Florida State University created the James D. Westcott Legacy Society in honor and memory of James D. Westcott, whose 1887 estate gift funded Florida State University's first major endowment.
Upon his death, Judge Westcott bequeathed the bulk of his estate in trust for the benefit of the West Florida Seminary. With this legacy, Westcott became the first donor and benefactor of the institution now known as Florida State University. In 1936, it was announced the campus administration building would be called the "James D. Westcott Jr. Memorial Building."
Honorees in the society have designated Florida State University as a beneficiary in their estate plans. The James D. Westcott Legacy Society is a tribute to James D. Westcott and to all generations of FSU benefactors who embrace his vision and share his high ideals.
As a James D. Westcott Legacy Society honoree, you will:
As a member of the James D. Westcott Legacy Society, you have joined a special group of alumni and friends. Whether it was through a charitable bequest, gift annuity, insurance policy or some other form of planned gift, honorees in the James D. Westcott Legacy Society have created a lasting legacy of support for students, faculty, research and programs. Your planned gift creates tremendous opportunities and allows Florida State to transform lives—at the University and beyond.
Interested in becoming part of the James D. Westcott Legacy Society? Call (850) 644-6000 or email@example.com today!
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