Planned Giving

PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

You do not need to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Make your core values known by making a planned gift to the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology by becoming a member of our Legacy Society. Members of our Legacy Society are generous and forward thinking donors who will support our long-term success and be long remembered.

In addition to supporting our work through your generous cash donations, here are other ways you can contribute to the sustainability of the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology in the long term. Gifts can be any amount and can be made directly to our organization or can be added to our endowment managed by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Many of these options are a win-win for the donor and the organization. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to discuss the tax implications of these options.

Bequests

One of the easiest ways to help involves simply naming the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology in your will and living trust. A bequest may be for a particular dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Estate tax savings may be significant.

Life Insurance Policy and Retirement Assets

Often overlooked by donors, naming the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology as a partial beneficiary of these assets can provide support for the organization.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to leave a gift in the care of the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology, while earning income for yourself during your lifetime. The tow most popular life income gifts are charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Complex Gifts

If you are a business owner, own real property or have any other type of complex asset, giving options exist that can both benefit your family financially and help the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology.

Legacy Society members become a special part of the Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology donor family. They are also honored with:

  • Recognition on our website
  • Recognition at our annual fundraising dinner

 

Contact Pat Gleason, Treasurer at gleasonpj@me.com to learn more about these opportunities.