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Giving From the Heart

Jim and Mary Klever with WyattThe miles rushed by as Mary Klever drove toward Denver, precious cargo in the back: a neglected Labrador en route to medical care. For Mary and her husband, Jim, caring deeply about animals is a way of life. Escorting abused dogs to safety, advocating for anti-puppy mill legislation, bathing abused and neglected dogs for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR)…it's all part of where their hearts are.
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Supporter Leaves His Mark on HSPPR

BanjoAs an eagle scout, David Haraway was taught to practice no-trace camping. But, when it comes to HSPPR, David decided to leave a mark.
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Broncos Game Days Have Extra Meaning for HSPPR Supporter

MaryEllyn TaylorMaryEllyn Taylor has found a way to combine her love of animals with her passion for football. If the Denver Broncos win, she donates $50 to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR).
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Caring and Giving

Robert and Jan KnightRobert and Jan Knight’s love of animals and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) have complemented each other for many years.
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Love of Animals Leads to Legacy Gift

FialaYolanda and Marv Fiala are animal lovers and appreciate that HSPPR provides the opportunity to other animal lovers in the Colorado Springs community to find four-legged companions.
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For the Love of Eddy: Creating a Safe Haven for Today and Tomorrow

StevensPaul and Lydia Stevens children are four-legged, but that doesn't mean they take their parenting responsibilities any less seriously. They're also very serious when it comes to their commitment to HSPPR's future.
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Living and Leaving a Legacy: How Sue Mulvihill Makes a Real Difference

Sue MulvihillSue Mulvihill adopted her first kitten when she was 10 years old. In 2013, Sue and her mother came to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) to adopt another cat. Shortly thereafter, Sue was asked to join the board.
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Karen and Erin Jordan: Finding Family at the Humane Society

Karen and Erin JordanFor Karen and Erin Jordan, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is about family. They began volunteering together when they were dating, and they've adopted many of their "children" from HSPPR.
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A Natural Decision - Don and Pennie DesJardins Open Home to Pets

 DesJardinsListen to the couple talk about their pets and you'll understand. There's Lulu, a petite blonde tabby and Maine coon mix-a rescue so calm that vacuum cleaners don't faze her. There's Reggie, a beautiful Maine coon mix who Pennie mer at a local pet store when purchasing a collar for one of their other cars.
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Bill Ryan: Champion of the "Underdogs"

Bill RyanGrowing up with several cats and dogs, Bill Ryan developed a passion for animals. So when he moved to Colorado Springs, it seemed only natural for him to gravitate toward the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
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Bill and Terri Mantia Share a Passion for Animals

MantiasColorado Springs residents Bill and Terri Mantia have only good things to say about the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. "You can tell that they're dedicated to their mission," Bill says. "You get a sense that if you leave them a contribution, they will shepherd that resource appropriately."
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Vickie and Gaylord Smith Working to Achieve a "Forever" Goal

Vickie SmithReconnecting stray pets with their owners, and finding "forever homes" for abandoned animals (or those who never knew an owner) has been Vickie Smith's lifelong passion. Vickie estimates she has rescued hundreds of animals with the help of her husband, Gaylord.
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Colorado Springs Couple Helps the Humane Society in Many Ways

Pam and Daniel McBridePam and Daniel McBride's support of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region can only be described as exemplary. The McBride's donate monthly, have provided for the Humane Society's future through Pam's life insurance policy and have housed about 250 foster cats over the years.
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eBrochure Request Form

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to HSPPR or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to HSPPR as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to HSPPR as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and HSPPR where you agree to make a gift to HSPPR and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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