You can make an immediate difference in a sheltered animal’s life through a contribution today.
Bequests, Planned Giving, and Legacy Society
A Bequest or Planned Gift to the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. are ways to ensure a loving, joyful future for the animals who depend on us. Donors who make a commitment to us through these means are invited to join our Legacy Society – a special group of donors who have named the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. in their wills, qualified retirement plans, life insurance policies, trusts, or pooled life income funds.
As a member of our Legacy Society, you will enjoy many special benefits. If you desire, your name will be placed in our Legacy Society written materials and on our website. You will also receive invitations to special events, a copy of our annual report where you will receive recognition. You may also choose to remain anonymous.
Large or small, your bequest or planned gift to the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. will leave a lasting legacy for the animals. We recommend you contact your attorney for legal advice in naming the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. in your will. We accept gifts of real estate, stock and other assets.
Click on the links below for further information:
If you have included the Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. in your estate plans and have not notified us and/or would like to be recognized, or would like more information, please contact John E. North at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.452.7722, Ext. 414.
[pdfjs-viewer url=https://dcspca.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Planned-Giving-Brochure.pdf fullscreen=true download=true print=true]
Donor Advised Fund
Making a gift to the Dutchess County SPCA through a Donor Advised Fund provides our philanthropic donors with the opportunity to centralize their giving and make an irrevocable charitable gift, and take an immediate tax deduction. The Dutchess County SPCA accepts cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets.
Click on the link for further information: Dutchess County SPCA – Donor Advised Fund
You can sponsor:
-A cat condo, dog kennel or pocket pet crate:
- $90 for three months
- $150 for six months
- $300 for one year
- $500 special needs animal for one year
- Fees vary per pet
-A walking path paver brick or a custom photo wall tile. Your personalized gift will be installed permanently at the Dutchess County SPCA.
- 4″ x 8″ Paver: $250
- 8″ x 8″ Paver: $500
- Custom Photo Tile 12″ x 12″: $1000
-Annual Holiday Gift for the Animals Celebration
- Silent Auction items
- Live Auction items
- Program advertisement
Call us for more information: 845-452-7722 x 436
By donating a car or van you no longer want or use, you will be making a significant contribution to the Dutchess County SPCA. It’s an incredibly fast and easy way to help support the vital work we do.
When you donate your car to the Dutchess County SPCA the automobile is taken care of for free with no paperwork hassle.
We work with Donate Car USA to make it as easy as possible to donate an unwanted vehicle.
Amazon Smile and other partnerships
Are you an Amazon.com shopper? Did you know you can support the Dutchess County SPCA just by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com? The first time you go to smile.amazon.com you will be prompted to select a charity. Enter ‘dutchess county spca’ and click search. Click the ‘select’ button next to the entry for the Dutchess County SPCA and Amazon will remember it each time you shop. Again, simply start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate .05% of eligible purchases.
The Dutchess County SPCA has partnered with these companies to help raise funds for the animals. Simply click on the image(s) below, shop and a percentage of the sales will be donated to the DCSPCA.
Purina Dog Chow Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals)
Purina Puppy Chow Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals)
Purina Cat Chow
Purina Kitten Chow
KMR Powdered Kitten Formula
Any brand of canned cat or dog food
Uncooked white rice
Cat toys, cat scratchers
Nylabones (Dura Chew Textured Toy)
Hard rubber washable dog toys by Kong
“Yesterday’s News” cat litter
Wee Wee Pads
Clean, dry towels, wash clothes and sheets
Small paper plates (cake size)
Sponges with scrubbies
Dish soap (preferably DAWN)
Garbage bags: heavy duty 60 gallon size & 15 gallon
Black contractor size garbage bags
Make our wishes come true at home online!
- View the DCSPCA wish list on Amazon.com.
- Have fun shopping for our animals! Don’t know what to select? Amazon Gift Cards always needed!
Supporters of DCSPCA
Legacy Society Members
We would like to thank all of our Legacy Society Members for their generous
supportof the Dutchess County SPCA.
The Estate of Claude A. Angot*
The Estate of Marie L. Baas*
The Estate of Michael P. Bergmann*
Dr. Karen T. Blonder and Jerry L. Toepfer
Karen and Jerry recently told us, “We adopted our animals for love and the Dutchess County SPCA for life.”
Margaret and Kenneth* Brizzie
The Estate of Jacob J. Broschart*
The Estate of Marion Cantwell*
Marion was a long-time friend of the shelter and former volunteer. A plaque in her memory was installed in the heart of the new Adoption and Education Center, a fitting location for a woman who truly loved the animals here at the DCSPCA.
The Estate of Marjorie Crodelle*
Putnam and Elizabeth C. Davis Charitable Trust*
The Estate of Ivy Detterbeck*
The Estate of Jack Dorer*
The Estate of Veronica Frija*
Estate of Elizabeth Hardinge*
The Estate of Dr. Edith Har-Esh*
In 2006, The DCSPCA accepted a gift from Poughkeepsie attorney Marco Caviglia, executor of the estate of Dr. Edith Har-Esh. That gift was the catalyst for The Campaign for Hope to build a new Adoption and Education Center.
The Estate of Ruth R. Hartley*
The Estate of Patricia Hawkins-Anderson*
Bonnie J. Hill
The Estate of Helen T. Jackson*
Kitty and Hank Kastler
Ron M. And Cathy Lane
Lorraine Lingad was a secretary at her church prior to her retirement. She loved all animals. During her working years she saved her money hoping that some day she could do something that would really make a difference. She included the Dutchess County SPCA in her will. Her gift helped us to reach our fundraising goal for the Campaign for Hope to build a new Adoption and Education Center. Ms. Lingad would be pleased to know that she did make a big difference in the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals in her community.
The Estate of Frances C. Moore*
The Estate of Mary S. Ogden*
Katherine M. Phenix*
As a regular donor to the animal shelter during her lifetime, Katherine Phenix was excited about the DCSPCA’s plans to complete a new Adoption and Education Center. Ms. Phenix and her sisters, Bea and Dot Lamb loved animals. It is because of their love for animals that the DCSPCA was able to complete construction of the new Adoption and Education Center.
Sheryl Jeanne Pierson
The Estate of John L. Seeley*
The Estate of Elizabeth Seitz*
The Estate of Clifford F. Smith*
The Estate of Frances Stephan*
George A. Strba*
Mr. Strba continues to make a life-saving difference for the animals of the Dutchess County SPCA through The George A. Strba Charitable Trust.