Fund Story

The Polad Animal Care Endowment Fund was started in 1998 by the late Mrs. Paget Polad through her will to help animals that have become homeless as a result of their owners death, disappearance, or inability to care for them. Mrs. Polad’s thoughtful gift has granted more than $20,000 to the area’s animal-serving organizations.

  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 3.5% per transaction. When donating online, we invite you to select the option to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or
  • If you prefer to donate by check, our mailing address is 422 Franklin St, Suite C, Michigan City, IN 46360. Please include the fund name(s) you wish to donate to in the memo line.