Living and Leaving a Legacy: How Sue Mulvihill Makes a Real Difference
Sue 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.
I"I'm just a small cog within HSPPR. There are a 100-plus employees and more than 1,000 volunteers who really keep this place going," Sue says. Although she remains humble, Sue's contributions to HSPPR consist of time, hard work and enduring gifts. "We are so very grateful for the many ways Sue helps HSPPR succeed," CEO Jan McHugh-Smith says. "In addition to her generous financial support and volunteer service as a board member, she actively participates in key events and provides a loving home to two special cats." Sue is a member of the HSPPR Legacy Guild, a group of supporters who have promised to support HSPPR through their estate.
"No one likes to think about what will happen when we die, but you can't just leave a note," Sue says. "It's so easy to meet with your lawyer and get everything planned out."
If any charity is deserving of a legacy gift, it's HSPPR. The Humane Society has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the past three years. "Through the Legacy Guild, we'll continue to support HSPPR," Sue says. "Most people are unsure how to go about it, but your attorney and HSPPR can help you understand the many options available."