Planned Giving

The SPCA of Northern Nevada Legacy Society

The Legacy Society was created to honor the special people who have chosen to support the SPCA of Northern Nevada with a planned gift. Legacy Society members are committed to saving and improving the lives of animals for many years to come, and for that we are profoundly grateful.

Planned gifts are critical in building a long-term capacity to rescue homeless animals and place them in homes where they can finally be loved and appreciated. Planned gifts are also one of the most effective ways to ensure that your generous and caring spirit continues to have a positive impact long into the future.

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For more information on planned giving, please contact Sean Farnan- Development Director at or (775) 324-7773 x 204.


Randy & Vicki Grossman

“We wish that every dog and cat could have the same type of loving and forever home that our dogs enjoy.”

“We are among those who love and care about animals, and that’s why we support the SPCA of Northern Nevada. We have two Yorkies and there is almost nothing we would not do for them. We wish that every dog and cat could have the same type of loving and forever home that our dogs enjoy. What that in mind, we became SPCA Legacy Society members. Through the wonderful work of the SPCA, we will be able to continue to do some good after we are gone. We also take comfort in knowing that the SPCA will find a loving home for any animals that we might have when this donation time comes.”

– Randy & Vicki Grossman

Bill Harrigan: A Legacy of Support

For 12 years William A. “Bill” Harrigan was a generous supporter and friend of the SPCA of Northern Nevada.

Born in Gardnerville, Nevada, Harrigan attended Reno schools where he excelled in academics and athletics. He began his college education at the University of Nevada, Reno and when World War II began, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served with a photo reconnaissance squadron in Northern Africa, Italy, and France.

After the war, he returned to the University and graduated in 1948. His distinguished mining career took him all over the western United States, after which he joined Sierra Pacific Power Company as an engineer, retiring after 22 years. He then began his career as a consulting engineer developing groundwater sources throughout northern Nevada.

Harrigan passed away December 8th, 2014. As a SPCA Legacy Society member, he generously remembered the homeless animals of northern Nevada in his estate plans. Without wonderful supporters like Bill, it would be difficult for the SPCA to continue our life-saving work.



For more information on planned giving, please contact Sean Farnan- Development Director at or (775) 324-7773 x 204.

Planned Giving

The SPCA of Northern Nevada receives no funding from the ASPCA, tax dollars or any other animal welfare organization. We are an independent agency relying on donations from generous individuals, businesses, adoption fees, grants and proceeds from our thrift store. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Planned gifts are a critical source of funding that enables the SPCA to plan and carry out the best programs to save abandoned and homeless pets. To remember these animals in such an enduring way is quite possibly the most powerful gift that a person can make to stop animal suffering.

U.S. tax laws are structured to encourage charitable giving, and unlimited amounts can generally be left for charitable purposes free of estate and gift taxes. You do not need a great deal of wealth to make a difference — every dollar means an extra chance for an animal in need.

Your estate plan represents your beliefs, your life, and a way to continue your compassion into the future. Here are some of the giving options available:

  • Direct “Now” Tax Deductible Gift — make a direct contribution on-line or mail to: 4950 Spectrum Blvd., Reno, NV 89512.
  • Charity Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Financial Accounts
  • Living Trusts
  • Wills
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plans

To name the SPCA of Northern Nevada in your will, all you generally need is the following information:

  • Full legal name: The SPCA of Northern Nevada
  • Permanent mailing address: 4950 Spectrum Blvd., Reno, NV 89512
  • Federal tax identification number: 880386601

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