Plan Your Legacy

Humane Society of Manatee County 2016

Bill and Maryann Vinall’s deep love for animals shaped their legacy planning. Their endowed gift of $2.7 million will impact our community into perpetuity.

Many people ask themselves how their philanthropy can continue to benefit our community after they are gone. We can help you continue to make a difference through your giving for years to come.

We can work directly with you or through relationships with your professional advisors to ensure that your charitable giving will continue to support the causes or organizations important to you.

Endowing a fund ensures that the principal is never touched, while the fund can grow through wise investments. Only the interest generated is used to make gifts. Other options are available based on the wishes of our donors.

MCF Legacy Society

More than 150 people are members of Manatee Community Foundation’s Legacy Society.

An invitation to join is extended to all who have already established a gift or intend to create a fund at Manatee Community Foundation through their will, estate plan or a life income agreement. Members have the option of remaining anonymous.

Gifts of all sizes are important and welcome. Disclosure of gift amount or type is not required. Legacy members are celebrated at our annual Legacy Society Luncheon and, if they choose, are recognized in our publications and receive invitations to other Foundation events.