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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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Rich and Judi Benimeli Donate to Mote First, Then Volunteer
Rich and Judi Benimeli didn't follow the usual pattern of volunteering at Mote, and then including Mote in their estate plans. They decided early on to make Mote's mission their own, and have become loyal supporters in every way. 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
Historical Figures Say: The Butler Did It
Pick your executor or administrator carefully. He needs to be up to the job—and honest. More
Should Estate Planning Be Called Life Planning?
Guess what! If you have belongings, you have an estate. And without a plan, your estate could be subject to what the courts decide in case anything happens to you. More
Find a Gift That Works for You
You've always answered the call to help others, and now that you want to extend that support through gifts of treasure, where do you start? It's easiest to begin with what you know—your overall goals. Use this checklist to match your wishes with the right charitable path for you. More
A Donation That Pays You Back
Because you are one of our most valued donors, we are providing you with this educational message on how you can transform your support of Mote Marine Laboratory into a reliable stream of income for the rest of your life. The appeal of fixed, dependable payments to you or someone you designate has inspired a number of our supporters to create this special type of donation. 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.