September 1, 2016 (Danville, VA) – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is now accepting donations to support enhancements and possible expansions to the new Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter being constructed on Route 29 in Blairs.
Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund
The Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund was opened in 2008 by a private donor with The Community Foundation to benefit the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter and encourage the construction of a new shelter. Several grants have been made to the County and the local SPCA chapter from the Fund.
In August, 2016, the Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors approved entering into a new agreement with The Community Foundation to accept new pass-through donations into the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund to support short and long-term enhancements and possible expansions to the new Shelter. The new shelter will provide significant improvements for the care of unclaimed dogs and cats as well as more visible and easier access for area citizens interested in adoption. The current Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter has had repeated violations due to inability to clean and dry the floors properly, which leads to diseases being spread between the animals.
The Board of Supervisors awarded the bid for the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter to Blair Construction, with two alternates for a total construction cost of $3.24 million. The two alternates are acoustical panels, to cut down on noise, and a small addition to the north side of the building, which adds $94,000 to the base bid of $3.14 million.
Other alternatives that were cut from the bid but may be added if sufficient funds are raised through The Community Foundation include:
• Real Life/Visitation Addition
• Livestock Shelter
• Matching Veneer Siding
Donors may also be given special naming opportunities throughout the project.
Area donors have already created several other animal welfare funds with The Community Foundation, including the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund (V.E.T. Fund), Animal Welfare Fund and the Irving H. and Louise Hambrick Scarce Animal Welfare Fund. Anyone can donate to the any of these funds or start their own fund.
How to Give
Animal lovers who wish to support the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund can send donations to The Community Foundation, 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541. Online credit card gifts can be made here. Please designate the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund for your gift.
In addition to monetary donations, the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region also considers donations of property and other assets. These donations can often relieve tax burdens for those who donate, their estates or their heirs. Our professional advisors will work with you to find the best options available for maximizing your gift’s value.
Appreciated Property – Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate can result in dual tax benefits; the full value of the assets are usually deductible, with no capital gains tax paid on the appreciation.
Wills – A will bequest made to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is deductible for federal estate tax purposes and may result in additional savings on state inheritance and estate taxes.
IRAs – Donors who are 70 ½ or more may gift funds directly from their IRA to The Community Foundation. Others can make the Foundation a beneficiary. In both cases, such gifts may eliminate significant income-tax liabilities for the estate.
Life Insurance – A life insurance gift, through a new or existing policy, offers a cost-effective way to make a significant gift to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, 501c3 public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Foundation services a region from Martinsville/Henry County through Danville/Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, including Caswell County and the neighboring North Carolina counties.