Ways to Give

Not everyone is interested or available to coach or volunteer with Special Olympics Florida.  That’s OK!   You can still make a difference in the life of an athlete and the Special Olympics movement by providing your support through individual or corporate financial support or in-kind donations.

Your generosity enables people with intellectual disabilities to experience the power of sports every day. In doing so, you are helping change society’s perceptions and treatment of people with intellectual disabilities — and creating a better world for us all. But for every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more that we haven’t reached yet.

Special Olympics Florida does not charge its athletes nor their families a fee for participation. We are funded through individuals, businesses and civic groups throughout Florida.  With your help, we can pursue our mission of making the joys and benefits of Special Olympics a reality to more athletes each year.

Donate and help us give the power of sport to one more person.  There are a number of ways that you can help make this happen – just find the one that’s right for you!

Make An Online Donation To Special Olympics Florida Now!

Support A State Fundraising Event

Every year, Special Olympics Florida holds several major specialty fundraising events as well as ongoing fundraising programs, that help support our local Special Olympics programs.  These are great ways to get involved and help raise money, all while having a lot of FUN!

Send A Donation To Special Olympics Florida

If you would like to send us a donation in the mail as a personal contribution or tribute/memorial gift, you can send your check to the following address:

Special Olympics Florida
1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL  34711

Purchase our Specialty License Plate

Since its offering in 1994, Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate has been a great way to support Special Olympics Florida.   The plate is more than a show of support for our mission -- it is a substantial form of funding to maintain our ongoing initiatives. 

Other Ways to Support Special Olympics Florida

Contact us if you would like to discuss any of the following options at 352-243-9536.

Stock Donation

Your gift of stock can provide a simple, tax free opportunity for you to support Special Olympics.

Bequest & Planned Giving

Many of our supporters make charitable gifts by naming Special Olympics Florida as a beneficiary in their wills.

Making charitable contributions is an art – a creative process that adapts to the changing needs and wishes of the donor.   Bequests and Planned Giving enable a donor to arrange charitable contributions in ways that maximize his or her personal objectives while minimizing after-tax cost.  What are planned gifts? Planned gifts include gifts through your will, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance, pooled income funds, and charitable trusts.

A planned gift to Special Olympics Florida helps to ensure the future of the services and programs we provide in your community and may further your financial goals.  Depending on the assets and the gift arrangement selected, a donor can expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Fulfill philanthropic goals
  • Reduce income tax through a deduction for the gift
  • Avoid capital gain tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property
  • Retain a stream of payments for life for the donor and other beneficiaries
  • Increase disposable income
  • Eliminate federal estate tax on property passing to charity upon donor’s death
  • Reduce cost and time in estate settlement

Champion’s Society

Create your own legacy – join The Champion Society with a planned gift today!

Life Income Gift

You irrevocably transfer some assets to the Special Olympics Florida now, and in return, you (and a survivor, if you wish) receive income for life.

Gift of Life Insurance

Some of our supporters no longer need their life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members, and donate the policy to the Special Olympics Florida.

Pooled Income Fund

Your gift of money, marketable securities, or both is invested together with similar gifts from other supporters.

Charitable Lead Trust

Individuals with very large estates can use a charitable lead trust to benefit Special Olympics Florida and pass principal to family members with little or no tax penalty.

Gifts of Retirement Plans

Your IRA assets will be transferred to a charitable remainder trust, the trust will provide life income to the beneficiary, and then an eventual gift to Special Olympics Florida.