Planned giving is an important component to Penn Vet’s fundraising initiatives and allows us to successfully fill our mission of teaching, healing and research. Since the launch of the Making History Campaign, Penn Vet friends have designated nearly $43 million as part of their gift planning, placing the school among the top tier of schools at Penn receiving planned gift commitments.
Total estate gifts (in millions) designated for capital improvement projects: $13.7.
25 Percent of Veterinary Heritage Circle members who are Penn Vet alumni.
Total estate gifts (in millions) designated as unrestricted: $12.5.
Total number of members in the Veterinary Heritage Circle, which is comprised of individuals who have included Penn Vet in their estate plans: 200.
As I think about my legacy and what I believe in, as well as the incredible joy my animals bring to me, it is without hesitation that I include Penn Vet in my estate planning. My bequest to Penn Vet will help secure the continued research for the wellness of dogs and horses. Over the years, my animals have received amazing care at Ryan Hospital, as well as from the George Widener Hospital at Penn’s New Bolton Center. I can rest well at night knowing that virtually all of my primary and specialty care veterinarians have trained at Penn Vet and that the Penn facilities are so close to home and their doors are always open to help an animal in need. We are truly blessed and I can’t think of anything more personally rewarding then to give back and ensure that my love and dedication for animals is my legacy.”
– Stephanie, Chester Co., PA