Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife has established a number of ways to give either with a financial contribution or by volunteering your time and talent.

Click on the links below to see how you can support African wildlife conservation with VETPAW.



By definition, an annual giving program is the principal source of “current use” gifts from patients, friends and others in contrast with a planned giving program that is designed to seek support for “endowment” and other purposes essential to VETPAW’s long-range strength.

The Scroll Society represents the most substantial annual giving program for VETPAW and is often referred to as the cornerstone of the Foundation’s continued growth.

Membership in the Crash Society is open to friends of VETPAW who give, bequeath or otherwise make available to the Crash the sum of $10,000 or more. This gift is payable over a period of 10 years and may be named and directed to a specific department, to a program for capital equipment, Ranger scholarship use or a Veteran or Animal. It may also be designated for where the need is the greatest.

The Crash Society – The Main Effort for VETPAW’s Success

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This exclusive group is VETPAW’s largest annual giving program. View Crash Registry

Today is your chance to save a life!

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting the safeguarding of endangered African wildlife and the personnel on the ground who monitor them?

Click here to donate online.

If you would like to discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please write to us at


Usually solitary creatures, Rhinoceros will occasionally form groups, especially when they are dehorned. These groups are called crashes because when moving at full speed (50-60 km per hour) they “crash” through everything in their way. This is even more significant when they move as a group. These crashes are typically made up of a female and her offspring.

Philanthropy is more than just a charitable donation; it is an effort undertaken by an individual or organization based upon an altruistic desire to improve human welfare.

The inspiration for our landmark philanthropic program came from this unique social interaction by one of the many endangered species that we are committed to safeguarding.

Just like the Rhinoceros, we can be powerful as individuals, but we are also very vulnerable. With that great power we can be exponentially more effective as a group.

At VETPAW we are fortunate to have the strength, determination, and will of our many supporters, volunteers, and veterans. Through the significant and lasting annual and planned gift contributions from our Crash Society member, we ensure that VETPAW always has funds available to address needs – immediate and future – to enable our team to save lives, animal and human.


Your monthly donation helps form a predictable source of income we can count on to further our mission. It’s the easiest way to give and ensure that Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife receives your ongoing support.

Your sustaining online donation is secure and flexible. You choose the amount you wish to give each month and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time. Sign up now and make your first donation by credit card online.

Today is your chance to help us save African wildlife.

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online. (VETPAW Network for Good Signup)

If you would like to discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, email us at for assistance.


Celebrate a significant occasion, remember a loved one, commemorate a milestone or recognize someone special with an honorary or memorial gift in his or her name. Your donation will honor friends and loved ones as well as help sustain wildlife conservation efforts.

Whether you make your gift online, by mail or by phone, we will gratefully acknowledge your thoughtful donation by notifying the person or family member you designate with an acknowledgement card (no gift amount is disclosed).

For online gifts, your donation will be immediately acknowledged, and donors will also receive an e-mail message confirming your donation.

Click here to donate online.

To donate by mail:

Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife
41 Madison Ave. Suite 3100
New York NY 10010

Honor Gifts

Honor those who have made a difference. 

Click here to donate online

Memorial Gifts

Remember a loved one who has gone before.

Click here to donate online.

If you would like to discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please email us at for assistance.


Through the efforts of our friends who have hosted and participated in third-party fundraisers, our wildlife, rangers, and veterans have been the beneficiaries of needed services and programs to assist them in their wildlife conservation mission.

We could not be more appreciative of the philanthropic spirit of those individuals and groups who have come together in many different ways and venues to support our mission. It requires faith, commitment and a truly philanthropic heart to generously give time, talent and resources to help those you may never meet.

From 2014 to 2020 community groups and individuals raised more than $XXX,XXX through events they held – truly making a difference.

If you would like to dedicate your fund-raising efforts to one of the many projects directly affecting the lives of patients in our community, please email for more information and assistance with your Third-Party Fundraiser.


To explore volunteer opportunities please go to our career page and fill out the application form. There are two types of volunteer opportunities, one as a Volunteer Team Member, or as a General Volunteer. In order to participate as a Volunteer Team Member, you must meet all the requirements including honorable military service and successful completion of the candidate assessment & selection course.

The General Volunteer program does not have the same service and vetting requirements. Acceptance into the volunteer program is not a guarantee of performing volunteer work in Africa. Volunteer tasking is solely dependent on the needs of the organization.

For any questions or clarification please contact



*Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site is meant as general information and does not represent legal or tax advice. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist.*

IRA Rollover and Qualified Charitable Distributions

General Information

Taxpayers age 70½ and older are required to make annual distributions from their IRAs which are then included in the taxpayers’ adjusted gross income (AGI) and subject to taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover permits those taxpayers, age 70½ and older, to make donations (Qualified Charitable Contributions or QCDs) directly to public charities from their traditional IRA or Roth IRA (see below regarding Roth IRAs) without counting them as part of their AGI and, consequently, without paying taxes on them. An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD). Since the charitable rollover is made directly to a charity without the taxpayer counting it as income, there is no charitable tax deduction as a result of the gift.

With the new higher standard deductions, QCDs may enable donors who will not be itemizing to benefit tax wise from charitable contributions.

Roth IRAs are technically eligible for Qualified Charitable Contributions (QCD) but as a practical matter it may not be prudent. Generally, the money in a Roth IRA is after-tax money and since the distribution is likely to be tax-free, there is probably no benefit to the taxpayer. Also, after-tax money cannot be used to reduce a taxpayers required minimum distributions.

Inherited IRAs may be held by someone under 70½ who inherited it from a parent and who have to take RMDs. This is also an option for gifting should the IRA holder wish to make charitable contributions, especially given the new higher standard deductions.

Amount Limitation

Combined charitable IRA rollover contributions for a donor cannot exceed $100,000 in any one single tax year. Contributions may be less than the donors RMD, equal to it, or may exceed it subject to the $100,000 maximum. If less than the RMD, the difference will be required to be distributed to the taxpayer as taxable income.

Eligible Charities

Charitable contributions from an IRA must be sent directly by the IRA trustee to a public charity that is not a supporting organization . Defining it as a public charity excludes charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

Charity Receipt

Inform your charity or charities of any planned distribution from your IRA to ensure you receive a proper receipt for tax purposes.

Eligible Retirement Accounts

Qualified Charitable Contributions can only be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Charitable donations from 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans, pension plans, and other retirement plans are not eligible for the tax-free treatment. A donor might consider rolling monies from an excluded plan into an IRA to enable charitable contributions from those monies.

Directly to the Charity by the Trustee

Distributions must be made directly from the IRA by the trustee and be payable to the public charity. Donors are specifically not permitted to make charitable rollovers to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, and private foundations.

No Gifts in Return

In order to qualify for tax-free treatment as charitable IRA rollover, donors cannot receive any goods or services in return.

Written Receipt

Donors must obtain written substantiation of each IRA rollover contribution from each recipient charity in order to benefit from the tax-free treatment.

Personal Advice – As with all estate and tax questions, please review your individual circumstances with your advisor before taking any action.

*Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site is meant as general information and does not represent legal or tax advice. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist.*

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