Legacy of Light
Did you know there are creative ways to support the First Light Maritime Society*? Ways in which First Light Maritime Society, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?
Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and The Lighthouse. For example:
You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.
Gifts Anyone Can Make
Did you know there are ways to support First Light Maritime Society* that don't affect your current lifestyle or your family's security?
You can support First Light Maritime Society with gifts that don't impact the way you live. You can designate First Light Maritime Society to receive estate assets in the future, or you can make immediate gifts to us of assets that are "out of sight and out of mind."
We call these "Gifts Anyone Can Make" because anyone can make them now without impacting cash flow, lifestyle, or family security.
You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
You can make a gift that leaves your cash flow and current financial planning unchanged.
You don't have to use cash to make your gift; you can "buy low and give high" by making your gift with appreciated securities instead.
Popular Giving Arrangements
Gifts From Your Will or Trust
Need to preserve your assets during your lifetime? You can plan a gift to us that will only take effect after your other obligations have ceased.
Gifts from a Retirement Plan
Give us assets subject to double taxation, then leave more to your family.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
Here's how to take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax.
Gifts of Life Insurance
You don't need a large estate to make a significant gift to us. Here's how you can leverage your dollars for a larger gift.
*The First Light Maritime Society, is the support arm of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc. and our research arm the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, Inc.
The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.