The Humane Society of Adams County has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the recently established Adams County Community Foundation and their partner agency the Scioto Foundation to create a permanent endowment fund to benefit animal welfare in Adams County. The paperwork was signed on Saturday, March 13th with representatives of both organizations present.
“This is a momentous occasion for the history of the Humane Society of Adams County,” said Jessica Huxmann, Board President of HSAC.
The fund, which has been named the “Legacy Fund” by HSAC, will provide long-term funds to help continue the mission of the humane society, which was established in 2006 to help reduce pet overpopulation, provide education about humane animal welfare practices, and care for homeless pets. The Legacy Fund was conceived by the Board of Trustees of the Humane Society of Adams County, Inc. (HSAC) and the community whose shared vision was to develop a “financial support system” for the homeless pets of Adams County. The Legacy Fund has grown over the past few years in size, strength, and capacity and we are confident that this fund will proudly serve the animals of our community in decades to come.
“The HSAC Board of Trustees have worked hard over the years and share the vision of long-term planning for the organization. I’m so very grateful to the many donors that have stepped forward over the years and donated specifically to this fund and our other fundraising initiatives. We simply couldn’t do it without their support,” said Stephen Caraway, who serves as Vice-President of the Board.
The Legacy Fund endowment was doubled by a generous donor who wanted to see the fund come to fruition.
“Endowment funds are powerful and long-lasting. The impact that they have in creating opportunities for our community is endless,” said Caraway. “Think about this: every dollar that someone donates into the Legacy Fund will help assist with animal welfare in this community – permanently. That is why we named it the Legacy Fund because by donating to the fund, you truly are creating a lasting legacy of heartwarming and thoughtful care for animals in our community.”
“We are proud and excited for the Humane Society of Adams County and the creation of their new Legacy Fund. We hope that other organizations will see the value in creating their own endowment funds, which will serve their mission and benefit the community for years to come.” Paul Worley, President, Adams County Community Foundation
The Humane Society and the Adams County Community Foundation went through a rigorous review process in making sure that in the decades to come, as board members come and go that the principal amount in the fund will always remain. As in most endowment funds, only the investment income will be dispersed to the organization for use at the discretion of the Humane Society Board of Trustees.
The HSAC is seeking project support for today’s and tomorrow’s dollars. If you would like to support HSAC programs for immediate use, donations can be made by visiting: adamscountyanimals.org/donate, If you would like to support future programs of HSAC, please consider donating to the HSAC Legacy Endowment Fund by visiting: https://www.accfo.org/donate-now/. HSAC is planning to list contributions on its website to the fund in the coming months.
Donations call also be made by going to the Scioto Foundation website, www.sciotofoundation.org
For more information about planned giving and how you can make a difference in our community, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.