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Maximizes your charitable deduction and delivers immediate benefits to GCEEF. We plant right away, the fish and carbon return within weeks. We recommend this be a portion of your gift.

                                                             Stock
The IRS allows you one of its most significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities.

Real Estate
Make a substantial gift to the GCEEF through a transfer of residential, commercial, industrial properties, or land. We can recommend a realty firm who will facilitate this.

Retirement Assets
Donate to the GCEEF with a tax-free distribution from your IRA.

Donor Advised Fund
A convenient and flexible way to manage your charitable giving and a cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation.

Business Interests
Give the GCEEF an interest in a closely-held or family business.

Personal Property
Donate boats, houses, medical & scientific equipment and secure an income tax deduction.

                                                                        LEGACY or BEQUEST 

                       ( After loved one Passes on ) memorial planting with Plaque    

Named legacy restoration areas such as "Agnes Oerke Memorial mangrove or 

seagrass garden ".  This can be advertised to the loved ones friends. This may be

a funeral tribute or a tribute to a living person . It may simulataneously service as

Carbon offset credits. In the Donor and Producer categories the producer may choose

an inscription and we will include the plaque. 

 

                                          A suggested donation schedule:

                                                    HELPER -$5 to $50

                                                   FRIEND -$50 to $500

                                              MEMBER -$500 to $1,000

                                            ECO-SPONSOR -$1,000 to $5,000

                            ECO-PARTNER -$5,000 to $10,000

                                          ECO-DONOR -$10,000 to $25.000

ECO-PRODUCER - $25,000 and UPwards

 

Leaving a Bequest

 

There are many easy ways to include the GCEEF in your will or estate plan.

You can name the GCEEF the direct beneficiary of specific assets such as

 

your Individual Retirement Plan (IRA), 401(k) or life-insurance policy, of a portion of your estate or of your residual estate after payment of other bequests.

Put Your IRA to Work for Nature

Did you know that you can now make a distribution from your IRA to the GCEEF

without incurring tax on the withdrawal? If you are 70½ or older temporary legislation

allows you to make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth

IRA to qualified charities without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. This is good

news for people who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from their

retirement assets, but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income

tax penalty. The current provision is effective for the 2009 tax year only.

Charitable IRA Rollover Provision

On October 3, 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

 

(H.R. 1424), which includes an extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. The extension allows individuals 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs tax-free to The Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation. This special opportunity is in effect for this tax year only so you must act by December 31, 2009 to take full advantage of the current legislation.

Please note: Partners, Donors and Producers are listed by name in the GCEEF Partners Section:

Here is what your tax-deductible donation will typically be spent for and will accomplish:

• $1,000.00 restores two acres of seagrass and millions of fish FOR PEOPLE IN POVERTY worth $170,000.00 every twenty years, OR

• $1,000.00 employs on an average ten fishermen in a nation of poverty for one month to restore fish nurseries in damaged coastal areas, OR

• $1,000.00 supports a one-day workshop to educate government staffs in developing countries on recent scientific environmental technologies for preserving and enhancing living marine ecosystems.

• Getting positive things done that make a lasting difference in the planet's sustainability and make the world work better is the hallmark of GCEEF. Through us you can leave your imprint and signature on a better, safer world that works for everybody!

All your contributions to The Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation are tax deductible as a 501 C-3 publically funded not for profit charity. Under the new tax laws, be sure to consult your professional tax advisor for how your deduction benefits you.

Send your tax deductible contribution to:

GREATER CARIBBEAN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

FOUNDATION, INC.

1359 SW 22 TER, Suite 1

Miami, FL33145

 

Texas Field Office: 4257 Willow Spring Road, Burton, TX 77835

Tel.: (305) 858-0014 Fax 305-858-6697

We are a 501 C-3 publicly - funded not for profit foundation.


PRODUCERS:

• United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

• Operation Raleigh Foundation

U.S. Department of Energy

• Mobil Oil foundation

DONORS:

• United Nations Environment Program

• Dr. Walter Garst

PARTNERS:

• Florida Department of Natural Resources

SPONSORS:

• Center for Public Policy, FloridaInternationalUniversity

• Mr. & Mrs. John O'Connell

• Scheuer Foundation

• Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.

 

                                                    . Rockefeller Foundation

. George P. Mitchell