A gift through your Will or Living Trust

Your love of animals can live on by including the SPCA of Tompkins County in your estate plans. Leaving a gift in your will or trust helps ensure that our mission continues for generations to come. If you would like to include us in your will or living trust, please use our full legal name:

SPCA of Tompkins County
1640 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca NY 14850
Our federal tax ID number 15-0624378

You can designate a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.

Gifts of Retirement Funds, Life Insurance, and Bank Accounts

Naming the SPCA of Tompkins County as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank/brokerage account is a generous way to make a legacy gift outside of a will or living trust. Like a bequest, these gifts help ensure the future medical care, housing, and programs that help the abandoned and surrendered animals of Tompkins County.

Beneficiary designations are easy to implement and giving retirement funds can be a tax-wise strategy for some supporters. For retirement and life insurance accounts, you will need to request a change of beneficiary form from your plan or policy administrator. For bank or brokerage accounts you will need to fill out the appropriate forms as required by your financial or legal advisor.

The Barbara M. Hall Planned Giving Society

The Barbara M. Hall Planned Giving Society was created in 2012 to honor a generous bequest from Barbara to the SPCA of Tompkins County. A graduate of Cornell University in 1943, she began her career as a high school science teacher in Lydonville, NY and later went on to Washington DC where she was a feature article writer for Science Service Magazine. In 1953 she began a pioneering 50+ year career in radio broadcasting. She travelled extensively throughout the world, including all seven continents, and hosted WHCU’s Travel Talk where she shared news of faraway places and possibilities to others throughout the thousands of interviews she collected in her travels. Barbara’s love for all animals and her commitment to the SPCA to make our work possible was unrivaled.

All bequests and beneficiary gifts in excess of $5,000 are included in the Barbara M. Hall Planned Giving Society and are recognized on our naming wall in our Pet Adoption Center.

Our expectations:

The purpose of this page is for general purposes only and is not intended as legal or financial advice. Individual financial situations vary and the SPCA of Tompkins County recommends that every person considering a planned gift consult with their financial under legal advisor.

For more information, please write to us at the address above or e-mail us at director@spcaonline.com.

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