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Legacy Society

"By joining Maya's Legacy Society, I know that we are doing something that will put love and positivity back into the world. What a joy to be a part of that."
Kathy, Maya's Legacy Society, California

Maya’s Legacy Society is named for Farm Sanctuary’s very first cow rescue. During an investigation in 1987, Gene Baur saw a tiny black and white calf, only a few days old. Trembling, terrified, and weak, this calf had been left to die. Gene picked her up and took her home.

Maya was very ill, but made a full recovery with treatment. She lived almost 22 years at sanctuary, and she became known as a matriarch and a protector. Maya would welcome new arrivals to the cow herd, and unconditionally mother and love orphaned calves. These bonds lasted a lifetime. When she passed, Maya left a magnificent legacy of heart and inspiration behind that continues today.

Our Maya's Legacy Society members are also fierce protectors of farm animals. This group is made up of visionary and committed supporters like you who have made plans to continue their help for farm animals for years to come.

As a member of this wonderful group, you will receive special benefits including invitations to special events and tours, a beautiful Legacy pin, and our annual Maya’s Legacy Society Bulletin.

Most importantly, your Maya’s Legacy Society membership will bring you meaning and joy, inspire others to make similar gifts, and continue your life-changing help for farm animals far into the future.

Please complete and submit the Maya’s Legacy Society reply form below to learn more, or to let us know about your legacy gift to Farm Sanctuary. To talk about the many opportunities for legacy giving, please contact us at or 607-583-2225.

Thank you for all you do to protect farm animals.

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