Planned Giving

We honor the visionary spirit and commitment of our legacy contributions. Its with these gifts that our supporters make a long-term difference. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our tax ID # is 93-0621534.

DoveLewis’ annual Legacy Society spring brunch has been cancelled. Please join us online at this site on Friday, May 8 for a special video message to all of our Legacy members.


We hope you enjoyed the video! If you’d like to have a more in-depth conversation about what’s going on at DoveLewis, please feel free to reach out to our team:

We’d love to hear from you. Thank you for including DoveLewis in your future legacy.

Honoring Visionary Spirit and Commitment

The Dr. Richard Werner Legacy Society

Legacy gifts achieve remarkable impact on our capacity to grow, develop and remain vital for future generations of animals and humans. Legacy society members understand and believe in our mission and generously aid in its preservation. The Dr. Richard Werner Legacy Society was established to thank and honor these visionary individuals. 

Our legacy society is named for Dr. Richard Werner, DVM, one of the founding fathers of our hospital. He worked tirelessly with A.B. Lewis and the Portland Veterinary Medical Association, demonstrating that an emergency hospital would be a sound financial investment and a supportive resource for the entire community. Dr. Werner and A.B. Lewis also pioneered DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital’s first Planned Giving program by encouraging citizens to include DoveLewis in their will by hand delivering flyers to local agencies, businesses and community members.

How will you use my gift?

We encourage you to designate your estate gifts to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Such gifts provide unrestricted support for the greatest needs of DoveLewis, but we are committed to excellent stewardship of your gift. If you have a specific purpose for your gift, we’ll work with you to ensure that your philanthropic vision can be implemented.

How do I become a member?

Individuals who support DoveLewis with an estate plan gift are invited to join the society. The Dr. Richard Werner Legacy Society is strictly honorary in nature and involves no dues, obligations or solicitations. 

If you have provided for DoveLewis in a planned gift but have not yet informed us, please complete this response form. You will receive a letter welcoming and confirming you into the society. Members are invited to special events and receive regular updates on Legacy Society news.

Is DoveLewis Already in Your Estate?

Please complete this charitable response form so we can thank you and welcome you with the benefits of this charitable level. 

Gift Response Form

Contact Us

We can answer questions to help finalize your plans.

IRS Determination Letter

Sample Letter

An Example for Charitable Bequests in Wills or Trusts
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