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Join the Kendrick Legacy Circle and Change a Life

NEADS World Class Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs change lives. When you include NEADS in your estate plan, you can be part of these life-changing partnerships. Planned gifts strengthen NEADS’ financial stability and fuel our growth. As NEADS has grown into one of the most highly respected Service Dog organizations nationwide, these gifts have played an important role in every step.

Planned gifts — of any size — are a powerful way to support NEADS without impacting your current assets. By giving in this way, you may find that you can provide a greater gift than would otherwise be possible. These gifts are simple to arrange and may offer valuable tax benefits.

It's Easy to Make a Lasting Impact

Establishing a bequest is as simple as including a sentence in your will. If you wish, your legacy gift may honor a loved one, or support a particular program at NEADS that is meaningful to you.

Examples of bequest language:

___ I give NEADS Inc. the sum of [desired amount] to be used to benefit NEADS.

___ I give NEADS Inc. all of my shares of [name] stock or mutual funds to be used for the benefit of NEADS.

You may also leave NEADS a proportional bequest — a percentage of the estate or the residue of the estate after all other provisions have been met.

Your financial advisor can help you determine the best way to meet your financial and philanthropic goals. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have using the form below.

On behalf of our World Class Service Dogs and the people whose lives they transform, thank you for including NEADS in your estate planning.


The Story behind the Kendrick Legacy Circle

After more than a decade of successfully placing Hearing Dogs, NEADS introduced Service Dogs for people with physical disabilities in 1988.

Kendrick was NEADS’ first Service Dog and was placed with 13-year-old Teddy, a paraplegic from birth. The team was an inspiration to the NEADS staff who worked with them, as they continually discovered new ways Kendrick could help Teddy and saw just how powerful the bond between a Service Dog and his partner could be. Every NEADS dog carries on Kendrick’s impressive legacy.

Yes, I want to change lives for the future by including NEADS in my estate plans.

Please let us know if you have included NEADS in your estate plans or if you would like NEADS to contact you with more information about making a legacy gift by either completing this form or contacting Melissa Baern ([email protected]).