Thank YOU for an Inspiring 2023

Thank you to our Gulf Coast donor families and to our incredible collaborators for their bold and proactive philanthropy that is transforming our region. 

As the end of 2023 approaches, it is the perfect time to give, grow and grant from your fund to reduce taxes and support the causes you care about in the future. Gulf Coast is ready to assist you in achieving your philanthropic goals.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Philanthropy Team as you consider your year-end giving needs. 

Our Philanthropy Team

Our entire Gulf Coast team is ready to assist donors and their professional advisors with year-end giving.

If you still seek to complete a meaningful charitable gift for the 2023 tax year, keep this handy information in mind: 

Donor advised funds .

Donor advised funds at Gulf Coast allow you to earn a tax deduction for your gift now and then direct grants to the charities of your choice, with no geographic restrictions, when you’re ready. We can help you set up a donor advised fund in less than a day! 

Consider giving appreciated stock.

Appreciated stock can be an especially tax-wise charitable gift. Stock gifts can help donors avoid capital gains taxes, so their charitable dollars can do even more. Call or email us for stock-transfer instructions. 

Give smart through an IRA charitable rollover.

Make a gift from your IRA (up to $100,000 per tax year) directly to Gulf Coast and avoid paying income taxes on the distribution if you’re 70 ½ or older. Please note that these tax-free gifts are not permitted for donor advised funds but there are many other options available that allow you to use these funds to support your favorite charities through Gulf Coast. 

Make your gift by December 31. 
  • Checks that are dated and postmarked on or before Dec. 31 and mailed to our office via U.S. Postal Service will be counted as gifts in 2023, regardless of when they are received.

  • Envelopes sent through a private mailing service like FedEx or hand-delivered, however, must be received by a staff member within our office by the morning of Friday, December 29 to be processed for this tax year.

  • You can also make a credit-card gift online to a fund or initiative at Gulf Coast. 


Co-Invest with Gulf Coast.

Together we can do so much more. Join Gulf Coast in supporting one of our data-driven initiatives or projects to address our region’s most pressing challenges. Give now to a specific fund, initiative or give to the area of greatest need. Contact your Philanthropic Advisor to give through your donor advised fund or legacy plans.

Contact our Philanthropy Team today by emailing or calling 941.486.4600. 

Our offices will be closed Friday, December 22 - Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.