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Shirley Fein
Shirley Fein
Shirley Fein lives life to the fullest—from her humble beginnings on a dairy farm to exploring the marine world and meeting Jacques Cousteau. Now she is giving back to Mote, an organization that has meant so much to her. Read More
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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 The Development Office at 941-388-4441, Ext. 309 or plannedgiving@mote.org.

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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. More

3 Tax-Savvy Strategies to Use This Year
There is no better time than now to protect your wealth with valuable and often overlooked tax deductions. First, estimate how much income you expect to bring in by the end of 2014. Knowing this information can help you decide how much you may want to give to favorite causes, such as Mote Marine Laboratory, reducing your income tax hit. More

Have You Had This Crucial Conversation?
Make sure you and your spouse are on the same page when it comes to these important topics. It could save you time, money and heartache later. More

Giving Back = Good Health
It's never a bad time to pay attention to your health. Although when you reach retirement, you may not be willing to take up the hottest new fad diet or exercise routine, there is an easier way to boost your health: Make a donation to Mote Marine Laboratory. More