Legacy Society

We have rebranded the 1870s Associates program and are excited to unveil the new “Legacy Society” to thank donors who have remembered HSMO in their estate plans!


Legacy Society logo The Legacy Society recognizes those individuals who have elected to make contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri through a planned gift.

Since 1870 the Humane Society of Missouri has served the local and state communities as a tireless defender of animal welfare. From its modest beginnings in downtown St. Louis to its current status as the fourth largest and fifth oldest humane society in the United States, the Humane Society of Missouri has led the fight against animal abuse and neglect. Our history is an unbroken record of achievement and unwavering commitment to cruelty prevention and humane education unmatched by any like organization in Missouri.

The Legacy Society is a program dedicated to the continuation of the Humane Society of Missouri's programs and services. By becoming a member of the Legacy Society, you will have an opportunity to become part of our rich legacy for generations to come.

To become a member of the Legacy Society, simply inform Arthur Hailand, at 314-951-1584 or via e-mail at ahailand@hsmo.org, that you have provided for the Humane Society of Missouri with a planned gift or a bequest in a will or trust.


A planned gift to the Humane Society of Missouri today will assure your own financial security while also helping us provide continued support to more than 65,000 animals and their owners each year. And through the Legacy Society you can enjoy immediate benefits of recognition for your thoughtfulness. Members receive the following:

  • Member names appear on the Legacy Society plaque in the mall area of the Macklind Headquarters.*
  • Members are invited to an exclusive annual event with the president of the Humane Society of Missouri.
  • Members are extended invitations to educational seminars on personal and family financial planning.

*If you wish to be anonymous, of course we will honor that request.