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Oceans of Opportunity
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Earlier this year, Mote Marine Laboratory announced its first-ever, multi-year, comprehensive fundraising effort-Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign for Mote Marine Laboratory. This campaign, which commenced in 2015 on Mote's 60th anniversary, will raise $50 million in order to fulfill the 2020 vision and strategic plan while ensuring Mote Marine Laboratory's long-term sustainability for future generations.
Mote prides itself on its world-class research, conservation efforts and public education. Oceans of Opportunity will help to advance Mote's research enterprise, attract and retain the best and brightest minds in marine science, and expand our local and global impact for conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment.
Support for this campaign can be provided through a variety of mechanisms. Dedicating Mote in your estate plans is one of the most valuable and meaningful ways to support the organization.
Becoming part of Mote's Legacy Society exemplifies extraordinary generosity and visionary leadership through philanthropy, which will allow Mote to meet its ambitious campaign goals and continue as a world-class research establishment for many years to come.
Learn How You Can Help
To learn more about becoming part of Mote's Legacy Society, please contact The Development Office at 941-388-4441, Ext. 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Mote as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Mote as a lump sum.