Ways to Give

Ways to Give

For 30 years, Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., has raised money in support of our region’s most vulnerable children, those who have been abused, neglected and abandoned.

You may make a gift by credit card by clicking the DONATE button or by calling  239-533-1435.

If you wish to designate your gift for a specific purpose, please make a notation so we can be sure we carry out your wishes.

INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

The simplest and most popular of all charitable donations is a gift of cash. You may mail your check to Guardian ad Litem Foundation-20, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Please be sure to include a note letting us know whom to thank.

Memorial/Tribute

A Memorial or Tribute gift is a special way to honor someone in your life, to celebrate a special occasion or to remember a loved one who is no longer with you. A letter is sent to the honoree or relative to inform them of this special gift.

Wills

Many donors find it convenient to make gifts through a bequest which is simply a gift made through a will.

LIFE INSURANCE

By naming Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Southwest Florida as beneficiary and/or assigning ownership of the policy to Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, you can receive a valuable income tax deduction. Policies that are no longer needed – one purchased to provide protection for dependent children who are now grown or as part of a business partnership – can provide an excellent giving opportunity.

REAL ESTATE GIFTS

Donate primary residences, vacation homes, undeveloped land or commercial property. If the property has been owned for more than one year, you may be entitled to a charitable deduction equal to the full fair market value of the property.

STOCKS AND PUBLICLY TRADED SECURITIES

A gift of stocks, bonds and mutual funds entitles the donor to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock. Donating stocks that have increased in value can provide greater tax advantages than cash.

TESTIMONIALS

My kids' caretaker (their grandmother) and I want to thank you so much for the generous gift certificates you've given her for her grandkids clothes. They came to her home with little more than the clothes on their backs and she was headed today to get them clothes to surprise them when they get home from school! You are wonderful!!!!!!

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