In 1992, the leaders of Saramana saw the need to establish a trust fund to benefit our chapter into the future.
This fund was created for the purpose of insuring the continued ability of the Saramana Chapter to participate fully in all of its historical, educational and patriotic activities. Members and friends of Saramana may contribute to this fund in any amount and donations may be in the form of memorials to friends or loved ones, donations for tax purposes or bequests from estates. Please make all donations or bequests payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter. The trust is properly and legally constituted and is administered by five trustees elected by the Board of Governors for the sole purpose of overseeing the fund.
The trustees for 2020: Victor G. McMurry, Chairman (Term Ends 12/31/21),, Steven R. "Steve" Fields (Term Ends 12/31/20), Bernard C. "Bernie" Schiefer (Term Ends 12/31/21), Richard K. "Dick" Mahaffey (Term Ends 12/31/22) , David C. Purviance (Term Ends 12/31/22).
In December 2014, our Saramana Operating Budget Trust Fund entered into an agreement with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our Trust Fund Assets are now part of the Community Foundation of Sarasota Counties Corporate Endowment Pool. For additional information please read our Investment Policy Statement below.
To learn more about the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, please click on their Logo.
In February 2015, the Saramana Chapter SAR became part of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s “Giving Partner Program.” To read more about the “Giving Partner Program” please click on "Giving Partner".
Many members and friends of Saramana leave in their Will a gift of cash, life insurance policy proceeds stocks and bonds in their family name to our trust fund.
Memorials and contributions, made payable to Saramana Chapter SAR, may be forwarded directly to Victor G. McMurry Treasurer of the Trust Fund. Memorials and contributions can also be made directly by clicking on The Giving Partner Logo below which will take you to the "Saramana Giving Partner Profile" where you can also learn more about our Saramana SAR Chapter .
The next Giving Challenge will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM through Wednesday April 29 at 11:59:59 AM. is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation.
To strengthen giving during the 2020 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit organization can receive during the 2020 Giving Challenge.
Q. Is there a minimum donation?
Donations of $25 or more are accepted and are 100% tax-deductible.
Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.
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