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Your gift in any amount is appreciated and will help the Child Protection Center continue to offer prevention, intervention and treatment services to the victims of child abuse in our community.

Click the button on the RIGHT to make a donation that goes DIRECTLY to support the Child Protection Center's services. 


If you prefer to contribute by phone,
please call 941.365.1277x103 between 9:00am – 5:00pm

If you prefer to mail your donation,download our
Annual Donation Form document below, and print out.

Pillar of Hope Donation Form (pdf)

Please mail to:

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236


IRA Charitable Rollover

Who Could Benefit From an IRA Charitable Rollover?

If charitable deductions are not itemized -

  • IRA rollovers especially benefit the nearly 40% of Americans who do not itemize deductions and therefore do not receive a tax benefit for their charitable contributions.

If charitable gifts already exceed 50% / 30% limits of expected adjusted gross income for 2015 -

  • This allows the donor to skip by these limits and give more.

If Social Security income is taxable -

  • By avoiding the recognition of taxable income, the donor may have less of their Social Security income subject to income tax.

If donor is a resident of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts or West Virginia -

  • These states provide no income tax break for charitable contributions.

Future estate tax implications -

  • The combination of estate and income taxes on IRA assets can produce an effective tax rate of up to 80%. The Charitable IRA Rollover exclusion gives individuals the opportunity to remove up to $100,000 of these assets from their estate with no tax consequences. Spouses can rollover up to $100,000 as well if qualified.

What Are The Rules for Using an IRA Charitable Rollover?

  1. Individuals must be 70½ years old or older.
  2. Rollover cannot exceed $100,000. Amounts more than $100,000 will be added to taxable income.
  3. The rollover for 2015 must be completed before December 31, 2015.
  4. Rollovers can only be made from traditional IRAs. Rollovers from 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans, pension plans, and other retirement plans do not qualify. Funds must come DIRECTLY from the plan administrator to the charity.

Please note that if a donor made direct distributions earlier in 2015 from their IRA to a charity where those funds were put in a donor advised fund, the donor is still required to claim those monies as income and they cannot be characterized as a charitable rollover.

Two Ways to use your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for your Charitable Legacy with American Endowment Foundation (AEF)

While traditional donor advised funds and private foundations are not eligible for the IRA Charitable Rollover, AEF offers other fund options that do qualify. Unlike a donor advised fund, these options require that the charitable beneficiaries and grant distribution patterns be specified up-front. These funds offer a variety of grant-distribution patterns including an endowment feature that enables distributions to support the specified charities ... virtually forever.

Of additional note, this process allows the donor to have their trusted financial advisor to continue to manage the assets.

For example, the donor can use the rollover to establish a:

  • Designated Fund: A donor can create a designated fund at AEF to support a specific charity of their choice. According to a predetermined schedule, AEF makes a specific grant distribution to the charity…virtually forever.

Please contact CPC’s Development Department at 941-365-1277 for more information.

Ways To Give

The Child Protection Center offers a variety of ways to give.


CPC Partners

Beneva Flowers | Richard Bergman
Canada Med Services | Sharyn Chapman
Children’s World | Francine DiFilippo Value Appraisals
The Lisa Ridings Band | Michele Penn
Scarves by Mary DeArment | Treat

Richard Bergman

Richard’s book, Not As Much As I Love You, is based on true experiences with his grandchildren at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. His book, Sarah Seahorse Wants A Family tells a story about a couple’s desire to have a child to love and care for and the joy they experience when their little one arrives. Both these books express the importance of family to him. A percentage of the sale of his books will go towards supporting Child Protection Center.

As a young child, Richard Bergman was raised without a father. He yearned to be in a family like his friends with both a mother and a father. Once he was fortunate enough to have children of his own and later experience the joy of being a grandfather, caring for, protecting and loving his family became the center of his life.

Richard Bergman is an entrepreneur and business consultant, specializing in the non-profit arena. However, above all, he is “Grampa” to his seven grandchildren, for whom he is sometimes nanny, baby-sitter, cheerleader and supporter. Because Rich strongly believes in the importance of family and tradition, he endeavors to pass on these values, many of which have been passed down to him from his grandfather.

After raising five children, Rich and his wife Rebecca reside in Sarasota, Florida.

Canada Med Services

Canada Med Services, is locally owned and has been saving customers up to 75% on prescription medication since 2003. Through the Charity of Choice Program you can contribute to The Child Protection Center (CPC) each time you place an order. For questions or price quotes, please call and mention CPC. You will receive $25.00 off your first order . Phone 941-927-3600 Fax 941-927-0027 Monday - Friday 8:30 -5:00 - Stop By - 4119 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233

Please click here for a $25 gift certificate (.PDF)

Sharyn Chapman

Fun and uplifting! We invite you to read Sharyn Chapman’s books - “Age with a Giggle” and “Put Your Teeth in Honey, You’re Not Dead Yet!.” Best of all, proceeds from the sale of her books support the Child Protection Center!

Sharyn’s books are available now online at and through her website

At this time, Sharyn’s books can only be purchased online; however, we wish to thank the following local stores that have sold her books in support of CPC:

  • Molly's! A Chic and Unique Boutique
  • Coconuts of Siesta Key
  • Davidson Drugs
  • Beach Bazaar on Siesta Key
  • The Florida Olive Oil Company on St. Armands
  • Drs. R. Dean Hautamaki and Todd K. Horiuchi
  • Binjara Traders, Inc. on St. Armands

Children’s World

Children’s World Toys and uniform supply store dedicated to providing the highest quality products and personal first-rate service since 1964!

Francine DiFilippo Value Appraisals

Appraisal Specializations;
• Antiques
• Artwork
• Collectables
• Estates
• Furniture
• Gems & Jewelry
• Natural Color Diamonds

941-923-3597 (office)
941-685-9925 (mobile)
Click here to visit website

The Lisa Ridings Band

We are indebted to The Lisa Ridings Band, a popular, local band, for contributing their time and talents to the Child Protection Center. Support those who support us by attending upcoming shows listed on the band’s website:

The Lisa Ridings Band at CPC’s 2014 Pillar of Hope Open House.

Michele Penn

Michele Penn is an award-winning photographer, published with Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie, an inspirational speaker and a best-selling contributing author.

Michele Penn lives in Sarasota, Florida, with David, the man of her dreams, where she finds great inspiration from a community rich in art-appreciation. In the book, Peace in the Present Moment, Michele Penn's breathtaking floral photographs add peace and a deep stillness to the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. Michele's close-up photos, which she likes to call floral "soul shots" are a symbol of enlightenment. Her attention to detail and her ability to capture the soul of the flower sets her apart and makes her work truly inspiring.

From July 31st 2014 to July 31st 2015, Michelle is giving 33% of her proceeds back to CPC from the sale of book “Peach in the Present Moment” by Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. Photography by Michele Penn.

Scarves by Mary DeArment

When you buy any Mary DeArment scarf, we will donate 5% to Child Protection Center.


Use code CPC at checkout.

Mary DeArment, inspired by a tour of CPC, designed a HOPE scarf, whose story is told on her website. Mary DeArment extends to her custoemrs a way to fight club abuse by donating 5% of any scarf to the Child Protection Center.

Scarves by MaryDeArment • 941-400-8818 •


Treat has this special bracelet available for $10, with $3.50 coming back to CPC.

Visit Treat at 530 S. Pineapple Avenue in Burns Court, Sarasota. They feature an assortment of hand crafted jewelry, clothing, handbags, scarves and gifts under $100.

What Your Gift Provides

Here are just a few examples of how your generous donations are being used.


Annual Giving

Pillar of Hope Circle Annual Giving Program


Leave a Legacy

Be a Pillar of Hope for Children in Crisis

In planned giving there are many options and opportunities. Often donors realize advantages, rewards, and peace-of-mind in forming an estate and legacy giving plan.

Whether it is your desire to leave a legacy gift in your will, bequest, or estate plans; through stocks, life insurance, retirement plans, or gifts of property; or in any type of annuity that best suits your charitable, tax, and income needs, CPC’s Development Department is ready to assist you.

You and/or your family may consider the following:

  • A will or a trust naming Child Protection Center, Inc.

  • Transferring gifts of stock in honor of a loved one, a popular way to make a gift of an appreciated asset and take advantage of the charitable tax deduction without penalty of capital gains.

  • Creating a charitable gift annuity providing the donor(s) and/or other named beneficiaries with a guaranteed income at a competitive rate of return. After their lifetime, the gift annuity establishes a permanent charitable fund that benefits the Child Protection Center.

  • Donating an IRA or Qualified Plan and Real Property with Lifetime Use - providing income for you during your lifetime and furnishing a impactful gift to CPC at a later time.

For more information about being a member of CPC’s Pillar of Hope Legacy Society, please contact Melissa Lane, Director of Development, by calling 941-365-1277, Ext. 103 or by emailing her at


Your gift in any amount is very much appreciated


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Main Office:
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277


Supervised Visitation Center:
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293







North Port Location:
6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Florida 34297


Arcadia Location:
222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266

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