Making a bequest is a powerful act for positive change.  Nonprofit organizations such as Cat Depot receive many of their most significant contributions in the form of bequests. We are deeply grateful to those caring individuals who through their will or living trust make a gift to support our work over the years to come.

Cat Depot, Inc, is a Florida corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity. Donations to Cat Depot qualify for income, gift, and estate tax deductions.

There are many ways you can give to Cat Depot. Talk with your financial and tax advisors to consider the right way for you to remember the kitties during your lifetime or as a legacy.

For more information about planned giving and the Lifetime Care Program, please email Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, or call (941) 366-2404.

 

Planned Giving - Cash Gifts

Cash Gifts

You can enjoy seeing your gift work for the cats by making a direct gift of cash during your lifetime, or by making a special provision in your Last Will and Testament or Trust Agreement.
 


Planned Giving - Appreciated Securities

Appreciated Securities

The transfer of appreciated securities to Cat Depot is tax efficient. You may be entitled to deduct the fair market value of the securities, without having to recognize any of the capital gain. Cat Depot can then sell the securities without having to pay any income tax.
 


Planned Giving - Life Insurance

Life Insurance and Retirement Benefits

A simple way to provide for Cat Depot is to name us the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, individual retirement account or other retirement plan benefits. Cat Depot can use 100% of the gift to provide for the cats, with none of the gift being paid in income tax.
 


Charitable Remainder Trust

You can establish a trust that can provide you or another family member with income for a stated number of years or for life, with the remainder interest to be paid to Cat Depot. And by doing so, you can obtain a charitable income-tax deduction when you fund the trust. You should talk with your attorney about whether a trust like this may be right for you.
 


Planned Giving - Charitable Lead Trust

Charitable Lead Trust

You can establish a trust that will provide income to Cat Depot for a number of years, and then distribute the balance of the trust to family members. This might be a nice way to provide a gift to your children or grandchildren at a later date. You would be entitled to claim a charitable income-tax deduction when you establish the trust.
 


Planned Giving - Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations

Please remember Cat Depot when making distributions from donor advised funds and private family foundations. Private family foundations are required to make annual distributions to avoid tax penalties. We are happy to help you avoid the penalties. Please remember the good work we do when selecting charitable recipients of distributions from your private family foundation or donor advised fund.
 


Planned Giving - Lifetime Care

Lifetime Care Program

For those interested in planning for the care of their cat(s), taking this step will ensure a safe and loving environment for their ‘family members’ in case something happens to the owner. Learn more...


 CAT DEPOT, INC. MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED BY THE FLORIDA SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE, OR GO TO WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH16739.

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