Lawyer shares the importance of making a will for Leave a Legacy Month
May is Leave a Legacy Month, a time to recognize the importance of including charitable gifts in your will. Check out the story of Dan Hicks, an estate lawyer, who shares why legacy giving is important to him as a “dog dad.”
Dan Hicks, Lawyer
“As a lawyer and estate executor, I know how important a will is in making sure your estate is handled the way you want. Making a will guarantees the assets you’ve worked so hard to earn go where you want them. And adding a gift in your will to a charity like the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society gives you a terrific tax benefit, too!
There are so many worthy charities, but I have to say that the Ontario SPCA is a standout for me. They’re trustworthy, reliable, and they make every dollar count towards helping animals. As an animal lover and ‘dog dad’ myself, that matters to me. The best part about it is that you feel good because you know you’ve done what you want to do, and you know you’ve done the right thing.”
Leaving a gift in your will
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding. For 150 years the Ontario SPCA has been changing the lives of animals and depends on the generosity of donors to continue to give animals the second chance they deserve.
Over the years, our work has changed, but just like you, we’ve never stopped believing every animal deserves a life filled with love, health and happiness. That’s why animal lovers across the province trust us to help create their legacies, extending a lifetime of love for animals far into the future with a very special kind of gift: a gift in your will.
With a gift in your will, you can help us create a brighter future for animals.
If you would like to discuss the best giving option for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We would be pleased to support you through the process of making your gift to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.
Toll-free: 1-888-668-7722 x320
Phone: 905-898-7122 x320
Thank you for your dedication
Thank you for your dedication to helping the animals. Every animal deserves a loving home and to be treated royally. Just imagine a day without animal cruelty. What a wonderful day that would be!