Joining the 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.

Vehicles of Generosity

Charitable Bequests: Everyone needs a will to provide for the people they care about. A charitable bequest through a will or a living trust will create a lasting partnership with our school and mission.

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

Members

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