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Welcome to your resource for charitable gift planning!

If we could use sand dollars to fund our research, we'd be out scouring the beaches of the world from dawn to dusk. But since we can't, we look to you.

In these difficult economic times, many cannot support their favorite charities as they once did. One alternative is to remember Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in your estate planning program. By doing so, you help make a difference today by protecting our future tomorrow.

Including Mote in your estate planning provides an important legacy that helps us continue in our mission for our children and our children's children. It also helps you reduce your tax burden by providing a charitable deduction equal to the value of the bequest at the time of your death and ensures that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes.

For more information, contact Anna Hayes at 941-388-4441, Ext. 261 or plannedgiving@mote.org.

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Add to Your Financial Security With a Charitable Gift Annuity
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About Us

Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.

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Don and Roma
Don Marshall (left) and Anna Hayes (right)
Don and his wife, Roma, were dedicated Mote volunteers, and when Roma died in '04, Don threw himself even more into his Mote volunteering. He is more convinced than ever that educating the public about marine life is the best way to safeguard it. That was the motive for his gift in his will to Mote Education Division. Read More
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