Leave a Legacy

Perpetuating Equine-Assisted Therapies Future

There are many ways for you to leave a legacy that supports the mission of Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida (EATSF). Your planned gift ensures that Equine-Assisted Therapies will have the financial resources to continue providing therapeutic riding and other equine-facilitated programs for children and adults with special needs for future generations.

Donors may designate their legacy gift to one of the following endowment funds:

Rider Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Rider Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2018 to provide funds to qualifying families that would otherwise be unable to afford programs like therapeutic riding or hippotherapy. 

Herd Stewardship Endowment Fund

The Herd Stewardship Endowment Fund has been created to ensure that the horses who provide such a valuable service to the community receive the best care we can provide. Annual endowment fund distributions will be used for all costs related to the care, feeding, and continued stewardship of our horse herd. 

Stanley & Carol Zeitchick Children’s Fund

The Stanley & Carol Zeitchick Children’s Fund provides scholarship to children age 4-18 for equine therapy programs and the Summer Riding Camp for children with special needs.

Legacy Giving

If you would like to extend your support of EATSF to leave a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements from which you can choose. Unless otherwise noted, all legacy gifts will be placed into an endowment for the continuing stewardship of our herd of horses. 

Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift

Whether you would like to support our work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Equine-Assisted Therapies. Here are some of the most popular charitable plans to consider:

Remember Us in Your Will

The most common planned gift is a bequest, the leaving of a charitable gift through a will. A donor may designate a specific dollar amount, a fixed percentage of the assets passing through the estate, or a donation of the remainder of the estate after making provisions for family and other close individuals.

Beneficiary Designation

Naming EATSF as a beneficiary of your fully paid life insurance policy is a quick and easy way to leave a lasting gift. You may also choose to designate EATSF as a beneficiary of your IRA or qualified pension.

Charitable Trusts and Annuities

Charitable trusts and annuities are financial vehicles that can provide tax benefits for the donor and much needed funds for a nonprofit organization. Trusts and annuities are set up under the guidance of estate planning professionals.

For further information, contact:
David Plath
Development Director