Passion for the Cause: REEF's Legacy Society

Rosette Davila is leaving her legacy for the oceans through a life estate gift to REEF.

Rosette Davila cares deeply about the health of the oceans. As a supporter of REEF programs both in the water and on land, Rosette wants to make a difference. That's why she recently became part of REEF's Legacy Society through a life estate gift. When asked why she chose REEF, Rosette described a long history of diving (since 1993), where she has become increasingly alarmed with the deterioration of our oceans. In 2015 Rosette joined REEF's Lad Akins and Peter Hughes on a REEF Invasive Lionfish Research Trip to The Bahamas. Her experience removing lionfish, during that trip and subsequently in the Turks and Caicos, opened her eyes to how beneficial REEF's citizen science programs can be. Rosette is determined to do whatever it takes to help REEF in their efforts, as she has seen firsthand the positive results of the work REEF does.

Rosette recently retired from her family's pharmacy in Texas and has relocated to Spain. As she was settling her affairs, she contacted REEF to request a letter of intent indicating her wishes. We are so grateful for Rosette and the other members of REEF's Legacy Society.

Are you interested in becoming a part of REEF's Legacy Society? Contact Bonnie Barnes at bonnie@REEF.org for more information.

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