About our Heritage Society

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Enrolling is simple. The only qualification for membership is to advise Southeastern Guide Dogs that some sort of testamentary provision has been made. The size of the planned gift does not need to be disclosed except for those individuals who would like to serve as Founders.

Membership Levels

  • Member: Any size legacy
  • Founder: A legacy of $100,000 or more

Member and Founder Benefits

  • Receive a distinctive Heritage Society Member pin
  • Receive regular school updates
  • Receive recognition in our annual report, on our website, and  through signage on our recognition sculpture in Freedom Courtyard

To learn more, please email Andy Kramer, Director of Development, or call 941.845.1894.

Members of our Heritage Society ensure the long-term stability and continued provision for the highest quality of services for our school.

Vehicles of Generosity

Charitable bequests: A will provides for the people you care about. A charitable bequest through a will or a living trust creates a lasting partnership with our school and mission.

Life-income gifts through a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity: These gifts generate income for life for the donor at attractive rates of return and create a legacy for future generations.

Retirement plan or IRA beneficiary designations: Name Southeastern Guide Dogs as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA account.

Life insurance gift: Name Southeastern Guide Dogs as the owner of a paid life insurance policy or as a beneficiary under a policy.

Charitable lead trust: A charitable lead trust names Southeastern Guide Dogs as the beneficiary of income for a specified number of years. The corpus of the trust eventually goes to other named beneficiaries, such as children or grandchildren, thereby avoiding substantial taxes.

Please speak with your financial advisor or attorney to review the specific tax benefits of your planned gift.

Heritage Society Members

Chairman

  • Bobby Newman

Founders

  • Henri & Patricia Anatole
  • David & Deborah Barnhart
  • Margaret & Isaac Barpal
  • Michael & Dee Bennett
  • Warren & Marie Beuttenmuller
  • Ron & Carole Bloom
  • Suzanne & Dallas Branch
  • Diane Broda
  • Anne Brown
  • Kathryn F. Champion
  • Albert H. Cohen
  • Thomas & Patricia Collins
  • George & Nancy Cottrell
  • Joel & Sandy Cuba
  • Dr. David Davenport and Deanna Day
  • Dr. Charleen Evans-Thomas & James Spurgeon Thomas
  • Helena Fallon
  • Alix Franzblau
  • Johanna Walsh Freeman
  • Missy & Tim Griffy
  • Fanny Haine
  • Keith G. Hirst
  • Meg Hughes
  • J.W. & Janice Kelly
  • Frances Jones Kramer
  • Jerry Kramer
  • Carla & Don Landy
  • Suzette & John Lodge
  • C. Thomas and Ruth E. McCully
  • Brian & Patricia McHugh
  • Dana & Muffet Moran
  • William & Tanga Moyle
  • Dr. David & Kathy Nateman
  • Bobby & Merideth Newman
  • The Newton Family
  • John Petkevis
  • Kathleen E. Riley
  • Frances Wood Roberts
  • Dr. Thad & Patricia Rodda
  • Deborah Sanders
  • Mary Scharf
  • Neil W. Scott
  • Dr. Harris & Micheline Silverman
  • Norman & Phyllis Siskel
  • Jay & Ruth Strohl
  • Katie & Scott Tyler
  • John & Yvonne Whitcomb
  • Russell & Ruth White
  • Aaron & Mary Wildstein
  • Eric & Jan Williams
  • Mrs. Roger Williams III
  • Kristy Wray

Members

  • Evelyn Adams
  • Helen Arnold
  • Lois Avery
  • Jane & Kevin Baird
  • James Barge
  • Bob & Barbara Beck
  • Esther Beckett
  • John & Regine Behoff
  • Audrey Bickford
  • Mary Frances and Jim Bransford
  • Nadine Bray
  • Tom Bremer
  • Bill & Sandy Briggs
  • Hazel Burnett
  • Bart and Jana Butler
  • Harvey & Barbara Campbell
  • Jane Carroll
  • Mac & Kathleen Cauley
  • Zou Cherry
  • Murray Chidester
  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Scott & Kelly Collins
  • Jacqueline Cominotti
  • Anita & Henry Conrad, Jr.
  • James & Barbara Cook
  • Catherine Costanzo
  • Cameron Cox
  • Tessie Cox
  • Bob Minthorn & Sue Croley
  • Lacey Cross
  • Joseph & Vickie Crupi
  • Richard & Joan Czeck
  • Dr. Charles & Jean Czermak, Jr.
  • Jane Davisson
  • Rafael De Acha & Kimberly Daniel De Acha
  • Jason & Jennifer DePaola
  • Lois DeVuyst
  • Margaret Falls DiBianco
  • Donald & Peggy Dionne
  • Martha Edwards
  • D. Jane Ellis
  • Vivian Everiss
  • Kathye Faries
  • Carol & Nathan Forrester
  • Alice French
  • James and Mary Funsten
  • Gwen Givens
  • Margaret Glode
  • Carol and Scott Glush
  • Katherine Goad
  • Bernard Goldenzweig
  • Jean Goodwin
  • Mary & George Graner
  • Debbie and Frela Grubb
  • Rian & Debra Harpie
  • Barbara Owens Hart
  • Carla Hart
  • Laura & Mauro Harto
  • Ed Hayes
  • Carolyn Hoe
  • Mim Hollowell
  • Dee Homer
  • Kathy Jablonicky
  • Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Jaki
  • Simon and Lillian Jaret
  • Stephen C. Johnson
  • Gail Jordan
  • Diana Jean Kelley
  • Renate Kelley
  • Sandra Kemp
  • Dorothy J. Kendig
  • Dorothy Klick
  • Cathy & David Kneeland
  • Anna Kondash
  • David & Esther Lax
  • Ann Lee
  • William & Nancy Leleszi
  • Lea & Jeff LeVines
  • Jean & Charlie Lienau
  • Carl & Shirley Lingertot
  • Kathy Lovell
  • Barbara Makant
  • Sally McDonald
  • Christopher & Lynn McNamee
  • Marilyn Merkel
  • Sheryl Miglio
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Melinda Miller
  • Lee & Irene Mitchell
  • Russell Morgan
  • Claudette Moskalik
  • Mary Lou Moulton
  • Dorothy Neely
  • Patricia Nelson
  • Mark Newcombe
  • Ada Newton
  • Amy Newton
  • David Nichols
  • Eileen Dawn Nichols
  • Glenn Oakes
  • Robert & Lorraine O’Dea
  • Bruce & Michelle Odiorne
  • Patricia O’Donnel
  • Ronda O’Farrell
  • Del Palmer & M. Carroll Buchanan
  • Betsy Pape
  • Patricia Paris
  • Christine Patel
  • Del Pearcy
  • Chip & Paige Pearson
  • Roger & Alisa Pettingell
  • Barry & R. Diana Phillips
  • Josephine Poling
  • Bobby Prince
  • Patricia and Tim Ramsey
  • Elizabeth & John Reid
  • Dan and Linda Remsen
  • Rev. George A. Reskey
  • Pat Roberts
  • Jackie Rowe
  • Florence & Gill Ruderman
  • Sandra Schadwill
  • Marilyn Schaeperklaus
  • Richard and Mary Schultz
  • Kimberly Schulz
  • Carole Scott
  • David & Kay Selby
  • Debra T. Shearer
  • James & Joan Sheridan
  • Anne Shifflett
  • Carl Smiley
  • Kirk Smith
  • Margaret Snowdon
  • Mr. & Mrs. A. Jay Somers
  • George & Bobbie Souder
  • Marjorie Stapleton
  • Jerry & Marcia Stern
  • Sheryl Stewart
  • Jim & Nancy Strenk
  • Larry Sutton
  • Jim & Linda Thayer
  • Jean Kiger Thompson
  • Linda Kammire Tiffan
  • Robert P. Toll
  • Pat Tracey
  • Heidi Trilsch
  • Winifred Tucker
  • Danielle Ulfers
  • Joseph S. Varga
  • Joe Vona
  • Dulce & Al Weisenborn
  • Ruth & Robert Werner
  • Penny Wheeler
  • Harvey & Judy White
  • Marge Whitworth
  • Kenneth & Rosemarie Williams
  • Phyllis Williams
  • Donna Wittwer & Jan Castanza
  • Jeffrey & Rachel Wolfson
  • Janet Wunderle
  • Eileen Zeindlhofer