Florida Lighthouse Association





Preserving, Restoring, Protecting & Defending Florida's Lighthouse Towers

Estate Gifts from Wills and Trusts
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Your estate gift to the Florida Lighthouse Association will help safeguard Florida’s remaining historic lighthouses for future generations!


 

YOU CAN BEQUEATH

¨    The remainder or “residue” of your estate (what is left over after your other bequests)

¨    Your entire estate

¨     A percentage of your estate

¨     A specific dollar amount or specific assets

¨     A contingent bequest that passes to the Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc. in the event your primary beneficiary predeceases you.


POSSIBLE WORDING FOR WILLS or TRUSTS

I Bequeath ______________________ to the Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc. (mailing address at PO Box 1676, St. Petersburg, Florida 33731), a Florida not-for-profit corporation, headquartered in Pinellas County, Florida.

(Please be sure to use our complete name, address and Federal Tax ID)


MODIFY YOUR EXISTING ESTATE PLAN

WITH AN AMENDMENT TO YOUR TRUST OR A CODICILS TO A WILL

If you do not want to rewrite your estate planning documents, you can still remember
Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc. by using a codicil to your will
 or an amendment to your trust.


As a charitable non-profit organization, the Internal Revenue Service has designated the Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc, a 501 (c) (3) organization.   FLA's Federal Tax ID Number is 59-3425184


FLA recognizes donors who include a charitable gift in their estate plan

PHAROS SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE ROLL OF HONOR ~ FLA recognizes donors who make cumulative gifts of $25,000  or more, IN PERPETUITY

  • $25,000 can rescue and completely restore an out building on an historic lighthouse grounds
  • $50,000 can completely restore the inside iron work of an historic lantern room or can restore a 150 year old Fresnel lens

LIGHT KEEPERS LEGACY SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who include a gift in their estate plan

  • An estate gift of $100,000 can completely restore all the historic ironwork in a brick lighthouse tower or fund a years worth of archeological or historic research by a graduate student team. 
  • A gift of $1,000,000 will restore a lighthouse because that is what it costs to completely restore one of the towers -- and that restoration has to be done every ten years

Independent Counsel - - All donors are encouraged to seek independent financial and legal counsel when executing wills, trusts, contracts and other agreements.  FLA will provide educational information and assistance to donors however, the ultimate responsibility regarding evaluations, tax deductibility, and/or similar legal local, state and/or federal compliance issues rests with the donor and/or such counsel as the donor may wish to secure.


A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH8757) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES ON THEIR WEBSITE OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


Florida Lighthouse Association PO Box 1676, St Petersburg, Florida 33731

(727) 667-7775           Info@FloridaLighthouses.org


A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH8757) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES ON  THEIR WEBSITE   OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR  RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


    

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