Plan to Give

Meet your family, financial and charitable goals, while making a difference in the lives of our survivors and their families. We help passionate donors achieve their goal of establishing a legacy with a current or future gift through a bequest, trust, donor-advised fund, and many other giving options.

Join Legacy Society

Help Us Change The Future

Your legacy gift to The Spring will allow us to have resources for the future of our organization. Below are some of the ways that you can leave a legacy to The Spring. Click on the method for more information and sample language. If you have any questions about leaving a legacy gift to the Spring, please contact  Maggie McCleland at for instructions.

Bequest: Designate The Spring as a beneficiary of your will or trust. Even 1% of your estate will help us change lives forever.

Designate us as a beneficiary of your will or trust.

Wording for Wills

I bequeath to The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc., a nonprofit corporation in Hillsborough County, Florida whose business address is P.O. Box 5147, Tampa FL 33675, (________dollars) (or a particular asset) (or _____ percent of the remainder or residue of my estate) for (its areas of greatest need) (or for a specific program or service).

Codicils and Amendments

If you do not want to rewrite your estate documents, you can still remember The Spring by using a codicil to your will or an amendment to your trust. Usually, the cost of doing this is significantly lower than writing a new will or trust.

Life Insurance Policy: Consider naming us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer and include The Spring as one of the beneficiary of your policy.

Retirement Plan: Name The Spring as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

You can donate your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401 (k). 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plans. Each of these plans contain income that as yet to be taxed. When a distribution is made from your retirement plan account, your beneficiaries will owe federal income tax. Consider leaving your beneficiaries less heavily taxed assets and leave your retirement plan assets to The Spring. As a nonprofit, we are tax-exempt and will receive the full amount of what you designated to us from your plan. Also, your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

To leave your retirement assets to The Spring, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian.

Securities: Donate shares of stock, bonds, and mutual funds.

You can donate shares of stock, bonds, and mutual funds directly to The Spring of Tampa Bay. If the securities you own have appreciated in value, you will have to pay capital gains tax when you sell them. However, if you donate them, you completely avoid the capital gains tax, yet you can still claim a charitable deduction for the full market value.

You may make a gift of stocks and bonds through electronic transfer or by certified mail. Please contact The Spring for instructions.

There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. The value of a charitable gift of stock is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.

The Spring’s Legacy Society

Members of the Judge Don Castor Legacy Society have made at least a cumulative $5,000 planned gift to The Spring.

Suzanne Austell
Bernice Baker
Kevin W. Bowyer
Jo Beth Burkette
Janet Cameron
Donald F. Castor
Jean M. Collins
Bernice W. Crabtree
Roger B. Curlin
Patricia Devore
Jean K. Gyorkos
Janet C. Hayes
Frances D. Heim

J. Brand & Martha M. Laseter
Jane B. Liggett
Martin Family
Ethel McGeorge
Grace M. Mindermann
Louise Minego
James & Amy Shimberg
Isobel Taylor Hayes
Anne Troneck
Evelyn Walborsky
Beth Waters
Barbara Wright

Living Legacy Members

Living Legacy members of the Judge Don Castor Legacy Society have expressed wishes to place The Spring in their estate. If your name is not listed and you wish to make a planned gift to The Spring, please contact

Donna Hutton
Molly James
Jason D. Jerald
Kermit Kauffman
Helena Laurent
Miriam Lengyel

Ellen Lynn
Don Mays
Robin Moch
Mindy Murphy
Karen Roberts
Janice Snook