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Escambia County Master Gardeners Endowment

Endowments are invested to provide programmatic support in perpetuity. 

Please consider supporting the Escambia County Master Gardener Endowment through one of the giving options below:


A bequest can be a gift of a specific dollar amount, a particular assset (such as real estate, securities, or tangible personal property), or a percentage of your net estate.

Life Insurance

You can name the UF Foundation as a revocable primary beneficiary or as a policy owner on a new or existing life insurance policy. you continue to pay the premiums, but as contributions (equal to the premium) to the endowment.

Retirement Plan

A qualified retirement plan or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can benefit the Escambia County Master Gardeners Endowment. You may no income tax on the contributed funds or on their growth in value; you only pay income tax when you withdraw the funds.

Stocks and Securities

A gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have been held more than one year is a popular alternative to donating cash because you can save on taxes twice: by avoiding capital gain tax and through a charitable income tax deduction.

Real Estate

In a retained life estate gift, donating the remainder interest from your property gives you a tax deduction and lets you avoid capital gains taxes, while you still live in your home. A gift of appreciated property offers maximum tax advantages (the charitable deduction is based on the full fair market value of the property). Appreciated property can be used to create a charitable remainder trust, providing an annual income for life.  

Contact Sara Olson at (863)738-2257 or to start the process. 

Consider a donation to support volunteer educational efforts in our local community.

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Beth Bolles
Horticulture Faculty

Lydia Purvis
Horticulture Specialist

Master Gardener Endowment

Consider a donation to support volunteer educational efforts in our local community.

Contact Sara Olson at (863)738-2257 or