Taps Foundation

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In 2021, the TAPS Foundation was created as a supporting organization of TAPS to help ensure that our mission to save shelter animals continues for years to come.    The Foundation’s goal is to help TAPS build toward the future, address emerging needs,  create long-term viability and stability to help support our mission for as long as homeless dogs and cats need a safe-haven to call home.

You can be an important part of the TAPS legacy by creating a legacy of your own when you leave a meaningful gift to the TAPS foundation either during your lifetime or as part of your estate planning to help TAPS carry out our mission to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats for years to come.  Your gift has the power to not only help dogs and cats today, but for future generations too.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can create a lasting impact on the lives of homeless shelter pets through a gift to the TAPS Foundation, please contact TAPS Foundation Board President, Claire Maquet, TAPS Board President,tapsfoundation@tapsshelter.org

TAPS Foundation Board of Directors

Claire Maquet, President
Nancy Affolter, Vice President
Brooke Miller, Treasurer
Jeff Gillis, Secretary
Richie Rich
Val Squillante
Mark Welp
TAPS Foundation, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL  61554
Federal Tax ID# :  87-2873610
Sample language:
“I give toTazewell Animal Protective Society Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL  61554, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as TAPS Foundation determines that the need exists. If TAPS Foundation shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists, or for some reason it is not possible to administer my gift as originally intended, then TAPS Foundation may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above.”