Fort Myers, FL, May 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) of Lee County will present “The Family Culture of Philanthropy” at the Thursday, May 26 meeting. David Lucas of the Bonita Bay Group, will be the guest speaker. The event is sponsored by The Cape Coral Community Foundation.
In 1984, after the death of his father-in-law, Lucas became Chairman of the Board of Bonita Bay Properties. In the 30 plus years since, the Bonita Bay Group developed more than 13,000 acres of land to accommodate more than 12,000 residences in seven communities throughout Southwest Florida.
Although he has given back to the community for decades, Lucas has more recently focused his attention on philanthropy, estimating he has donated "well into eight figures" for various causes including Florida Gulf Coast University and Canterbury School.
Lucas will share how he got started in philanthropy, personally and professionally, his personal philosophy on giving and his criteria for giving. He will discuss what views and practices have influenced his family’s philanthropy and how his family foundation is structured. He will also share tips for incorporating giving into your employee culture.
The meeting will be held at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club, 9854 Caloosa Yacht and Racquet Club Drive, Fort Myers from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. The event is free to members. The cost for non-members is $30.00 and includes lunch. Reservation deadline is Monday, May 23. To RSVP go to www.ppplee.org.
The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning provides programs presented by expert speakers, symposiums, networking and guidance to professionals involved in all aspects of charitable giving. PPP members are committed to better serving their donors and clients by helping them to make charitable gifts that are well planned both financially and philanthropically. The Partnership strives to engage all constituents in the charitable gift planning process: planned giving and major gifts professionals, nonprofit managers and trustees, financial and estate planners, trust managers and administrators. For more information go to www.ppplee.org or call (239) 850-0040.