Leave a legacy that preserves natural Florida

Join the William Bartram Legacy Society

Make a lasting impact for the good of Florida’s natural future

Natural Florida needs your help more than ever. While you might not be able to give as much as you’d like to the Florida Wildflower Foundation during your lifetime, you can help nature by leaving a legacy after your death. It’s as easy as inserting a paragraph in your will or revocable living trust, or amending an existing one with what attorneys call a codicil.

Your gift may be in the form of cash, marketable securities, stock or real estate. Once you have determined you want to take this important step, please consult an attorney who specializes in estate planning.

Here is an example of language that can be inserted:

“I give (name the amount or percentage) to the Florida Wildflower Foundation, EIN 59-3700304, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 225 S. Swoope Ave., Suite 110, Maitland, FL 32751, to be used by the organization to protect and preserve Florida’s wildflowers and wildlife and their habitats.”

If you already have a will or trust, you can attach a codicil (amendment) to it indicating your bequest. Please consult your legal advisor about making such an amendment.

Retirement funds and investments

Setting aside a portion of your retirement fund or investments is one of the simplest ways you can leave a legacy to the Florida Wildflower Foundation:

  • Ask your financial advisor or human resources department to provide beneficiary designation forms for your accounts.
  • Indicate the portion (dollar amount or percentage) of the account(s) you would like to leave to the Foundation.
  • Return your signed forms to your financial advisor or human resources department.

Would you like to discuss your plans with a Florida Wildflower Foundation representative? Please complete our contact form.

Become a William Bartram Legacy Society member

In the early 1800s, William Bartram became the grand old man of American natural science. He advised the first generation of naturalists who were beginning to explore the new territories being added to the young nation. His work would continue to influence both American and foreign writers for the next 100 years, and his legacy is everlasting.

Those who remember the Florida Wildflower Foundation in their will or trust are members of this important legacy society.

To join, please complete this form to let us know the Foundation is named in your will or trust.

“The Florida Wildflower Foundation’s education programs are essential in informing our citizens about the tremendous environmental needs that exist. In an effort to contribute what I can toward Florida’s future, I felt it was important that I continue support after I pass on. I invite others to join me in this effort.”
Gary Henry, William Bartram Legacy Society member and founding member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation

Gary Henry