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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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Counting the Benefits of Giving Cash
Want to support Mote Marine Laboratory with a simple, straightforward gift of cash? Learn more about how this type of gift benefits us and you. More

Planning Today So You Can Give Later
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What Your IRA Can and Can't Do
For many of us, 401(k)s, IRAs and retirement plans will constitute the bulk of our net worth, aside from our homes. But if you are planning on leaving these funds to family or friends, perhaps you should think again. More