Dr. Mary E. Bates Founders Society
Dr. Mary E. Bates was one of the early leaders of the Dumb Friends League. Upon her death in 1954, she left an estate gift that provided for homeless animals well beyond her lifetime. The Dr. Mary E. Bates Founders Society was established to recognize individuals who have followed in her footsteps and decided to leave a legacy gift to the Dumb Friends League.
Benefits of membership in the Founders Society include:
- Enrollment of your companion animals in our Pet Guardianship Program, which helps ensure that your pets are looked after for the rest of their lives
- Invitation to our Founders Society luncheon, an annual gathering hosted by our Dumb Friends League leadership team
- A subscription to our Founders Legacy newsletter, keeping you informed of the latest developments in estate planning and some heart-warming stories about the pets you've helped
- Acknowledgement of your name and contributions in our shelter, newsletter and annual report
We hope you'll become a Founders Society member by naming the Dumb Friends League as a beneficiary in your will, living trust, life insurance policy, pension plan or charitable trust. For more information, please contact Rick Gabrielson at 720-241-7083 or email@example.com.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.