Legacy Challenge

Thank You to the Suzanne Engel Legacy Challenge Supporters

A matching gift challenge that enables animal lovers to make an immediate impact with a new legacy gift for Lollypop Farm.


Goal: 50 new legacy gifts by January 31, 2019 to help animals in need – now and in the future.

Make an Even Greater Impact Now For Greater Rochester’s Animals

When you let us know about a new legacy gift to Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, Suzanne Engel will donate $1,000 today in your honor! By documenting the gift from your will, trust or by beneficiary designation, you can direct the matching funds to the animals you love most. Your commitment and foresight will have an even greater impact today.

Meet Suzanne Engel

Suzanne’s commitment to animals is apparent to everyone who knows her. Her cat family has included numerous strays and several adopted cats from Lollypop Farm. Suzanne is a longstanding supporter of Lollypop Farm and we are grateful for her generous offer to inspire legacy gift commitments from supporters like you.

“I believe all animals deserve to be respected, safe and loved. I’ve seen firsthand the special loving care provided to animals at Lollypop Farm. I’m honored to support their efforts.”
– Suzanne Engel

This is why she has generously established the Suzanne Engel Legacy Challenge, which enables animal lovers to make an immediate impact with a new gift in their will or trust for Lollypop Farm.

How You Can Benefit by Joining the Suzanne Engel Legacy Challenge

When you join the Suzanne Engel Legacy Challenge, you make a difference – now and in the future – for animals in need. Here’s how you benefit as well:

  • You activate an immediate $1,000 donation from Suzanne Engel that will be used now to care for Greater Rochester’s animals.
  • By documenting your gift, you can direct the matching funds to the animals you love most.
  • You create a legacy around your love for animals.
  • You are welcomed into our legacy giving society, our way of honoring a special group of friends like you, who have made a lasting commitment to care for Rochester’s animal population.
  • You will inspire other people to support Lollypop Farm, making an even greater impact, and you will be recognized for your generous commitment. However, if you prefer, we will honor your choice to remain anonymous.
  • Invitations to specialized or local events.
  • You demonstrate your commitment to ensuring these animals are cared for so future generations can form bonds and love them just as you have.

The Suzanne Engel Legacy Challenge Restrictions

  1. You must create or revise your estate documents to include Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, prior to January 31, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis for the first new 50 documented gifts.
  2. If you have already included a gift in your will for Lollypop Farm prior to January 31, 2019 but have not yet told us, your gift also qualifies.
  3. You will need to let us know how your intended future gift will be fulfilled. Plans that include Lollypop Farm as a contingent beneficiary do not qualify. A contingent beneficiary means that Lollypop Farm will receive the gift only if a certain contingency is met. For example, “My sister will receive $10,000 from my estate. If she is not living at the time the gift is realized, Lollypop Farm will receive those funds.”
  4. When you set up and notify Lollypop Farm of a new gift in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, Suzanne Engel will make an immediate donation of $1,000 to Lollypop Farm. The donation will be made in your honor, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

I’m here to help

Cathie Wright, CFRE
Vice President for Development & Donor Relations
585-223-1330 ext. 245