Planned Giving

For the Love of Your Dog.  For the Future of Your Breed.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Heritage Society honors donors who have made a commitment to the Foundation through a planned gift. Heritage Society members secure the future health of their beloved breeds and advance the mission of the Foundation so that all dogs live longer, healthier lives.

If you are thinking of updating or creating your estate plans, be sure your legacy honors your best friend. We are here to help you make a planned gift that works for you and supports the mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation to advance the health of all dogs for years to come.

Making a Planned Gift

When you are ready to make a planned gift, consult with an attorney or a financial planner to make the best decision for your wishes and situation.  We are happy to answer questions about our work and different types of planned gifts, and to provide sample language.

Consult our List of Planned Gift Types

Complete our Planned Gift Interest Form for Additional Information

Donor Testimonials
June Guido and Hugo

June Guido is a founding member of the Bouvier Health Foundation. She advocates for canine health research knowing it will benefit not just dogs, but humans as well. Read more about Ms. Guido's legacy >>

Marshall "Pete" Simonds was an integral supporter of the AKC Canine Heath Foundation both during his lifetime and with a generous bequest at his passing in 2008. Read more about Mr. Simonds' legacy >>

Margaret W. Pratt was a long-time supporter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. She knew that research focusing on canine health was important, particularly for her favorite breed, Miniature Schnauzers. That’s why she chose to leave a portion of her estate to CHF. Read more about Ms. Pratt's legacy >>

Membership in the Heritage Society

Once you've made a planned gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation you will be recognized as a member of the Heritage Society.  You may also join the Heritage Society anonymously. As a Heritage Society member you will receive regular Foundation communications, invitations to special events, and a Heritage Society lapel pin. 

Heritage Society Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter written specifically for Heritage Society members and those considering a planned gift to benefit future generations of dogs.

Summer 2020 Issue

Fall 2020 Issue

Winter 2021 Issue

Spring 2021 Issue

Summer 2021 Issue

Please print the Heritage Society Enrollment Form and return to:
AKC Canine Health Foundation
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27617
Fax: 919-334-4011

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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