Become a Champion

A friend of C.A.R.E. who commits to leaving a gift to C.A.R.E. in their will or estate plan, and lets us know of the plan becomes a Champion in the Circle of Compassion Legacy Society. This designation of honor was created to recognize anyone who has decided to participate in securing the financial future of our mission to assist victims and survivors of violent crimes.

Champion Circle of Companion Members

Linda Lusk
Natalie Lashway
Ellen Webb
Jo Ann Tompkins
Robert J. Clendenin
Bobbi Bevis
David Wilson
Judith W. Wilson
Judith Harris

Make a Legacy Gift Commitment and Become a Champion


A gift to C.A.R.E. in your will, a bequest, is one of the easiest ways to leave a lasting impact on your favorite charity. With the help of a professional advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying that gifts are to be made to family and C.A.R.E. as part of your estate plan.

The benefits of securing such a plan are:

  • You choose to leave a lasting legacy to be remembered and that means something special to you
  • You may receive estate tax savings
  • You lessen the tax burden on your heirs and beneficiaries

Options for making gifts and bequests are:


  • You can make a beneficiary designation of assets
  • You can gift a specific asset or dollar amount
  • You can gift a percentage of your estate
  • You can gift the residue of your estate

How to get more information to get started making your gift plans?

Contact us:

Linda Lusk, Chief Advancement Officer

(Office) 941-639-5499

(Cell) 941-286-3660

Charitable gifts to The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. are tax-exempt as defined by laws governing 501 (c)(3) organizations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 or visiting registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Contributions are retained by the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (C.A.R.E.). Registration number: ch174.
For additional information on donations please call C.A.R.E. at 941-639-5499.