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Paws to Bequest: Honoring our Legacy Donors

The Louisiana SPCA is honored to be selected by individuals who designate all or a portion of their assets to us in their estate plans. Legacy gifts to the LA/SPCA honor the memory of those individuals who gave in support of animal welfare.

Our Paws to Bequest Society honors donors who have placed the LA/SPCA in their estate at any level. As a member of this group, your name is listed in our annual report, you receive invitations to special LA/SPCA events, and a special Paws to Bequest lapel pin recognizing your support. If you wish your intention to remain anonymous, please let us know.

Your legacy will help us to continue to offer key programs like humane education, low cost spay/neuter programs, and promote aggressive adoption programs as we have done for the last 127 years.

If you would like to join the Paws to Bequest Society, or if you wish to receive more information about leaving a legacy to the Louisiana SPCA, please contact Development Director, Dean Howard at 504-762-3300 or

For your reference:

  • Our legal name is: The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Our mailing address is: 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Our Tax ID # is: 72-0471368

Paws to Bequest Society Members
Dorlene L. Alaynick
Beatrice D. Arons*
Marie Atchley Charitable Unitrust No 2*
Beverley R. Babin*
Marilyn Barnett
Louiza Bateman Harper Berdon*
Carole Ann Betzer*
Virginia B. Blaesi*
Mary Gretchen Bordelon*
Mona Brown*
Edna R. Calder*
Esther C. Carlisle*
Pamela and John Caruso
Daniel J. Carvino*
Pamela Clark
Lani A. Clemence*
Joseph G. Cocchiara Jr.
Tazzie Colomb
Violet E. Connors
Anita D. Conway
Geraldine G. Daubert*
Carl H. Degel
Joni W. Diaz
Clara J. Dinsmore
Beverly P. Dowdle*
Kathleen T. Dunlap, M.D.*
Eloise Dyson*
Stephen Louis Earle*
Betty P. Elliott
Eugene E. Evans*
Daina Farthing
Darion S. Feltman
Myrtle Ferro
Fay F. Forman
Esther Sylvia Frank*
Sylvia R. Frey
Andrea Gereighty
Usha Gonsoulin
Joyce R. Griener
Norma E. Gross*
Jean and Frank Guerrera
Mildred Guidry*
Keith B. Hall
Eric D. Hartman*
Carole J. Herhold
William E. Hicks*
Dorothy Jean S. Hilbert*
Margaret M. Hill*
Charles J. Hinkle*
Jo Holmes
Shigeko Sekimura Holmes*
Henrietta R. Hudson*
Joseph C. Ireland*
Ailleen F. Janney
Rosemary O. Jernigan*
Sherry Johnston
Eleanor J. Krimerman
Michael N. Lala
Richard J Landry Jr*
Carolyn C. Lane
J. Sterling Laville*
Jeanne M. Librizzi
Ethel M. Lindsey*
Theresa C. Mackbee*
Frank J. Manale*
Marcella Manuel
Eileen Smith Marcus
Allen K. Marks*
Gillian and Charles Marks
Helen A. Martin
Rand R. Mason
Beverly F. McBride
Ruth McCloud*
Thomas J. McDermott
Genevieve O. McNary*
Donald J. Mellina*
Wilda E. Miller*
Kathryn Modenbach*
Terilyn Moore
Vivian B. Moran*
Nancy R. Nahan
Beverly H Neeb*
Leroy R. Nolan*
Chris Olmsted
Kathryn Pika
Albert A. Prats
Sandra D. Pressman
Mary L. Prince*
Michael Prothro
Rosemary Louise Rabito*
Robert R. Rachal
James Raymond Jr*
Allison F. Raynor
Sarah Reader Trust*
Rosanne Reiff*
Sophronia M. Rein*
Zigrida Reis
Gloria T. Ripple*
Donald Romero
E.J. Rothman
Louis John Rotonti*
Nancy L. Rowland
Ruth Eller Rueff*
Jacque Russell
Mildred Scivicque Saunders*
Stephen A. Scalia and Milton Melton*
Donna J. Silner
Martha M. Skleder*
Miriam Veith Smith*
Shelby O. Smith*
Merlin J. Soler*
Charlotte A. Soyland
Desiree St. Paul
Sidney R. Steabman
Mary Ruth Steeg*
Lynette A. Stilwell
Leslie B. Stockwell
Wayne E. Summers*
Michael K. Tarver*
Shirley A. Teunisson*
Virginia N. Toombs*
Elizabeth R. Toomey
Dolores T. Touzet*
Marlyn E. Troyani*
Elisabeth A. Van Battum*
Gary J. Vant Hof
Alice W. Warren*
Betty Wisdom*
Josie Wright*
Mary Hetherington Wright Estate*
Peggy Yancey*
William E. Yates
Monika F. Zuckermann

* indicates deceased

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Louisiana SPCA 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

Bequest Language

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Louisiana SPCA [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 the LA/SPCA 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 the LA/SPCA 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 the LA/SPCA 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 the LA/SPCA where you agree to make a gift to the LA/SPCA 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.

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