FLA recognizes donors for annual gifts made during an 18 month period
June 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 archaeologists 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 archaeological 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 membership meetings.
Daniel Raffield (left) hosts donors (left to right) Wanda Mayo, Ken Smith and Ronald & Christine Ecker in the Lantern Room at St Joseph's Lighthouse.
For help and informationContact FLA's VP for Philanthropic Revenue Development
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 destructibility, 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.
The Internal Revenue Service has classified the Florida Lighthouse Assoication as a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3). 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.