An Invitation to Join Us Today!
As a member of The Seminole Historical Society, you'll have the gratification of knowing that YOU are contributing to the preservation and restoration of this area's history. We pledge to collect, share and protect items relating to the history of Seminole, FL. For today and generations to come.
Opportunity to volunteer in an area of your choice
The satisfaction of preserving our history
Click the link above to download a Seminole Historical Society membership application or fill out the form below. Please mail your membership dues to:
Seminole Historical Society Membership Chairman
P.O. Box 7652
Seminole, FL 33775
BECOME A MEMBER!
Members of the Seminole Historical Society can be individuals, families, institutions, or businesses. Members enjoy annual benefits, as well as the satisfaction of helping to preserve Seminole's History. Please see our membership page for detailed information.
Planned gifts to the Seminole Historical Society - immediate outright gifts or deferred estate-based gifts of money or other assets - create extraordinary opportunities for both the donor and SHS. For the donor, planned gifts can provide tax advantages, help fulfill estate-planning objectives for both heirs and charitable organizations, complement lifestyle goals, and create a legacy. For SHS, planned gifts literally assure its future ability to preserve Seminole's past.
Tributes and Memorials
A gift to the Seminole Historical Society is a wonderful, caring way to remember a family member or friend, or to honor a milestone. Donors can feel doubly satisfied that their gift will acknowledge a special person or event while also helping to further SHS's mission to collect, preserve, and share Seminole's history. SHS provides tribute and memorial gift givers with a contribution receipt, and acknowledges receipt of the gift, and the donor's thoughtfulness, to the honoree or other recipient designated by the donor. All gift amounts remain confidential.
The Charitable IRA Legislation
Make tax-free gifts from your IRA! On October 3, 2008, The President signed the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," which reinstates and extends certain tax law provisions that allow direct charitable gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts by anyone over age 70 1/2 to qualified organizations such as the Seminole Historical Society.
If you are required to receive minimum distributions from your IRA and you do not need the money for personal use, consider using those funds as a charitable gift. Contact your tax adviser today to find out more about this opportunity.