Wills & Bequests
Once you take care of your loved ones, please consider The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation as an outright or remainder charitable beneficiary of your Last Will & Testament or Revocable Living Trust. Even Codicils and successor beneficiary designations may be made as your needs change over time. Through your charitable bequest, you can provide a gift that ensures future services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment and independence.
Sample Bequest Language
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, (____ % of my remaining estate, the sum of $_______, a description of the specific asset), for the best possible use of advancing Goodwill of Southwest Florida's mission serving people with disabilities and disadvantages." If for any reason the mission of Goodwill of Southwest Florida should ever change or cease to exist prior to this bequest being realized, then it is my desire for my bequest to the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation be utilized by the Foundation Board and staff in keeping with my original donative intent herein stated."
Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Life Insurance, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Real & Personal Property
There are a variety of assets and charitable transfer methods that you can employ which create wonderful pathways for optimal generosity and joyful philanthropy. We will be happy to discuss and explore each of these various tax-wise opportunities with you and your advisors. Simply give us a call (239) 995-2106 ext. 2247 or email us about your specific situation and we will work with you in confidence and without obligation toward the optimal charitable plan that benefits you, your family and Goodwill's mission.
The Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society
The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation's Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society was established specifically with your giving in mind... to help educate others through peer donor testimonials, to recognize you and your family's legacy and to celebrate your thoughtfully planned philanthropy in support of Goodwill's mission. We look forward to welcoming you into The Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society when you deem it appropriate and befitting of your charitable plans established with us. We understand family and life circumstances are always subject to change which is why Society membership is provided to you both voluntarily and with the protection of anonymity as you wish.
We thank you for considering and planning a charitable gift with Goodwill in mind, and we look forward to hearing from you to help serve you in that process.
TAX I.D. 26-3590251
ATTN: Carolyn Johnson, Vice President of Communication and Development
Goodwill Opportunity Center, 5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33905
"Friends of Goodwill, be dissatisfied with your work until every...person in your community has an opportunity to develop to his fullest usefulness and enjoy a maximum of abundant living."
- Edgar J. Helms (1863-1942) Founder of Goodwill Industries
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOODWILL FOUNDATION'S REGISTRATION # IS CH29995. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.