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 The Development Office at 941-388-4441, Ext. 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Out Our Monthly Feature Articles:
Making Her Connection to Mote's Past, Present and Future
All members of Mote Marine Laboratory's Legacy Society have their own history
and connections that drew them to the organization and inspired them to support
Mote through a
planned gift. Veronica Brady and her husband Jay have many connections.
Why Is Now the Time to Give?
Donating before Dec. 31 can ensure that you will receive your entitled tax benefits this year. But when is a gift considered complete?
Leave More for Your Loved Ones
If you are passionate about supporting Mote Marine Laboratory after your lifetime, there are
many options that will make a big difference to those we serve. But our
supporters often worry that the more they give to charitable causes, the less
their children will receive. We have good news: With a tax-smart gift of
retirement plan assets, you can make a significant impact and leave more for
End Your Year on a Generous Note
For most of us, 2014 was a year of financial ups and downs. So you may feel a
bit unsure about the possibility of making a year-end gift to Mote Marine Laboratory. Fear
not—we've assembled a group of gifts that can work for anyone. Whatever your
charitable goals or priorities, you have options to support Mote Marine Laboratory today and
into the future.
3 Cases: Planning Rewards and Planning Wrecks
You've probably heard it said many times that it is vitally important to have your estate plans in order, but perhaps you are still not convinced. Here are three stories that highlight the benefits an estate plan can offer as well as the pitfalls that can result from poor plans.