Humane Society honors legacy members
Community members, board members and longtime supporters of the Humane Society of Knox County gathered in July for HSKC's inaugural legacy luncheon held at Amalfi on the Water in Rockland to celebrate the shelter's legacy donors whose vision and generosity transform the lives of so many animals in the community.
“It was wonderful to see so many treasured friends of the shelter,” said Tracy Sala, executive director. "Their passion and commitment to help the homeless and abandoned animals in our community is inspiring and we wanted to thank them for making what we do possible."
Board President Warner Vaughan welcomed honored guests and thanked them for their support. He recognized the late Martha Cobb for her recent bequest that enabled the shelter to build the Cobb House Cat Care facility to accommodate the shelter's ever-growing cat population. "Sadly, since we weren't aware of Martha Cobb's gift until after her passing we were unable to thank her in person for her life-changing donation," said Vaughan. "With the creation of the Legacy Society and our legacy luncheon we will be able to do that with our members going forward."
Attendees enjoyed a slide show of the shelter presented by Sala. After lunch, attorney Ed Collins of Crandall, Hanscom and Collins gave a brief talk on the benefits of estate planning and how to incorporate charitable giving into estate plans. HSKC thanked Collins for his participation.
The HSKC Legacy Society is an honorary group that allows the shelter to recognize, honor and thank individuals during their lifetimes for provisions they have made for the shelter through estate planning. "We are so honored and grateful for the trust our supporters place in us," said Sala. "Their generosity and vision will have an impact now and into the future." Supporters are encouraged to notify the Humane Society of Knox County of estate plans that include HSKC so that they may be recognized and honored. For more information about the Humane Society of Knox County's Legacy Society contact Sala at 594-4897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Humane Society of Knox County, a private, independent organization, was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast. The society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs and Morrill.