Your Contribution, Our Future

  • Support a cause that's important to you with a charitable gift
  • Put your assets to work with our tax-efficient charitable strategies
  • Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift

Your Contribution, Our Future

  • Support a cause that's important to you with a charitable gift
  • Put your assets to work with our tax-efficient charitable strategies
  • Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift

Planned Giving

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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • A Future Legacy Gift from Gale Barre
    A Future Legacy Gift from Gale Barre
    Gale Barre first became acquainted with Heritage University through Seafirst Bank (now Bank of America) where she worked for many years before retiring in 2001.
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  • Leaving a Legacy of Support with Therapy Animals
    Leaving a Legacy of Support with Therapy Animals
    Dr. Laura Pedersen, PsyD, works in a state psychiatric hospital that houses an all-male population who have been deemed to need special mental health treatment by reason of community safety.
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  • Winging their way into people's lives
    Winging their way into people's lives
    If you live in the Fayetteville, NC area, you may get the chance to see Jhun, a stunning Indian Fantail Pigeon out kayaking or hiking with her owner, Jo Lam. Wearing a harness specially fitted for birds, Jhun is ready and willing to accompany Jo on outdoor adventures.
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  • Paying it forward with a future estate gift
    Paying it forward with a future estate gift
    When Nikki, an American pit bull terrier, had a lump on her leg, her owner Carolyn O'Leary wasted no time in taking her to the vet. That was a smart decision on Carolyn's part: Nikki was diagnosed with cancer.
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  • Giving back to Pet Partners in multiple ways
    Giving back to Pet Partners in multiple ways
    Leaving a legacy to a nonprofit usually means a financial legacy through an estate plan. It can also mean providing a vision for a new opportunity for a nonprofit to pursue. Kay Mooney has generously left both types of legacies to Pet Partners.
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  • A Lifetime of Living the Human-Animal Bond
    A Lifetime of Living the Human-Animal Bond
    Animals have been part of D'Ann Downey's life since she was a child. Growing up without siblings, D'Ann had family pets as an important part of her childhood.
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  • Keeping the Human-Animal Connection Going!
    Keeping the Human-Animal Connection Going!
    From an early age, Becky was introduced to the positive impact of donating to a nonprofit. Her parents were immigrants, and they were forever grateful to be living in the US.
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  • A Life Well Lived
    If Marell Richardson was still living, she probably would have been disappointed that her favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints, didn't make it to the Super Bowl. Still, she would be among friends that she and her husband, Lyman, invited to one of their famous Super Bowl parties.
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  • Jackie's Decades of Support for Pet Partners
    Jackie's Decades of Support for Pet Partners
    Jackie Gunby recently retired as the Coordinator at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Northern CA. Jackie witnessed first-hand the benefits of therapy animal visits, not only for the patients but for the medical staff as well.
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  • A Life of Service with Animals
    A Life of Service with Animals
    Work schedules have been upended for many people during the pandemic. That's certainly the case for Craig Carter, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) who can often be found working seven days a week.
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  • Using Life Insurance to Support Pet Partners
    Using Life Insurance to Support Pet Partners
    Rennie Karnovich remembers the visit at Phoenix Children's Hospital when she and Lucy, her animal-assisted therapy dog entered a hospital room of a young patient. The child's mother informed Rennie that the child was immobile.
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  • How a Pet Partners Co-Founder is leaving a Legacy
    How a Pet Partners Co-Founder is leaving a Legacy
    Bill McCulloch, one of the co-founders of Pet Partners (then called Delta Society), and Janice, his wife of 30 years, continue to recognize and support the growth of an organization that makes a positive difference in people being visited by therapy animal teams.
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
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  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities and built a sizable portfolio.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with her home, she bought stock in the company that built the home.
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Luis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially in value.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of Pet Partners and makes regular gifts to support our work.
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  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Pet Partners held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
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  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This phrase describes a situation where we want two good things at the same time when that isn't possible.
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