Donor Recognition

The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is proud and eager to recognize your gift in a variety of ways, all within keeping with the wishes of the donor.

National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day is celebrated all over the country on November 15. In Sarasota, the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts a major event to celebrate the philanthropists who have made Sarasota County the best it can be. The Plymouth Harbor Foundation participates in this major event by nominating a generous philanthropist who has made a significant impact in life at Plymouth Harbor. Our nominee is honored at our sponsored table and recognized at the event of over 500 people.

The MacNeil Society
The MacNeil Society, named for the founder of Plymouth Harbor The Reverend Dr. John Whitney MacNeil, represents a group of individuals who have thoughtfully included a gift to The Plymouth Harbor Foundation in their estate through a bequest, a gift annuity agreement, trust arrangements, life insurance, or retirement plan.

Through the astute vision of Dr. MacNeil, Plymouth Harbor was founded in 1966. From the first organizational meeting in 1961 to the welcoming of the first resident in 1966, Dr. MacNeil was committed to establishing a retirement community in Sarasota. Today, our campus is filled with vibrant, active residents.

The vision and commitment of Dr. MacNeil will continue in perpetuity by supporting positive aging through The MacNeil Society. By becoming a member, you too will help to secure the future of aging for your friends and family that follow you.

Membership in The MacNeil Society

  • When you make a gift in any amount to The Plymouth Harbor Foundation through your will, trust, retirement plan, or other estate plan, you become a member of The MacNeil Society.
  • We ask that you inform us of your plans, and complete a Declaration of Gift Intent, which is available through the Foundation office.
  • The Plymouth Harbor Foundation records your membership into The MacNeil Society, which means you will be recognized in the Honor Roll of Generosity, invited to all MacNeil Society events, and you will be part of an exclusive group of individuals who share Dr. MacNeil’s commitment to the mission and vision of Plymouth Harbor.

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MacNeil Society Membership




Naming Opportunities
We are happy to offer naming opportunities for gifts at the level of $10,000 and more. Our latest capital project, the Wellness Center Renovation Project, presented our donors with a variety of naming opportunities, such as rooms and art exhibit space. As more capital projects begin, we will be able to share the naming opportunities with interested donors individually.

We also offer opportunities for donors to place memorial plaques on certain items that they support. These opportunities are handled on an individual basis.

Honor Roll of Generosity
A list of generous donors is published annually, in November.