Other Ways to Give

BHS License Plates ››
BHS Car Magnets ››
Walk For A Dog App ››
Gifts of Stock ››
Employer Matching ››
Planned Giving ››
Bequests ››

BHS License Plates

Join BHS on the Road!

Show your support for the Baltimore Humane Society and promote animal welfare
everywhere you go with a BHS License Plate. To get yours, please give us a call at 410-833-8848 x212 or email adminservices@bmorehumane.org and we will send you the official MVA Application in the mail.

Return the completed application along with a $75 payment to:

Baltimore Humane Society
ATTN: License Plate
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

You will receive your new license plate in the mail within 6-8 weeks.


Walk for a Dog App

  1. Download the Walk for a Dog app
  2. Sign up and select BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY as your charity of choice
  3. Get out, get some fresh air and start earning money for our animals!
  4. You don’t have to own a dog to participate
  5. It’s healthy for you and us!

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Appreciated Publicly-Traded Securities – A gift of stocks or bonds which are (or will be) readily marketable. The deduction for outright gifts of appreciated long-term securities (held more than 12 months) is equal to the fair market value of the securities on the date the donor relinquishes control of the assets to Baltimore Humane Society, and none of the appreciation is taxable for capital gains purposes.

Please note: Do not sell the stock; you must transfer the securities to BHS to achieve the most advantageous tax treatment.

Gifts of Closely-Held Stock – A gift of stock of a private corporation. The donor may avoid capital gains on appreciation of closely held stock while attaining a tax deduction based on the stock’s fair market value. As with publicly traded stock, the donor may obtain an immediate tax deduction of up to 30% of adjusted gross income. If the gift amount exceeds 30% of adjusted gross income, the remainder of the deduction generally can be carried over for up to five years.

If you would like to make a gift of stock to Baltimore Humane Society, please contact 410-833-8848 x202 or goldband@bmorehumane.org.

The Baltimore Humane Society welcomes gifts of appreciated stock and securities in support of our no-kill mission.

Employer Matching

Double your donation! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some even provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources Department. You can also contact our development office at goldband@bmorehumane.org with any questions or for more information.  Or go to the Corporate Matching Gifts website to sign up for your corporate matching program.

Planned Giving

From the shelter’s very beginning in 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society has relied on the generosity of loyal supporters to provide care and find loving homes for homeless pets.  Now, we are inviting our friends to create a lasting legacy with us by becoming part of the Elsie Seeger Barton Society and support our founder’s vision by including us in your will or estate plans.

Your commitment will show a tremendous final gesture of support for our mission and will ensure the care and protection of many animals in years to come. Planned gifts are an investment in the future of the Baltimore Humane Society solidifying our financial position and creating a legacy for generations of come.

You may be able to make a larger gift than you realize by giving through a planned gift.  We have developed a range of planned giving opportunities to meet your particular financial needs and would be happy to provide you with a more detailed illustration of how a planned gift might benefit you, your family, and the Baltimore Humane Society.

Planned or deferred gifts offer you ways to minimize your estate taxes and ensure that your gift has the maximum desired impact.  However, we advise all donors to consult with their tax advisors concerning the specific tax implications of their desired planned gift.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Elsie Seeger Barton Society, please contact Wendy Goldband at 410-833-8848 x202 or via email at goldband@bmorehumane.org to arrange a visit to our campus.

Humane Society of Baltimore County (dba Baltimore Humane Society)
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

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