The Guardian Society

A Giving Program for A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc.

It has been a year since we lost our founder and visionary Dottie Berger MacKinnon, but we have continued on in her honor and memory, ensuring that foster children are treated with the care and dignity they deserve.

On February 19, 2015 we celebrated Dottie’s birthday and in her honor launched The Guardian Society, an Annual Giving Program for A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc.

A “Guardian” is a protector or guard; often, a keeper for children who are unable to protect themselves. Dottie’s legacy of caring and giving to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned can be supported by joining The Guardian Society.

Generous philanthropic support is crucial to the success of A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc. With an extraordinary commitment from our donors we are able to give foster children the resources they need. Whether it’s food, a warm bed, or safe and caring arms to hold them, A Kid’s Place can continue to serve the needs of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Annual Contributors
Gifts that are provided annually to support a loving home, house parents, educational programs, food, and clothing. There are various ways to get involved through individual gifts, corporate gifts, as a group, or by providing in-kind donations.
Giving Levels
Dottie’s Angels - $50,000 and up 
Angel Wings - $25,000 - $49,999 
Halo - $10,000 - $24,999 
Herald - $5,000 - $9,999 
Harp - $2,500 - $4,999 
Grace - $1,000 - $2,499 
Glory - $500 - $999 
Cherub - $250 - $499 
Friends - $100 - $249
*Our annual listing will include Individual Donors, Corporations, Sponsorships, Grants and Foundation Gifts. Gifts will be recognized during the fiscal year of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Any gifts received after June 30, 2015 will be recognized in the next fiscal year. With your help, we are providing a safe, loving, and nurturing home for foster children.

Additional Ways to Give Annually

Angels Among Us 
Passionate individuals coming together as a group and giving $1,000 annually to support special projects. When combined, this group has an opportunity to make an extraordinary impact.
Honorarium and Memorial Gifts 
Each year, friends and family members make donations in memory of departed loved ones or in honor of those who mean a great deal to them personally.
Individuals, corporations and foundations that contribute in-kind items or services valued by the donor at $1,000 or greater during the year.

Other Ways to Support A Kid’s Place Through Capital, Endowment, and Planned Gifts

Our Rising Angels
Capital gifts provide funds that will be spent to acquire property or improve a physical asset. A capital campaign is a time-limited effort to raise significant dollars for a specific project.
Dottie’s Guardians
Endowment gifts that provide necessary resources to secure the future of A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc. Gifts of any amount are encouraged and greatly appreciated, and named endowments may be created with a minimum gift of $10,000.
Dottie’s Legacy Circles
We recognize as esteemed members of Dottie’s Legacy Circle individuals who have notified us of a planned gift such as life insurance, annuities, remainder trusts, etc., all which are vital to preserving the future of A Kid’s Place.

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