Bernard A. Cousino Memorial Fund and Planned Giving
Bernard A. Cousino (1902 – 1994)
Bernie is remembered as the innovator of the friction free endless tape loop and 8-track technology.
The association has established a memorial fund to honor our co-founder’s
efforts and to expand his dreams and fervent belief in helping to educate
and promote creativity in this and future generations. In remembering Bernie’s
untiring dedication to youth and enhancing the future of our country by
rejuvenating the spirit of Thomas A. Edison, we will endeavor to help our
youth and our community in supporting academics and creativity through
scholarship and assistance.
To date over $6,000 has been contributed to supporting academics and creativity
through sponsorship of educational programs reaching thousands of students.
You may contribute to the Memorial Fund by designation in making your check
payable to the:
Edison Inventors Association
P.O. Box 07398
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Donations are federally tax exempt. All donations greater than $250.00 will
receive written verification.
Life Income Gift
Make a Life Income Gift to the Edison Inventors Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, and receive direct financial benefits including an income for life of the donor and/or the donor’s spouse and a charitable income tax deduction, in addition to the good feeling that comes from knowing you are making a positive impact on people’s lives through the EIA. The Edison Inventors Association can provide information to help you receive a charitable income tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, receive full fair market value credit for your gift and more. For assistance with your Charitable Gift Planning call 239-275-4332 or write: EIA, Inc. P.O. Box 07398, Ft. Myers, FL 33919.