Meet Legacy Donor Betty Chiao As a lifetime animal lover with an affinity for special needs rescues, I have always depended on the Schwarzman AMC. I have been able to adopt some of the more critical, special needs rescues because I know I have a team at AMC whom I can rely on to give them the medical care and support they need to live a spoiled and enriched life—and this enriches mine. I named AMC as the beneficiary of my will to ensure that the cutting-edge medical treatments, state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques, and compassionate care afforded to my fur babies will save the lives of rescues and special needs pets even after I am gone. That will be my legacy. The Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society allows me to participate in special events and gain additional insight into the specialty work happening at AMC. This fueled my interest in becoming even more involved, so I volunteer as a community advisor to the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education. I am proud that my legacy will help AMC continue enriching and improving the health and lives of pets and the people who love them. Yours will too.
About the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital with 120+ veterinarians providing the highest quality medical care across more than 20 specialties and services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our mission to provide the best in care, research, and education has been the foundation of our work for over a century. Learn more at: www.amcny.org/giftoflove.
Planned Giving YOUR LEGACY AT SCHWARZMAN ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER
Our Mission Founded in 1910, the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is a non-profit academic veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals, and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through clinical research and education. Schwarzman AMC relies on the generosity of our donors to sustain key components of our mission: charitable care, education, and research. • Schwarzman AMC’s 13 Community Funds assist pets whose owners are unable to afford either basic or life-saving care. These funds also support rescue animals, guide dogs, and retired police and military dogs with free or subsidized care. • Schwarzman AMC is the largest postgraduate veterinary teaching institution in the world. Over 2,500 residents and interns have trained at Schwarzman AMC, with many going on to become board-certified specialists, clinical researchers, and educators, ensuring a legacy of veterinary excellence that extends far beyond our hospital’s walls. • Schwarzman AMC veterinarians regularly conduct clinical trials and publish research studies in the most respected journals. Our research initiatives include collaborations with prominent human medical centers such as Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and NYU Langone Health. • Schwarzman AMC’s Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education delivers up-to-date information about pet health, not only to those who use our clinical services, but to pet owners worldwide.
Planned Giving at Schwarzman AMC
Planned Giving Options
Planned giving lets you help shape AMC’s future while achieving your own personal, financial, and estate planning goals. These gifts not only benefit AMC, but they can also greatly benefit you through tax savings. Depending on the option you choose, you may receive cash payments that can supplement retirement income or provide support for family members or friends. In addition, you may elect to direct your gift toward any of our community funds, institutes, or specialties, or plan to have it used wherever the need is greatest.
Your planned gift to AMC can come in many forms including a gift in your will, a gift that pays you income for a period of time or for life, or naming Schwarzman AMC as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(K) or insurance policy. We would be happy to discuss the various giving options with you but encourage you to seek the advice and guidance of an attorney, accountant, or other appropriate advisor.
Planned giving is an important component in the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s overall strategy to secure essential funding for our programs today and in the future. By making a planned gift, you can support Schwarzman AMC’s efforts to ensure that we remain at the forefront of veterinary treatment, research, and education, and that pets and their families will benefit from our care for years to come.
“I hereby give the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the following sum of $ OR percent ( %) of the residue of my estate, OR described property: to use where the need is greatest OR to be directed toward .”
If you are considering a gift in your will, please feel free to use this sample language, which may be of assistance to you and your advisor:
Join Our Legacy Society The Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society welcomes members who, through smart gift planning, have made an important commitment to the future of Schwarzman AMC. I have included the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in my estate plans. P lease enroll me in the Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society and list my name as:
Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society
Animal Medical Center
AMC began over 100 years ago with Ellin Prince Speyer’s vision of promoting compassionate animal care and making it available to pet owners of all means. The Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society honors those whose meaningful planning and foresight will sustain our ability to remain a leading force in veterinary treatment, research, and education for the next 100 years.
Tax ID: 13-5505367
Member benefits include:
Address: 510 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
• Invitations to the Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society’s annual recognition event
Information you will need for your will or beneficiary forms: Name: Stephen & Christine Schwarzman
A Special Invitation If you have already named AMC as a beneficiary, please let us know. We want to thank you for you thoughtful planning and invite you to join the Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Member newsletter and special announcements about recent happenings at AMC • Advance notice of seminars, lectures, and other opportunities to hear about the latest developments in clinical treatment and research • Invitations to exclusive Schwarzman AMC events, including our annual Top Dog Gala and Living Legends Luncheon • Recognition in the Society’s Honor Roll of Donors, listed in AMC’s annual report
P lease enroll me in the Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society anonymously.
Membership in the Ellin Prince Speyer Legacy Society creates no obligation. If at any time you decide to change your plans, simply notify us and we will remove your name from the Society’s membership list. For more information, please contact: Donna Weissman Executive Director of Development 212-329-8666 Donna.Weissman@amcny.org Or, complete this form and return to: Development Office Schwarzman Animal Medical Center 510 East 62nd Street New York, NY 10065