Become a Member of The Legacy Society
The Virginia Beach SPCA has been dedicated to the animals and people of our community since 1966, eliminating suffering, enriching lives, and strengthening the bonds of companionship. Kind, compassionate, and dedicated people built our mission and brought us to where we are today, and we must do our part to continue the work for both the people and pets of tomorrow.
The Legacy Society is a special group of dedicated supporters who have made a future financial commitment to the VBSPCA. There are a variety of options, and one is likely to provide you with the flexibility you desire along with confidence in knowing that you have provided critical support to the Virginia Beach SPCA.
Below you will find some of the most common types of planned gifts. There are a variety of options on each gift type, and one is likely to provide you with the flexibility you desire along with confidence in knowing that you have provided critical support to the Virginia Beach SPCA.
- Gift Planning: Through philanthropic bequests and gifts that provide a personal income, such as gift annuities or charitable trusts, you may be able to make a larger gift than you thought possible. Leave your legacy by making a planned gift to the Virginia Beach SPCA. To learn more about how you may “remember” the VBSPCA within your estate plans, please contact our Development Office at (757) 427-0070 ext. 142.
- Gifts of Securities: Gifts of assets, rather than cash, can often be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA and prove tax-wise to you. Giving appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds can provide tax advantages, including avoidance of capital gains taxes and, in most instances, a charitable deduction for the full fair market value. Find out more about the benefits of making gifts of securities to the VBSPCA by contacting our Development Office at (757) 427-0070 ext. 142.
Use our sample bequest language to share with your attorney to make a gift in your will or living trust: “I give to The Virginia Beach SPCA, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 3040 Holland Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Have you made plans for your pet?
Our pets offer the best kind of companionship, and we owe it to them to ensure that they will receive compassionate care well into the future. Please remember to include your pets in your will, either ensuring that they be placed with a family member or friend or that they be brought to the VBSPCA, where we will do our best to find them a new, loving home.