuring privacy.
You can name ROLDA as primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy or as contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you.
If you decide to make ROLDA a beneficiary of your life insurance policy here is how the process works:
– Provide now for a future gift by naming ROLDA as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life.
– At death the benefits pass to ROLDA.
This choice includes little paperwork and represents a very valuable gift to help rescue and protect animals far into future.
Why I’ve left a gift in my will
Read Helen’s story: An inspiring commitment to a safer future for animals in need
Helen was born in Adelaide in October 1938, but her ancestors were from Scotland. Helen was a brilliant and savvy person, years ahead of her time, and an avid animal lover who would dedicate her life to a beautiful cause.
Helen’s goal was to leave as much of her life savings as possible to those who help animals in need. She became very frugal, making her and her husband’s clothes and doing her own DIY.
She was truly dedicated to making the world a better place for suffering animals. Sadly Helen passed away in January 2021 and we were honored to be notified of Helen’s intention to leave a generous gift to ROLDA.
Her dedication to animals lives on in our tireless work to rescue abused and abandoned stray dogs in Romania.
Meet Ionica, an inspiring woman from Romania who want animals to be supported even after she will no longer be.
When creating your bequest, it is important to use the correct ROLDA registered name, CUI (Registration number named Cod Unic Inregistrare) and address.
Name: Fundatia ROLDA In Memoriam Rolando Cepraga
Reg. No.: (CUI) 18416340
Correspondence Address: 16 Feroviarilor Street, Bl.C2, ap.18, 800563 Galati, Romania
Whatsapp: 004 0748 903 612
Please contact the other international ROLDA branches, in case you prefer (for tax purpose or any other reason) to mention the branch (and not ROLDA Romania) in your will. Our branches are incorporated charities, with updated financial records. Our branches’ representatives will be happy and honored to get in touch with you.
You don’t have to be rich or famous to make a difference. You just have to make a simple decision. Whoever you are, whatever your situation is, you can help create a better world by including ROLDA in your will. Please consult your attorney before finalizing any legal document.
These are some of the advantages to mention ROLDA in your will:
1.You can make a gift that costs you nothing
2.You can change your beneficiaries at any time
3.You can provide for your loved ones but also for causes that you care about
Fast Facts about ROLDA
ROLDA in 8 countries
ROLDA works in 8 countries to raise awareness and support about the homeless animals plight. We currently work to provide relief, emergency medical aid and sheltering for Romanian stray population, estimated to 2,5 million.
96% from total expenses go to direct animal cares
Over 96% of the total expenses go to direct animal care. When you give to ROLDA, you don’t pay directors salaries, but food, medicines and logistics to support animal rescue missions.
20000 animals helped and counting
Over 20000 animals helped by ROLDA in the last decade. Your donation goes to food stations for strays, medical care for injured animals, assistance for abused dogs, social campaigns for the community, safe sheltering for hundreds of dogs every day.
From 10000 to 1000 strays in 6 years
Using humane methods and minimal budget, ROLDA successfully decreased the stray population from 10000 to 1000 in 6 years proofing that sustained sterilization campaigns are efficient.
General questions about wills
Who needs a will?
What if I have a will that no longer meets my needs?
Minor changes can be accomplished with a codicil, a simple amendment to an existing will. More substantial changes may require the drafting of a new will. Whether the changes are minor or extensive, always consult with your attorney when considering a revision, as handwritten changes may completely invalidate your will.
What if I would like to include gifts to charity in my will?
Gifts can take the following forms:
A specific amount: You can direct that a particular dollar amount be transferred to one or more charities.
Specific property: You can designate that a certain asset, such as real estate, artwork or other valuables, be used to fund a charitable gift. Such a bequest should be worded carefully, as the assets you own may change over time.
A percentage: A percentage of your estate can be designated for charitable purposes, thus ensuring that your gifts remain in proportion to other bequests.
All or a portion of the residue: You can provide that charitable gifts be made from what is left after all other gifts to loved ones have been fulfilled.
Additionally, you may include provisions for ROLDA through beneficiary designations of living trusts, life insurance proceeds or retirement plan assets that may remain at death.
Is there a way I can enjoy tax savings and other benefits from charitable gifts now?
If you fund income gifts with securities that have increased in value over the years, you may reduce and/or delay capital gains tax that would be due had you sold the assets. It can also be possible to receive payments that are free of tax or taxed at lower rates than other income. You also enjoy the satisfaction of making a thoughtful charitable gift in a way that preserves, or perhaps enhances, your financial well-being or that of your loved ones.
Do both spouses need wills?
How much does it cost to make a will?
Why might I need a plan other than a will?
Joint ownership arrangements allow you to own property with others. At the end of one owner’s lifetime, the property passes outside of probate to the survivor.
A power of attorney lets you appoint someone to handle your financial affairs if you should be unable to do so. Many people also create a living will, which outlines their health care wishes.
Also review the beneficiary designations of your life insurance policies, IRAs, and other retirement plans, because your will and other plans may not affect their distribution.
General questions about estate planning
What is estate planning?
How do I begin the estate planning process?
- List the people you would like to provide for in your plans. You may wish to include charitable interests.
- List the property you own and any income it produces. Include investments, real estate, retirement plan funds, and life insurance assets, as well as personal property.
- Your plans will begin to take shape as you consider how you wish to use your property to provide for the people on your list. Study your property list carefully, looking for opportunities to match the needs of each person.
- List the planners you will need to help you—your attorney, accountant, financial planner, banker and/or others. Consider asking your most trusted advisor to help coordinate the process.
What if I do not make an estate plan?
- Provide for your heirs according to their needs.
- Take into account who you would have wanted to be the legal guardian of your minor children.
- Provide for special friends or charitable interests.
Is a will the only document needed to complete my estate plan?
About life insurance
How do I go about making a life insurance gift?
You choose to make an immediate gift of a life insurance policy by making ROLDA the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a policy. You may be entitled to an income tax deduction based on the value of the policy or premiums paid. Check with your advisor for the amount of deduction to which you may be entitled.
What if I still need the life insurance policies that I own?
Another way to give using life insurance is to purchase a policy to replace other assets given ROLDA. For example, if you make a significant charitable gift of cash or other property, you might utilize the tax savings to purchase a life insurance policy to benefit your heirs at death. The amount you gave to ROLDA may thus be replaced by the amount received by your heirs from the life insurance policy.
What are the benefits to the charitable recipient?
- Amount of the gift—With a gift of life insurance, your favorite charitable interests may receive a larger contribution than would be possible if you gave other assets.
- Avoiding probate—Your life insurance gift can be put to work faster because the charitable recipient receives the proceeds of the policy immediately, without having to wait for the estate to be settled.
- The full amount—Because life insurance gifts are generally not subject to probate costs, your charitable beneficiary receives all the proceeds you designate.
Who should consider giving life insurance?
If your children are grown and financially independent, you have adequate retirement savings, your home is paid for and you no longer anticipate payment of estate taxes, one or more of your life insurance policies may now be “obsolete.” You can make excellent use of such policies by giving them or the proceeds they will eventually generate to one or more charitable interests.
Can you summarize the benefits for donors?
- Convenience—It is a simple process to change the beneficiary or give complete ownership to a new or existing policy.
- Tax savings—Significant income, estate, and gift tax savings may be available by effectively planning your gift of a new or existing life insurance policy.
- Privacy—Unlike a bequest in your will, a life insurance policy gift is not a matter of public record.
- Flexibility—You can choose whether to name a charitable interest as a beneficiary of a policy you no longer need for its originally intended purpose, such as payment of estate taxes. Or you can purchase a new policy specifically for charitable use.
About legacy society
Are there benefits to being in the ROLDA’s Legacies Society?
I live outside Romania. Can I mention ROLDA Romania in my will?
Address: 16 Feroviarilor Street, Bl. C2, ap. 18
800563 Galati, Romania
Registration number: 18416340
I already put ROLDA in my will. Do I need to do anything else?
How do I get in touch with ROLDA team?
You can reach the ROLDA founder directly at this phone number 004 0748 903612 (WhatsApp).
Our slogan is…
Because every animal deserves to be respected!