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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From 4-H Farm Girl to Mote Donor
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. More
Don't Miss Your Chance: Make Tax-Free Gifts From Your IRA Today!
If you are 70½ or older, the extended charitable IRA rollover legislation benefits you! While easy to accomplish, this tax-smart gift option enables you to jump-start your legacy and witness the benefits of your generosity to Mote Marine Laboratory. Take a moment to review the questions and answers here to see if this arrangement is right for you. More
The Perfect Gift for 2013:
Discover Why Now Is the Prime Time to Donate Appreciated Property
Do you have property that you have owned for more than one year that is now worth more than you paid for it? If you sell that property, you will owe capital gains tax on the appreciation. And with the 2013 capital gains tax rate at the highest it has been since 1997, charitable gifts of appreciated property make sense now more than ever before. More
Don't Let Your Gift Be Late
We still have many needs to fill by the end of this year, and there's still a chance for you to help—but time is running out. Mark your calendar to make sure your gift to Mote Marine Laboratory still qualifies you for tax benefits. More
Put the Love Back in Your Holiday Giving
Often paired with this time of year are hopes to surprise our loved ones with special gifts that mean a lot to them...but that is not always so easy. Check out this gift idea that is sure to please everyone. More
Celebrity Estates: Honey, I Forgot the Kids
Learn from these estate planning mishaps that left the kids in the lurch. More
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.