The Forever Farm Endowment
Over the past six years, Friends for Life has worked hard to develop the Forever Farm, a lifelong sanctuary for senior and special needs animals. Although we work hard to find homes for all the dogs and cats that we rescue, the reality is that many will need to make our sanctuary their home for the rest of their lives. We have made a commitment to these special animals to care for each of them as we would our own loved ones and to ensure that they are free from suffering of any kind – hunger, discomfort, disease, or loneliness. In addition to providing for their daily needs – it is essential that we plan for their futures, as we would our own.
Thanks to the thoughtful bequest of a very special supporter, we have been able to establish The Forever Farm Endowment. We know that the compassionate woman who left Friends for Life this special gift would applaud our use of these funds. Our goal is to grow this special endowment and use only the income as a perpetual resource to sustain the Forever Farm. It is our sincere hope that other “friends” who support our mission will help us provide a secure future to the residents of the Forever Farm by directing their tax deductible donations to this endowment.
We are extremely fortunate to have another “friend”, Jon Randolph Green, MBA,CPA,CFP, JD, president of Encompass Advisors, in Brevard, North Carolina, to manage this important endowment. Jon was selected as one of America’s Top Financial Planners Specializing in Retirement Income Planning in 2007 and 2008, by The Consumers Research Council of America, and is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). With 35 years of experience in finance and investments, Jon, who has graciously waived his management fees, will help our endowment funds grow to provide the security so important for the Forever Farm. Jon and his wife Susan, became staunch supporters of Friends for Life after attending a Forever Farm Open House this past summer, and meeting the very special animals we care for. In fact, one wonderful doggie alumni, Benji, is now a member of the Green family. Jon sees the use of his talents in managing our endowment as a way he can show his compassion for all animals – especially the “forgotten ones” that reside at the Forever Farm.
Please consider supporting Friends for Life, and the special animals we care for, by making a donation of cash or equities to our Forever Farm Endowment, or by including us in your planned giving. Questions concerning the endowment, or the donation of equities, can be directed to Jon Green, Encompass Advisors, at 828-884-8840. For information concerning Friends for Life or the Forever Farm, please call 828-508-2460. Friends for Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.