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What’s
YOUR
Choice
?
8 | Lions Eye Institute Newsletter
Your
Donation Dollars
A
re you aware that your financial group could be giving
back to nonprofit organizations? Even better, YOU can
help choose where these funds are distributed! Be sure to
check your financial group to see if it has a program where
you can be giving back to your favorite nonprofit, The Lions
Eye Institute!
Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any
charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible,
request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed
and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our
organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match
gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Planned Giving
The question becomes: is it better to give more now or to wait? Deferred giving,
such as through a bequest or charitable trust, is one of several opportunities
to contribute to the Lions Eye Institute Foundation. It allows for immediate
tax and estate planning benefits. A deferred gift is an attractive vehicle for
donors who need the ongoing income from those assets or trusts. If a deferred
gift does not meet your needs, consider the benefits of greater giving now.
Professional planning allows you to make a larger gift now and witness the
impact of your gift during your lifetime. Contributions are tax deductible and
all contributions are officially acknowledged by the Foundation. In addition
to gifts of cash, donors may provide support to the Foundation and personally
benefit from their contributions in other ways. We would be pleased to talk
with you about the many choices to give.
• Publicly Traded Stocks or Securities
• Real Estate • Personal Property
• Life Insurance • Bequests • Gift Annuity
• Charitable Remainder Trusts
For further information about planned giving
opportunities, please contact Dana Caggia,
Executive Assistant at the Lions Eye Institute
Foundation at 813-289-1200.
We thank you for investing in the science of sight
by considering the
Lions Eye Institute Foundation
as a beneficiary of your estate.
Ways
YOU
can make a
difference in the fight against
blinding disease.
$25
sponsors a visually impaired child attending theWest Florida Regional
Braille Challenge which encourages and promotes Braille literacy skills
$50
helps to setup one research module to replicate cells from within the human eye
in the hopes of finding a cure for Age –Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
$250
provides clinical supplies critical to monthly cell preparation for potentially
eradicating blindness caused by Age –Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
$1000
purchases laboratory equipment and supplies vital to finding a
cure for glaucoma
$3,000
helps ensure that any person who needs sight-saving/sight-restoring
surgery will have access to care, regardless of their ability to pay
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