Central Point, OR – Dogs for Better Lives (DBL) recently added a Planned Giving Director, Wanda Cockey, to our team to better serve members of our community with the legacy planning resources they need while offering a dedicated contact to answer any questions or concerns about legacy plans.
Wanda Cockey has been with DBL for nearly 6 years and has spent over three decades matching individuals with the missions of nonprofits they care about. She recently received her Certification as a Planned Giving Specialist through Long Beach State University’s Philanthropic Studies.
Along with Wanda’s expertise, we have invested in new tools to support people like you at any stage of your personal planning. These tools include a planning resource website which includes calculators, planning guides and pertinent news, as well as the option to receive a monthly e-newsletter focused on the topic.
“Dogs for Better Lives is committed to supporting those who share our concern for individuals with disabilities and the dogs that assist them,” said CEO Bryan Williams. With this in mind, we are thrilled to be able to provide this resource to members of our community.”
One of Wanda’s initial efforts will be the formation of the Planned Giving Council (PGC), a dedicated group of experts in their field. The council will be comprised of a Certified Public Accountant, Financial Planner, Trust Administration expert, Estate Attorney, Banker, and a Real Estate professional.
Through this council, DBL will offer free online webinars and in-person events that share expertise and updates on tax laws, estate planning significance and more. Wanda and our network of professionals will provide critical information regarding gifts that offer a lifetime income to you or your loved ones when developing your legacy plans.
“Whether you have started your planning efforts or not, these resources are extended to you at any time and in any stage of your personal planning,” stated Planned Giving Director Wanda Cockey. “I look forward to assisting anyone seeking more information about these sometimes complex discussions.”