Jason Silva and Laura Henderson met during college at San Jose State University and became a real family when they moved in together and adopted their first furry creature as a couple, a kitty named Max. The next kitty was Sammy. Later, after getting married in 2001, they adopted Fozzy the dog and MoMo, a kitty.
Through their experience with the San Jose Community Leadership Program and their professional affiliations, Jason and Laura began to realize the importance of aligning their financial support with organizations whose missions resonated for them. Their annual giving expanded to many charities, including Humane Society Silicon Valley.
In their 30s, the couple made the decision to create their will. They realized that they could give so much more to the organizations they cared about through a will, in the future—and still have the benefit of having a deep relationship with the organizations they care about today.
The criteria in selecting HSSV to be a recipient of their legacy gift was threefold:
We are so grateful to know we are included in Laura and Jason's will. They trust us to make the best choices with their investment. Just as they trusted us to help them find a new family member recently, a puppy named Bear.
Simple Gift, Big Impact
Contact the Office of Planned Giving at 408.262.2133, Ext. 198 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can join Laura and Jason in making a lasting difference for homeless animals in our community.
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