DONOR RECOGNITION SOCIETIES
Philanthropic Gifts save Lighthouses!. Charitable gifts play a critical role in making it possible to protect, preserve and restore Florida’s remaining 30 historic lighthouses. A 2002 study done by the State of Florida estimates that it will take over $20 million dollars to preserve Florida's 30 remaining historic lighthouse towers.
FLA recognizes donors for annual gifts made October 1 to September 30
LUMEN SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who make gifts of $250 or more
A gift of $250 can pay for two classrooms from transportation and program costs for a local school to have a field trip to a lighthouse and learn about Florida maritime history and the importance of preservation
BEACON SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who make gifts of $500 or more
A gift of $500 can rebuild five historic iron steps in a lighthouse tower.
During the transition year of 2012 FLA 365 Club members who made a gift in 2011 will be recognized as Beacon Society Members
PRISM SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more
A gift of $1,000 will ~
- purchase enough specialized marine paint to allow a volunteer to completely paint an historic building
- provide a day of ground penetrating radar to aid archeologists in their discovery of artifacts located on lighthouse grounds.
FRESNEL SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who make gifts of $5,000 or more
A gift of $5,000 can help a volunteer preservationist strip and repaint a historic building.
TOWER SOCIETY ~ recognizes donors who make gifts of $10,000 or more
A gift of $10,000 or more will
- enable a trained volunteer to completely restore an antique lens system
- provide a roof for an historic out building such as an oil house, or wash room.
FLA recognizes donors who include a charitable gift
to FLA restoration efforts in their estate plan
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
FLA recognizes donors who make cumulative gifts of $25,000
or more, in perpetuity
PHAROS SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE ROLL OF HONOR ~ recognizes donors who's cumulative gifts total $25,000 or more
- $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
DONOR RECOGNITION EVENTS
Donors have a significant impact on lighthouse restoration and preservation efforts. In recognition FLA Philanthropists are invited to participate in special educational events and tours.
At the October Lighthouse Congress donors were invited to tour St. Joseph Point Lighthouse.
Beacon Society donors had a sunset supper while they watched a spectacular sunset over the bay.
- Prism, Fresnel and Tower Society joined Danny Raffield for afternoon tea and a special tour of the house and lantern room in addition to the sunset supper.
Daniel Raffield (left) hosts donors (left to right) Wanda Mayo, Ken Smith and Ronald & Christine Ecker in the Lantern Room at St Joesph's Lighthouse.
Return to this page for information on events planned for the February 2012 Mayport Lighthouse meeting.
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