For eight years, clients with beloved pets in Angell’s Critical Care Unit have been comforted by the empathy of volunteer liaison Bebe Wunderlich. During her long experience as a pediatric anesthesiologist, Bebe learned how to help people cope with anxiety and loss.
She and her husband Kenneth wanted to help us financially too, and celebrate their love for their seven adopted cats, so they arranged a generous gift annuity to benefit our Shalit-Glazer Clinic. The annuity provides a monthly sum to the Wunderlichs, a portion of which is tax-free, as well as a significant gift to the Clinic upon their passing. They also qualify for a tax deduction in the year the gift was made.
The biggest advantage to a gift annuity, Bebe says, is the pure pleasure of seeing all the good their gift can do. “You don’t have to die before your money makes a difference!”
Why the MSPCA-Angell? Compassion and confidence: compassion for animals, and confidence in the breadth and depth of care we offer. Animals, Bebe observed, “come first immediately” here. Add to that the Wunderlichs’ trust in our financial stability, and planned giving became an obvious choice.