Thank you for considering a planned gift to provide for PETA's important work, and if PETA is already a part of your estate plans, we thank you for your vital support. We understand that your estate plan represents your legacy to the world, and we are humbled by the idea that PETA could be a part of your vision for a future devoid of cruelty to animals. We are here as your resource, and it would be our pleasure to help you design a long-term gift to continue your compassion and help give animals a future. Please contact us using this form, e-mail us at Legacy@peta.org, or call us at 757-962-8213. We look forward to hearing from you. All information is kept confidential.
Faith Betz, Philanthropic Specialist - Gift Planning, PETA Foundation
Faith helps PETA members use their estate plans to support PETA's work. Even as a child growing up in Tennessee, Faith knew that she wanted to devote her life to social justice. This passion led her to become an attorney and, soon after, to pursue a career in gift planning. Faith was able to witness PETA's work firsthand when she investigated the alleged neglect of nine horses in rural Colorado. She says, "Thankfully, we were able to obtain the information that we needed to get law enforcement involved. PETA wouldn't have been able to help those horses without the support of compassionate PETA members."Tricia Cummings (Consultant), Major and Planned Gifts, CanadaTricia's career began providing charitable grants through a private family foundation based in Alberta. Following a move to British Columbia, where her adopted companion dogs could swim freely in the ocean, she continued with another foundation and later worked on a large capital campaign. She then joined Tides Canada Foundation, where her professional involvement and partnership with PETA began and grew into what it is today. Tricia adds, "Throughout my career in the charitable sector, I have enjoyed great opportunities, but none greater than working with PETA to help save animals and change their future for the better. Nothing has aligned better with my passions, and I am thrilled to work with members who feel the same way."
Tim Enstice, Director of Gift Planning, PETA FoundationTim oversees all aspects of PETA's planned giving programs. Dedicated to helping animals on every level, he has also helped PETA deliver free doghouses to give some comfort to needy "backyard" dogs. Before Tim earned a master's degree in public affairs and a law degree, he made time to serve two and a half years in Ecuador with the Peace Corps. Inspired and motivated by PETA publications, he decided to devote his life to animal rights. Tim says that what attracted him to PETA was "a sense that I could use my talents to help those whose cries for mercy we as a society choose to ignore."
Katy Fendrich, Senior Philanthropic Specialist-Gift Planning, PETA FoundationKaty uses her expertise to help guarantee that PETA's fight for animals will continue through the wonderful support of our Augustus Club members. She says, "I believe we should show compassion to all living beings, and I am grateful to be working with members who share my passion." Katy has traveled from California to Florida to visit members. Along the way she has met many special cats, dogs, horses, and even bunnies. She really looks forward to meeting you and your family as well.Lisa Leizear, Philanthropic Specialist-Gift Planning, PETA FoundationLisa has a strong passion for protecting the well-being of all animals, including her rescued cat, Kitty, who looks forward to daily walks in Lisa's knapsack. As an attorney in Washington, D.C., Lisa championed the rights of low-income people and the underserved, and she continues to be a fervent advocate for their ethical treatment and welfare. Lisa has also worked closely with financial advisors and investors concerning estate, tax, and trust issues as general counsel for a real estate investment bank. "My love for animals inspires my life," says Lisa, "and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with PETA members toward making the world a better place for them."Daniella Ramadei, Philanthropic Specialist-Gift Planning, PETA FoundationDaniella became vegan at age 12 after reading PETA and Buddhist literature. Her animal advocacy began with love for her family’s dogs and volunteering at animal shelters. Studying and working overseas exposed her to the dire circumstances of animals around the world. After law school, Daniella worked as a legal researcher for a charity devoted to shutting down puppy mills and pet stores. She continues to volunteer at local animal shelters and events educating the public on animal issues. Daniella says, “I’m delighted to use my expertise to assist compassionate people in supporting the fight against animal suffering.”
Kristin Salsano, Gift Planning Coordinator, PETA FoundationKristin has always held animals in high regard and treated them as equals, but her true animal advocacy started when she decided to stop eating meat and dairy products. She says, "After realizing that meat is cruel and not eco-friendly, I felt great about going vegan." Kristin's passion for animals has grown tremendously, and she loves vegan recipes and cooking. Kristin shares her life with her adorable bunny, Jeremiah, whom she adopted seven years ago. Her love of animals, her nonprofit background, and her passion for raising awareness in the community about animal rights issues naturally led her to the PETA Foundation.
Hollie Wood, Gift
Planning Liaison, PETA FoundationGrowing up on a
cattle ranch in Colorado among anglers, hunters, and cowboys did not stop
Hollie from dedicating her life to helping animals. In fact, before joining the
PETA Foundation, Hollie spent several years working in a large open-admission
animal shelter, where she handled everything from adoptions to animal
behavioral counseling. Now Hollie, assisted by her rescued companion, Tokyo, is
sharing in PETA members' passion for making a better future for animals through
their legacies, and she delights in learning how members developed their fervor
for animal rights. She says, "I could not be happier than I am to
work every day with devoted individuals who will not be deterred from making a
better future for all animals."
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