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Planned Giving Presentation


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Choose Your Date:
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 10:00 am
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, 10:00 am

And click this link to reserve your space!  A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the presentation.

Learn how to plan your estate while supporting Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center. Are you curious about the benefits of becoming a member of Lighthouse’s Legacy Society? Save the Date for our Planned Giving Presentation via Zoom. For your convenience, you can choose between Tuesday, August 10, 2021 or Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

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Our special guest, Mr. Richard R. Gans, is a shareholder in the Sarasota, Florida, firm of Fergeson Skipper, P.A. Mr. Gans is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialized Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is active in the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Mr. Gans is the current vice-chair of the Section’s Asset Protection Committee, and is past chair of the Section’s Estate and Trust Tax Planning and Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Exam CLE course committees. Mr. Gans is a member and past President of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and the Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida. He is past chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., and is a Director of the Sarasota Woman’s Exchange. Mr. Gans has been named by Best Lawyers in America as a 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2021 as “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Law in Sarasota. He has been selected in 2007-2020 as a Florida Super Lawyer, in 2008-2020 as a Florida Trend Legal Elite, and in 2010-2020 by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Gans plays tuba in the Sarasota Concert Band and the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble. He has attended the Indianapolis 500 36 times.

Also in attendance will be Ms. Susie Bowie, Executive Director, Manatee Community Foundation on August 10 and Ms. Betsy Pennewill, JD, Corporate Counsel, Community Foundation of Sarasota County on August 12.

Reserve your space today by clicking this link!  A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the presentation. For more information, please contact Terri Medina at or 941-359-1404 ext 2.