As a supporter of Humane Society Silicon Valley since before 1992, an adopter of many animals and foster parent "failure," an onsite volunteer since 1994, and past board member at HSSV, Betty has experienced alongside us the positive impact HSSV is making in the Silicon Valley community and beyond.
This is also why Betty was one of the very first people to reach out to HSSV to learn more about how the charitable gift annuity program works—HSSV recently began offering these gifts that provide you payments for life.
Betty called to let us know she had been intending to make a CGA to a national organization that had an established charitable gift annuity program. She had determined that it would be the most beneficial way for her to make a gift in her lifetime that would support animal rescue work in perpetuity. The issue wasn’t that there was no desire to make a meaningful gift to HSSV, it was that HSSV hadn’t yet launched a program of this type.
All that changed a few months ago! Now HSSV is able to provide opportunities for our supporters to make a significant gift without having to choose between a favorite charity and financial security. This gift allows our supporters to help accomplish the mission of saving lives while providing the supporter or their beneficiary with fixed payments for life. This program also has wonderful tax benefit opportunities AND lets our donors support the work that is most important to them.
Although Betty will be retiring to another part of the state, her heart and her legacy will remain at Humane Society Silicon Valley.
A Bright Future for You and HSSV
To learn more about how you can benefit from a gift that pays you, or other ways to make a lasting impact for homeless animals in our community, contact the Office of Planned Giving at 408.262.2133, Ext. 198 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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