Gifts of a Lifetime
Dear PCRM Member,
Thank you to all who returned your member surveys from the last issue of Good Medicine. The past year has been one of incredible growth for PCRM, and we are eager to learn what our members think about our expanded programs. If you haven’t sent in your survey, it’s definitely not too late—and we’ll send you a token of our appreciation for your effort!
In this issue of Good Medicine, you will read about a number of leaps forward in our work. Another notable advance is our recent success in the creation of an insulin assay (blood test for diabetes) that does not involve any animal suffering. What is truly amazing about this is that it stands as a testament to the types of changes possible in science when someone is determined to develop a solution. Truly, the only hurdle in our progress in this area is the expense. We have the desire, the expertise, and the resolve to develop humane alternatives. Support from our members keeps this work going strong. Long-term giving methods, such as wills and trusts, are amazing opportunities to make an ongoing difference.
As you may already know, we have a special membership category—Lifetime Partners—for those of you who have decided to include PCRM in a planned gift such as a bequest or trust. We greatly appreciate notification from members when such gifts are arranged, so that we have an opportunity to thank them for taking such an extraordinary step to support PCRM’s future programs. Bequests can truly become the lifeblood that keeps a nonprofit strong during difficult financial periods or times of much-needed expansion.
Often referred to as “gifts of a lifetime,” bequests allow us to support our family and friends, as well as the causes that we have been passionate about during our lives. Bequests come in all sizes; we do not have to be millionaires to make that extra gift. Whether the gift has been $100 or $1,000,000, Lifetime Partners have provided critical support for PCRM.
I’d be happy to speak with you about various planned gift vehicles. Or, if you prefer, we have a wonderful interactive Web site that will walk you through several different gift options that are tailored to your own financial priorities and needs.
Our members are the reason that PCRM has had such tremendous success. Thank you for being such wonderful partners in our work.