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The Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida in Venice, FL needs your help! We can use your help with rescues, transports, fundraising, collecting supplies, feeding animals, etc. Volunteer orientations are conducted by appointment only. Please contact our office manager, Ivy Smart, at (941) 484-9657 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your interest!

Download our volunteer application form below, fill it out, and email it to us at volunteer@wildlifeswfl.org to apply to become a volunteer!

THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CREATE YOUR LEGACY: Giving through a Will or Trust, including a bequest intention for The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. in your will or trust is a testament to your belief in our center and your confidence in our continued commitment to our mission to provide much needed services in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and Lee Counties by rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife and releasing back to their original habitat. Doing so makes a difference in our environment for future generations. A bequest is the most common form of planned gift received by The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida and one of the easiest to make.

BEQUESTS

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit our center. No other planned gift is as simple to make or as easy to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime.

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your philanthropic goals and intentions regarding The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center. Please
Note that these examples are general in nature and not intended to be legal advice.

For your reference, the Ein for The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida is: 20-1065695.

SPECIFIC BEQUEST

“I give $__________ [or describe asset] to The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit corporation of the state of Florida, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.”

RESIDUARY BEQUEST

“I give to The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., a nonprofit corporation of the state of Florida, all [or___ percent] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.”

CODICIL

You may also amend your current will with a codicil.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to our center. You can name The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. as a tax-exempt beneficiary of your retirement assets. You can also designate our center as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. In fact, you can name both The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida and individuals as beneficiaries of life insurance proceeds in whatever percentages you choose.

When you include The Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida in your estate planning, you can be confident that whatever you give will be carefully used to advance your goals.