Gift Planning

Edward Bok Society Member Bonnie Bergeron Is Making the World a Better Place

Bonnie Bergeron

It took Bonnie Bergeron just one tour to realize that she wanted to become a member of Bok Tower Gardens. Soon after that first visit, she and Richard, her husband of 22 years, decided, “If we were going to spend several months in Florida, we would like to volunteer at this remarkable place.”

Three years later Bonnie still volunteers in the Tower, working in the Chao Research Center—home of more than 90 years of archival materials that tell the story of Bok Tower Gardens. She also volunteers as a docent at Pinewood Estate. Richard volunteers in the information booth at the Tower. “Every time we drive into the grounds to volunteer,” she says, “I am filled with awe and wonder at this remarkable place. I wish I could thank Edward Bok in person for having the vision to create this irreplaceable, inspirational place for the public to enjoy.”

To celebrate the awe and wonder that she feels when she visits, Bonnie decided to follow Edward Bok’s example by arranging a gift of support for the Gardens in her estate plan. “We redid our wills,” Bonnie shares. “I wanted my estate to help support organizations that I feel make the world a better place. Bok Tower Gardens is one of four organizations that I wanted to remember.”

By simply listing Bok Tower Gardens in her new will, Bonnie has made a plan to support the place she loves. Join Bonnie and our founder and join the Edward W. Bok Society by remembering Bok Tower Gardens in your estate plan.

To learn how, reach out to Melissa Tyrone, Director of Philanthropy & Membership, at or (863) 734-1213.


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