Donors and Volunteers are our heroes. You make our entire organization possible. Last year alone we had over 137 Donors and 30 Volunteers giving 30,000 hours. This allowed us to serve over 106 households living with at least one dog or cat. Our Donors and Volunteers are responsible for improving lives and making all the difference in the communities we serve.

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View our Affiliates and Sponsors.

Donor Levels

Each Donor is a true One Health Hero!

Make an immediate impact with secure online gift using your credit card. Your name will appear in the Annual Report for the fiscal year in which your contribution was made (July 1st to June 30th of the following year). To keep your name on each subsequent Annual Report, you must make an annual gift.

See all of our current One Health Donors here!

- Elite Champion: $10,000+
- Grand Champion: $5,000-9,999
- Great Champion: $1,000-4,999
- Super Champion: $250-999
- Champion: $50-249
- Sidekick: $1 - 49

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind consideration.

Tax Deductions

Other ways you can make a tax-deductible financial contribution include the following:

  • Cash or equivalent, such as checks
  • Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
  • Name One Health Organization as a beneficiary in a will, IRA, life insurance policy, charitable lead trust, or charitable remainder trust
  • Assign ownership of a life insurance policy to One Health Organization only if the donor will cover the premiums each year in an annual gift

Please note that we do not accept charitable gift annuities at this time, but can discuss the opportunity to do so for a minimum gift of $10,000.

If you wish to make a charitable gift and want to contact us by mail, please send mail to our administrative office at One Health Organization, Department of Resource Development, 596 Battles Rd, Gates Mills, OH 44040.

If you would like to learn more about how any of the above can reduce your taxes, please contact a financial advisor, lawyer, or accountant about reducing the amount you need to pay in taxes. There are many reputable people and companies you can use to provide you with free information about these opportunities. However, it is up to you to investigate the best fit for you and your situation.

Estate and Inheritance Tax Law

This is what our research uncovered about estate and inheritance tax law if you have someone special you'd like to help when you're still alive or after you pass away.

"Under current law U.S. citizens and residents must pay taxes to the federal government on transfer of property both during life and at death. These taxes are due under three separate tax systems: the estate tax, the generation-skipping transfer tax and the gift tax. Currently the top tax rate for all three taxes is 35%. The estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes have a 5 million dollar exemption for individuals (10 million for couples) during the tax years 2011 and 2012. The estate tax exemption is “portable” which means that when one spouse dies the unused amount goes to the surviving spouse and can be used at his or her death.

Currently, each individual can make an absolutely tax-free gift of $13,000.00 per donee ($26,000.00 for married couples) per year. If an individual or couple gives a gift exceeding the $13,000.00 ($26,000.00) annual exclusion amount, then it becomes a taxable gift. To the extent that such a gift is taxable, it reduces the 5 million dollar exemption amount from the estate tax. For example, if an individual makes a 1 million dollar taxable gift in 2011 and dies in 2012 with an estate valued at 5 million dollars, the 5 million dollar exemption amount is reduced by 1 million reflecting the 1 million dollar taxable gift to 4 million. That means that 1 million of the 5 million dollar estate is taxable.

The foregoing information regarding federal gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes applies only for the years 2011 and 2012. If Congress does not modify the tax code before 2013, the gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes revert back to their status in 2001 which included only a 1 million dollar lifetime exclusion amount."

Of course, there may also be taxes at the state and local level that you'd need to explore.

Legal Information

Summary

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Dr. Anna M. van Heeckeren, MS, DVM
Founder, President, and CEO
596 Battles Rd
Gates Mills, OH 44040
Main: (216) 920-3051
FAX: (216) 455-0980
E-mail: Dr.Anna@OneHealth.org

Legal Support Provided By

Jeffrey P. Consolo, JD
Member
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Ave E, Ste 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114
Direct: 216.348.5805
FAX: 216.348.5474
E-mail: jconsolo@mcdonaldhopkins.com
www.mcdonaldhopkins.com

Independent Accounting Support Provided By

Patton and Company, Certified Public Accountants
835 Sharon Drive
Rocky River, OH 44145
440.333.4300
E-mail: John@PattonCPA.com
http://www.pattoncpa.com/

Pet Trusts

If you have a One Health Family, there are Pet Trusts available in the State of Ohio. Your state may also allow you to establish a Pet Trust.

This is what our research uncovered about taking care of your pet when you're still alive or after you pass away in the State of Ohio from past One Health Organization Board member Marc Stolarsky.

First Steps You Can Take Right Now

  • Select a trustee, as well as a primary and secondary caregiver.
  • Put your pet care instructions in writing. You should designate where your pet will live, what it will eat, and any medication or medical treatment it will be provided by the trust.
  • Identify any health problems, medications or treatments, schedule of vet visits.
  • The pet trust will require sufficient funding to provide for the pet. Figure the potential expenses and set this money aside, if possible.

Preparing For the Death of Your Pet

  • Decide what to do after the pet dies. Any remaining funds in the trust will have to be disbursed somehow (perhaps to your favorite animal charity [like One Health Organization])
  • Do you have a plan for the burial of your pet? Many pet owners want their pets interred with them. Be sure to specify this, too.
  • You can create a power of attorney for pet decision making and a living will for your pet.