Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and Your Support

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What's your personal legacy?

The Van Wezel Foundation has for over 30 years fostered a connection between the performing arts, our community, the bay and the spirit of human creativity. We provide community outreach and art education initiatives that bring the arts alive for students, families and teachers.

The Future of the Arts Begins Now
The vision for our future is the Sarasota Performing Arts Center, a world-class performing arts center on the bayfront - a civic gem and community asset for Sarasota and the Gulf Coast.

Many types of planned gifts support this vision, ensuring Sarasota's legacy and yours. Your gift can endow a variety of programs:

  • Arts Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Performing Arts

With your gift, you become a part of the Bravo Legacy Circle, a growing group of friends and supporters who are making impactful gifts for the future of the Van Wezel Foundation.

When you make a gift, you become a part of the Bravo Legacy Circle and an important part of the future of the Van Wezel Foundation.

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The Bravo Legacy Circle

The Bravo Legacy Circle honors those individuals who have included the Van Wezel Foundation in their estate plans. By arranging for such deferred gifts, our friends, visionaries and passionate supporters play a vital role in securing the future of arts and culture on the Gulf Coast.

Our gratitude to these visionaries who included the Van Wezel Foundation in their estate plans.

  • Louise Appleton ł
  • Donald Britt
  • Herta Cuneo ł
  • C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith
  • Lillian Huisking ł
  • Bob Jones and Susie Majesky
  • David Klein
  • D.E.C.K. Trust
  • Edward H. Maier
  • Karin Stephan
  • Eileen Walker Watts ł
  • Edith Winston

Ł Deceased

The most straightforward way to become a member of the Bravo Legacy Circle is to name the Van Wezel Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust.

Other planned gifts might include life income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, or gifts of life insurance.

Join Now Privileges of Membership

PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP

Bravo Legacy Circle members enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of knowing that their support will play an impactful role in the future growth and success of the Van Wezel Foundation and the lives we touch through arts and education programs.

Bravo Legacy Circle members are accorded the following benefits:

  • Invitation to special events
  • Access to artist meet-and-greets
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation and Hall publications
  • Latest information available on financial and estate planning

Your commitment to the Van Wezel Foundation in this way encourages others to join in this important effort.

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A Gift Plan for You

There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts & DAF

Naming the Van Wezel Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary of any of these qualified plan assets such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, profit-sharing or pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. You can also name the Foundation as beneficiary of your donor-advised funds.

 

Current Gift Options

Gifts That Pay You
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (US Treasuries, bonds, stocks, cash in a savings account, CDs, etc.) into a gift to the Van Wezel Foundation, Inc. that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while eliminating capital gains impact. How you make the gift depends on your asset structure.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you must take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA. You can make a gift of up to $100K directly from your IRA to the Van Wezel Foundation. While there is no current charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of this distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Gifts of appreciated assets, such as real estate, artwork and other well curated collections, can be made to the Van Wezel Foundation. These gifts will create an income tax deduction today and potentially reduce your family's exposure to estate taxes in the future.

Share your Plans

If you've already included the Foundation in your philanthropic plans or intend to do so, please let us know! We want to properly thank you and recognize the gift in your lifetime, welcome you to the Bravo Legacy Circle, and make sure the gift will honor your wishes.

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THE STORIES BEHIND THEIR LEGACY

You can make a real impact on the organization you love and our mission, just by adding a few words to your will or using one of the many giving options available..

Let's Talk

For more information, please submit this form to let us know how we can help you include the Van Wezel Foundation in your estate plans; or find our contact info below.

Contact Us

Suzanne Hudson-Smith, CFRE

Suzanne Hudson-Smith, CFRE
Associate Director of Leadership Gifts

shudsonsmith@vwfoundation.org
941-271-4178