Leave A Legacy
Please considering including the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA in your will.
Making a Difference in the Future
Supporting homeless pets is one of the best acts of kindness.
You may currently support the R-H SPCA’s mission and the good works of the staff. You may demonstrate this support by volunteering regularly and contributing financially. After your passing, this support is going to be sorely missed.
Who can help me arrange for a gift?
A professional such as a financial planner, lawyer, accountant or insurance agent can tell you about the tax benefits of planned gifts. You can also call us at 540-434-5270.
Do I tell R-H SPCA I’ve left the gift?
This is up to you. Charities often like to know in advance so they can recognize your generosity. We can also tell you about specific opportunities for giving support.
If leaving a legacy interests you, take the next step. Contact your professional adviser for help. Your adviser can make sure you are getting the maximum tax and legal advantages allowed for your gift.
The R-H SPCA is a not-for-profit organization. It does not receive funding from any national or government program. It does rely on the public for operational support. Gifts are tax-deductible.
How do I leave a gift?
The most common way is through your will. You can set aside a certain dollar amount, a percentage of the estate or any assets left over after providing for family members. Some people give an item such as their car or home. Others leave a paid-up life insurance policy or other financial investment.
Do I need to specify a charitable gift in my will?
To be certain the R-H SPCA receives a bequest, you should state your intentions in your will. Without one, your property and finances are settled according to state laws, whether or not they coincide with family wishes.
Must I have an estate?
As estate is simply any property or money you have at the time of your death. Anyone can arrange to leave a charitable gift from an estate. You'll need the following information from us:
How do I leave a gift in memory of a person or for a specific purpose?
A gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. Your gift can also be used to support a specific need. You will just need to make your wishes clear.