Donors, Sponsors and Charitable Giving
The US Green Building Council South Florida Chapter invites you to support our Chapter's activities by joining our Donor Circle Program.
Membership in the Donors Circle Program is a commitment to supporting
leading-edge green building and community design in the South Florida region and the transformation
of the building industry toward sustainability. By becoming a sponsor, you are lending critical funding
to support a wide range of educational initiatives from the Treasure Coast down through Palm Beach,
Broward, Miami-Dade and the Keys.
Our nonprofit Chapter's program is simple -- we collaborate with “best in class” partners whose values
align with the US Green Building Council to address the ongoing and continually evolving needs of the
green building and sustainable communities’ marketplace.
Why Contribute to the USGBC South Florida Chapter?
To begin with, we are the leading green building organization in South Florida concerned with making change in the built environment for positive environmental impact. We bring a unique perspective to green building by taking a bioregional approach to problem solving. The bottom line is that charitable support from the business community makes a real difference to the US Green Building Council South Florida, providing critical funding that allows our organization to:
Grow not only in numbers but also influence, making a genuine difference in our community by raising the awareness of the environmental, economic and health impacts of green buildings.
Create and deliver cutting-edge seminars, lectures and workshops on a wide variety of green building topics.
Offer continuing education for professionals of all disciplines in the field of green design and construction.
Host world-class regional conferences that bring leading-edge speakers and content to our communities.
As with other nonprofit organizations, funding is often difficult to come by -- such support is even more difficult to secure in tougher economic times. Charitable gifts, large and small, make a huge difference to our organization. Truly, philanthropic support is an investment in greatness, providing the means for value-added impact. Please consider helping the USGBCSF reach our goals by making a tax-deductible donation that brings benefits to you or your business, including recognition in our prestigious Donors Circle Program.
Our Founding Sponsors’ magnanimous early support made the establishment of the Chapter possible, and we thank and honor these outstanding companies:
|ASID, Florida South Chapter
||ReSource South Florida|
|Herman Miller, Inc.
||Swanke, Hayden, Connell, Ltd.|
||Thorn Grafton, AIA, Architect|
|Office Interiors of Florida
||Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC|
|Perkins + Will, Inc.
Remember the Chapter in Your Estate
Another way that individuals can help sustain the work of the South Florida Chapter, a nonprofit (501[c]) organization, is by considering planned giving or charitable gift planning before your estate is settled. Depending on your type of estate plan, giving assets now can make a great deal of sense from a business and tax perspective. Contributions can be as simple as an outright charitable bequest of a specific sum of money to the Chapter in your will, or you can designate a percentage of the overall value of your estate after settlement. Benefactors can choose to assign specific property to the organization (real estate, Individual Retirement Accounts or securities), or can decide to designate the Chapter as the recipient of a life insurance policy. Depending on your individual situation, the way you choose to remember the Chapter can have immediate and future fiscal and tax implications for you, and can also result in a feeling of pride for helping the Chapter continue its green building mission.
Planned giving also includes a variety of more sophisticated methods, including Charitable Gift Annuity Trusts, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts, Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, and other advanced giving vehicles, each providing very real tax implications The Chapter recommends serious research before selecting your method of giving, including securing professional advice from Certified Financial Planners, estate-planning attorneys, trust officers or life-insurance professionals.