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Making a Gift in Your Will

Honor a Pet or Loved One with a Special Gift

Planned giving offers you the opportunity to honor a special pet or person in your life, gain peace of mind and security for you and your family, and support the School’s mission of teaching, healing, and scientific discovery.


For more information, contact:

Jillian Marcussen
Penn Vet
Ph: 215-898-4235

Making a Gift in Your WillDr. Ateca, Penn Vet Intensive Care with Elvis

One of the simplest ways to support Penn Vet is with a gift in your will. You can give a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. You can also direct your gift to an area of the School that is most meaningful to you, such as scholarship, research, or hospital support.

Other Types of Long-Term Gifts

Planned gifts can be designed to generate life-long income, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce or eliminate estate taxes. They can be funded with gifts of cash, stock, retirement assets, life insurance, and real estate, and include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts

The Veterinary Heritage Circle

By including the School in your long-term plans, you can become a member of the Veterinary Heritage Circle, the School’s membership society for planned giving donors, and the University’s Charles Custis Harrison Society.

Benefits of membership include an annual luncheon, invitations to special events and seminars, a subscription to Penn Vet’s Bellwether Magazine, and the University's gift planning newsletter, Key.

Most importantly, members benefit from knowing that their gift helps shape the future of veterinary medicine for the benefit of animals and humans alike.

Gift Planning staff are always willing to meet with donors and their financial advisors to discuss planned giving opportunities and to provide examples tailored to your particular situation and interests.

Please contact Jillian Marcussen, Director of Special Gifts, to learn more.

Giving Stories

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Peter Vogel, V'90: The Power of Planned Giving

In addition to becoming a successful small animal veterinarian, Penn Vet alumnus Peter Vogel, V’90, has dedicated himself to strengthening the veterinary profession. He is particularly concerned about the significant loan debt facing many vet school graduates and sees a need to increase public awareness of the value that veterinarians offer to society.