When she passed away in 2014 at the age of 93, Ms. Janice K. Halliday bequeathed the bulk of her $2 million estate to the Baker Institute in memory of her parents, J.W. and Elsie K. Halliday. A dog lover and lifelong resident of Essex, Connecticut, Ms. Halliday’s bequest will be used to continue the research at the Institute she so ardently supported during her lifetime.

An annual contributor to the Institute in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ms. Halliday was a long time employee of the Northeast Utilities System, which often matched her gifts.

Ms. Halliday was first introduced to the Institute by her late veterinarian Niel Pieper ‘32, who made a gift in memory of one of her beloved dogs. Dr. Pieper was, himself, a great supporter of the Institute and served on the Advisory Council from 1977 to 1993.

Like other nonprofits, the Baker Institute relies on financial support from donors to continue its work. By making a planned gift, you can significantly improve the Institute’s ability to carry out cutting-edge research in animal health to improve the lives of animals and the humans who love them. If you are interested in learning more about planned giving, please contact Cornell’s Office of Gift Planning at 1.800.481.1865, by email at gift_planning@cornell.edu or online at alumni.cornell.giftplans.org.