Include us in your Will or Living Trust

Include us in your Will or Living Trust

Gifts by Will or Living Trust for the benefit of the SPCA may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual amount of your estate after other distributions are made and expenses are paid.

Sample Bequest Language

The following are examples of statements that could be used to prepare a bequest or Trust designation. We would be happy to work with you, your attorney, or your financial advisor to develop specific language to most accurately communicate your wishes.

Specific Bequest – Unrestricted

“I give (the sum of $_______) to the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County; a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; to be used to further its mission as the Board of Directors, in their discretion, may deem appropriate.”

 Specific Bequest – Restricted

(For information about specific areas of interest, please contact Nicole Harris, Executive Director, at (276) 638-7297 or e-mail at shelter@spcamhc.org).

“I give (the sum of $_______) to the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County; a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This bequest may be combined with the organization’s other funds for purposes of investment and reinvestment, and shall be used by the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County in support of (a specific area of interest). If, at any time, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, it is impractical or impossible to carry out this purpose, then the Board of Directors may use this bequest for such other purposes as shall be determined by the Board of Directors to be consistent with my interests and intentions.”

Residuary Bequest – Unrestricted

“I give all of (or a specific percentage of) the residue and remainder of my estate to the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County; a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; to be used to further its mission as the Board of Directors, in their discretion, may deem appropriate.

To join the Best Friends Society or for information about specific areas of interest please call please contact Nicole Harris, Executive Director, at (276) 638-7297 or e-mail at shelter@spcamhc.org).

Being a Best Friend’s Society member promotes awareness and encourages others to join, although you may choose to remain anonymous.