WILLS AND GIFTS COMMITTEE

 

The Wills and Gifts Committee is charged with ensuring a sound financial future for our Masonic Home by educating both Masons and non-Masons alike about the various estate planning and gift programs available.  There are several categories of gift-giving available to anyone who wishes to make a donation to our Masonic Home. Wills and Gifts

 

Bequest Gifts:  For many of us, a charitable bequest is the easiest and      best way to make a gift to our Masonic Home. By means of your will or other estate plan, you can name the Masonic Home as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate. Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on.

 

Charitable Gift Annuities: These gift annuities will provide you (and/or someone you designate) with income for the rest of your life, avoid capital gains tax, and leaves a lasting gift to our Masonic Home. A portion of this income stream may be tax-free and you will receive a charitable deduction for the value of your future gift to the Masonic Home. Our Grand Lodge has created a brochure entitled “The Charitable Gift Annuity Program” that will help educate potential donors about the advantages of utilizing this gifting strategy. We have also gathered a list of Brothers that are willing to speak to potential donors on an individual or group basis to provide further information regarding this program.  You may contact me directly or a Zone Chairman in order to arrange for an educational workshop in your area.

 

Outright Gifts:  These gifts include one-time or ongoing donations of cash or other assets that you wish to donate to the Masonic Home. Typically, these gifts have favorable tax advantages associated with them which may be received right away.

 

Donating Online:  You can make a donation today by visiting the Masonic Home of Florida’s website and click on the “Donate Now” icon. You may choose to contribute to several of our recognition programs on behalf of yourself, your Lodge, or a loved one.

 

In order to assist in making decisions regarding planned giving, Grand Lodge has developed a brochure entitled “A Guide to Wills & Trusts in Florida.” Also, Grand Lodge has a list of attorneys, within the Fraternity, who are willing to assist Masons and non-Masons in making charitable bequests to the Masonic Home.

 

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