Legacy Planning

Legacy Planning


If you want to make a gift to help animals that will leave a legacy, please consider including the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County in your final giving plans.  Remembering SPCA in your Will, Trust or other estate plans will help us continue to serve thousands of animals and families each year through our leading-edge programs and clinics.  A contribution to one of the SPCA Endowment Funds is a gift that keeps on giving.  The SPCA works hard to be good stewards of endowment gifts contributed by generous supporters, seeking to preserve and grow principal to support our animal welfare work in Martinsville – Henry County for generations to come, while using income to support current SPCA endeavors. 

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The Best Friend’s Society is our way of recognizing those whose planned gifts will ensure a healthy financial future for SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County and help us secure the future of the innumerable animals in need, now and in the years ahead.  We are proud to honor our Best Friend’s Society members, and are so very grateful to those whose realized gifts make possible so many of our life-saving programs and services for animals.


There are many ways to benefit SPCA as you make final giving plans:

Name the SPCA MHC as a beneficiary in a Will or Trust
Make a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity with SPCA MHC
Create a charitable remainder trust (CRT) and name SPCA MHC as the beneficiary
Name SPCA MHC as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or a retirement account
To include the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County in your plans, you will need the following information:

Legal Name:   SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County
Legal Address: 132 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville, VA  24112
Federal Tax ID:  23-7381113
Type of Organization: 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Planned gifts to the SPCA can be directed to existing endowment funds that serve a specific purpose, or the gift can be unspecified, in which case the Board of Directors will decide the allocation of the gift.

Existing endowed funds to which donations or bequests may be made are:

Best Friends Fund – provides funding support for SPCA operating costs to ensure the long-term financial viability of the SPCA so it can continue to serve the animals in Martinsville – Henry County for generations to come

Betsy Mattox Medical Support Fund – provides funding support for the medical care SPCA animals need, including critical care, as well as in-house medical equipment and veterinary capacity and services

Judy Davis Fund – provides funding support for spay & neuter services to help control animal overpopulation

Margaret Wilson Jones Fund – provides funding support for humane education to instill compassion and kindness for animals and impart how to provide quality care for them

New endowment funds may be created but the minimum initial contribution must be $100,000 or more.

We hope you will consider becoming a member of our Best Friends Society.  If you include the SPCA as a beneficiary of your planned giving, please let us know!  We want to acknowledge our Best Friends Society members to thank and honor you for putting your compassion into action, and so your commitment to help the animals might inspire others.



Just as members of the Best Friends Society help ensure the future for the SPCA and the animals we serve, we stand ready to help ensure future care for the companion animals of Best Friends Society members.  If a Best Friends Society member passes away or becomes unable to continue caring for their pets, the SPCA will provide individualized assistance to try and rehome them.  Please directly contact the Executive Director of the SPCA to request assistance by calling the SPCA at 276-638-7297 or emailing exec@spcamhc.org.  Advance notice to look for a suitable placement will make our rehoming efforts more likely to be successful, so if a future imminent need for rehoming is anticipated, please reach out as early as possible.