Gifts of Cash, Credit or Check
Cash, credit/debit card or donations made by check are accepted. Credit card/Debit card gifts may be made using our on-line forms or you may make a donation over the phone using a credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or debit card by calling Avow during normal business hours at (239) 261-4404. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to Avow. Mail your method of payment along with a donation form to Avow, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Click here to download a printable form now.
Amazon Smile Program
When you shop on Amazon go to smile.amazon.com and select Avow Hospice as your beneficiary. 0.05% of your purchase will come back to Avow!
Donate or shop at Avow Treasures Resale Shop
All proceeds from sales at Treasures benefit Avow. Help keep our inventory up by donating your gently used furniture, designer clothing and home decor accessories.
Many employers will match gifts to us made by their employees or the spouses of their employees. To take advantage of this easy to double or even triple your gift, just following these steps:
- Check with your employer to see if they are a matching gift company.
- Get a matching gift form from your human resources or payroll office.
- Mail your completed form with your gift to our main office at Avow
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL 34105
Stock donations are processed for us by Northern Trust Securities. The DTC number is 0226 and the account number is NT2012084. To discuss this option or to obtain more information call the Avow Department of Development at (239) 261-4404.
Giving through long-range planning can be convenient, economical and beneficial for your estate. Give by December 31 to claim deductions on your federal income tax return due next April. The chart below offers a sampling of deferred giving methods that may meet your needs. Please consult your attorney and/or financial advisor for guidance on how best to meet your financial and lifetime goals.
|When Your Intent Is To
||Then Your Choice Can Be
||And Your Benefits Are
|Defer a gift until after your lifetime
||A bequest in your will, giving cash, specific property, or a share of the remainder
||Your gift is entirely free from estate tax
|Make a revocable gift during your lifetime
||Name us as the beneficiary of assets in a living trust
||Privacy and control of the trust terms for your lifetime
|Make an immediate, easy irrevocable gift
||An outright gift of cash, long-term appreciated stock or securities, or tangible personal property
||Charitable income tax deductions, and other potential tax benefits
|Give your personal residence, and continue living in it for life
||A gift of real estate called a Retained Life Estate
||Tax advantages and use of the property
|Avoid twofold taxation on IRA or other employee benefit plans
||Name us as the beneficiary of the remainder of assets after your lifetime
||Lets you leave your family other assets with less tax liability
|Make a large gift with little cost to you
||Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need
||Current and possibly future income tax deductions
|Create a hedge against inflation with a major gift
||Create a Charitable Remainder Unitrust
||A variable income for life, tax benefits, no investment concerns
|Secure a fixed income while avoiding market risks and make a substantial gift
||Create a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
||Tax benefits, often a boost in your rate of return
|Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass on to children or grandchildren
||Create a Charitable Lead Trust
||Estate tax benefits of a gift, while your family keeps the property
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Help fund our areas of greatest need…
Unrestricted contributions to Avow provide critical financial support needed to cover the costs associated with delivering high quality patient care, family support and community outreach to those in our community who need it today. When you submit an unrestricted donation, Avow assigns the funding to the organization’s areas of greatest need at the time of donation.
Designate your contribution
If you prefer to designate your contribution to directly benefit the area of your preference you have the option to restrict your donation. Should you decide to choose this option, we hope you will consider the following options:
Hospice Services– Help advance programs and services related to end-of-life care and grief support. Click here now to make a donation.
Palliative Medicine Services – Help advance palliative care programs and services for those suffering from chronic, but not terminal, illnesses. Click here now to make a donation.
Endowment Fund – This fund provides current and future income to Avow and ensures the perpetuity of our programs and services.
Ways to Give
A direct gift includes donations of cash, stock, property or memorials and naming opportunities, including engraved bricks, benches, gardens, trees and more.
A planned gift includes Charitable Remainder Trusts, Gift Annuities, Bequests (leave Avow in your will). See our “Giving Options” page for more details.
A donation of furniture, clothing, electronics, household items, books, tools, etc. to Avow Treasures Resale Shop benefits Avow upon the sale of the items.
Special event fund-raising – organize and hold an event to raise funds for us. Ask us for guidelines to help make planning easier for you.
Feel free to contact our Department of Advancement to discuss your options for directing your donation. You may contact us by calling (239) 261-4404.
A gift to Avow in honor or memory of a loved one is a meaningful tribute for any occasion. Many people make tax deductible annual contributions to Avow because they know that every gift we receive enhances the care we are able to give our patients and their families.
When you make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, you will receive a thank-you letter. We also send a personalized letter to the family member(s) to notify them that we have received a gift in memory of their loved one or in his/her honor. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed. Learn how you can make a gift now using our online donation form.
Often, families want to find a special way to thank us for the services we provide. When arrangements are made with the funeral home and the newspaper, the wording most often used is “the family asks that memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be made to Avow, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane Naples, FL 34105 or at www.avowcares.org.”
Engraved Bricks – The Royal Palm Memorial Courtyard and Kate’s Garden, located behind the administration building at Avow, is a place of peace and tranquility. The floor of the courtyard is lined with bricks which have inscriptions paying tribute to people who are held close to someone’s heart. The Courtyard is open for visits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Placing a brick in the Memorial Courtyard is a wonderful way to remember loved ones, honor friends or commemorate special occasions or a milestone in your life. Each brick measures 8″ x 4″ and can be engraved with your loved one’s name or a special message.
Bricks are available for a tax deductible donation.
Other Commemorative Options – In addition to memorial bricks, we offer specially designed stone benches and personalized plaques for tree dedications.
Pet Memorial Tributes
In honor of pets, we have created a Pet Memorial Garden so pet owners can commemorate those pets who have played such an important role in their lives. Each brick measures 8″ x 4″ and can be engraved with your pet’s name or a special message.
Memorial Tribute Dedication Ceremonies
At least once per year, individuals who have purchased a memorial tribute item are invited to attend a Dedication Ceremony held in the Royal Palm Memorial Courtyard. At the ceremony, new bricks, benches & tree plaques are dedicated and a special program is conducted to honor loved ones being commemorated.
If you would like to purchase a Memorial Tribute, please call Avow Foundation at (239) 649-3683 for forms and information.
Third-party events are coordinated by people who wish to hold their own fundraiser to benefit the work of Avow. You choose and create the event. It can be a school fundraiser, dinner party, golf tournament, office party or just about anything else you can think of.
Third-party special events also help to increase community awareness of Avow’s services, extending our ability to reach those who need our care.
For more information and to receive guidelines to help make planning easier for you, call our Development Department at (239) 261-4404.
Consider being an event sponsor
Individuals and businesses are invited to support Avow through event sponsorship. Your support is needed through financial gifts as well as gifts in-kind. Avow appreciates any/all event sponsors and seeks to offer public recognition of our sponsors as appropriate.
Check our calendar of events now to see what’s planned in the near future!
Proud to be Non-Profit
Avow Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt organization under section 201©3 of the Internal Revenue Service code; tax ID number 46-5736467. A copy of our official registration (#CH44473) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Contributions will be devoted to providing hospice services in Collier County, Florida through Avow Hospice, Inc., and palliative care services in Southwest Florida through Avow Care Services, Inc.
Fundraising professionals at Avow follow the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Code of Ethical Principals and Donor Bill of Rights.
Continue the Legacy – Avow Foundation
Your gift to Avow Foundation makes a difference each and every day in the lives of people in our community. Because of you:
- Patients and their families receive the highest quality, most compassionate end-of-life care, whether at home, in an assisted living facility or on our campus in the Frances Georgeson Hospice House.
- People living with serious illnesses receive much-needed help managing pain and symptoms through our Palliative Care Consultation Service provided in their homes, at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician offices and soon at our new outpatient care center on the Avow campus.
- Stressed and exhausted family caregivers and those in grief receive the support and education they need to better care for themselves and their loved ones through caregiver support programs.
- Children grieving the loss of a loved one can begin the process of healing through participation in Avow-led support groups in the school setting and at weekend bereavement
- Anyone in our community struggling with grief can receive vital bereavement support in Naples, Marco Island and Immokalee.
- Patients experience the joy of customized music therapy, provided by board-certified clinicians, to help the body refocus pain and provide relaxation.
- Patients can experience the relaxation of massage therapy or Reiki designed to restore balance in the body’s natural life force.
- We can honor the patriotic service of veterans in our care; keep beloved pets together with our patients, and so much more.
So many lives have been touched by Avow! We see the love reflected back to us every day, from the passionate volunteers and generous donors who make it possible for us to offer comfort and care to the people of Collier County.
Consider your legacy
Where we invest our time, talents and resources in life, say a lot about our priorities. As we leave an example for others to follow, our giving reflects what matters most to us.
Whether a one-time gift, recurring donations or a legacy after your lifetime, your donation will have a direct impact on the lives of many people in Collier County.
To recognize the gifts of our generous supporters, Avow established The Living Promise Society with the following
Annual Giving Honor Levels:
||$10,000 – $24,999
||$5,000 – $9,999
||$2,500 – $4,999
||$1,000 – $2,499
||$500 – $999
||$300 – $499
||$100 – $299
Donors whose lifetime giving is over $25,000 are recognized in the Avow 1983 Society.
Planned giving participants are recognized in the Avow Legacy Society.
Our Donor Society members bring ease and comfort to so many people who turn to us for help at a sensitive, and often difficult, time of life.