Winn Feline Foundation News July 2020
The Latest from Winn Feline Foundation
Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health by supporting research and education.
Every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.
 Honored Donors are donations over $100. We are thrilled with all of our donations Winn receives. We have so many generous supporters and appreciate your willingness to help every cat, every day benefit with Winn funded research.
Danna Abate
Judith Abate
Holly Aglialoro
Johnny Austin
Basepaws
Benevity Inc.
Jonathon Bennett
Kelly Bishoff
Carla Bizzell
Patrick Bowers
Marcus Brown
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Michael Christianson
Davida Cramer
Malin Demervall
Melanie Dziadulewicz
Jackie Ellis
Mark Feierstein
Bright Funds
Deborah Gilpin
Eric Green
Lena Gubarev
Gayle Hand
Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz
Megan Hockwalt
Roger Jeanson
Diane Kerly
John & Marilyn Kuray
Oleg Kuzmin
Susan MacArthur
Donna Maddox
Ryan Malane
Patricia Mitchell
Arthur Newkirk
Loinda Plummer
Christine Ratti Czerniecki
Aljoscha Riedmüller
Maryanne Schafer
Jodi Scott
Yusuke Shimono
Patricia Silver
Wendy Simpson
Anna Skaya
Katherine Sorrell
Irene Turner
Marie Vodicka
Tina Waltke
Pamela Weekes
Christine White
Ashley Wiehle
Yue Zhang
The International Cat Association
Special Funding Opportunity!
Call for Grant Proposals
Approximately $400,000 is available to fund proposals
Winn Feline Foundation , in a special funding opportunity co-sponsored by Nestlé Purina Petcare and Mars Petcare, is calling for grant proposals that address the effect that dietary phosphorus and calcium to phosphorus ratio have on renal health in cats.
 T he maximum grant amount is $50,000 for 1 to 2-year projects.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, September 21, 2020 (5pm EDT)
and awards will be announced by mid-December 2020.
Click here for more information!

Planned Giving Tips
By George Eigenhauser
An important goal in estate planning is to have your estate assets managed and distributed according you your intent upon your death or incapacity. To accomplish this you may have a Last Will and Testament (Will) or a Revocable Living Trust (which may also called an  Inter Vivos  Trust, a Family Trust, or a Grantor Trust) or both. However the way in which legal title to you assets is held, or designations you make under certain contracts, may affect how your estate plan is actually carried out. 
 
In general Trusts operate on assets for which legal title is held by the Trust. The transfer of assets to a Trust is referred to as “funding” the Trust. However, you may have assets that were left out of the Trust during your lifetime. To guard against this event, your Will may contain a “pour over” provision which places assets outside the Trust into the Trust upon your death. The assets may then be administered according to the terms of your Trust. 
 
You may own assets that go directly to your heirs “by operation of law” on your death and bypass your Will or Trust. Joint tenancy property (sometimes called joint tenancy with right of survivorship) will pass to the surviving joint tenants upon your death regardless of your Will or Trust. Real estate and bank accounts are often held in joint tenancy. Assets which let you name a beneficiary such as pensions, retirement plans, IRA’s, annuities, life insurance, payable-on-death or in-trust-for bank accounts, transferable-on-death securities accounts, and certain other assets may also bypass your Will or Trust. You should keep in mind that changes to your Will or Trust do not usually affect distribution of these assets. Title to your assets and payment designations should be consistent with your intentions and considered in your estate planning. Make sure you advise your attorney about all of your assets, how title is held, and how beneficiaries are designated, when preparing your estate plan.  

- George J. Eigenhauser Jr. is an attorney at law, licensed in the state of California since 1979. He has served on the Winn Board of Directors and as CFA liaison to Winn for more than 10 years. His expertise in the area of wills, trusts and estate planning allows him to assist donors with planned giving decisions. He is also the legislative coordinator for the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. and has served on the CFA board for 15 years.
Winn Feline Foundation
2020 Miller Trust Grants Call for Proposals
In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated Winn Feline Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. Winn has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make annual recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation, trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding....
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Winn Cat Health News

Read all of the latest news, updates and final reports on Winn-funded feline health studies HERE or click the links below to read each update.
W19-003 Optimization of the diagnosis of feline parvovirus (panleukopenia) infection in a shelter environment. (A Winn-funded research final progress report)
Principal Investigators: Dr. Linda Jacobson, Kyrsten, Janke, Kathy Ha, Jolene Giacinti, Roxanne Chan; Toronto Humane Society

W18-021   Targeted therapy for feline pulmonary carcinoma through exploitation of preferential NQO1 expressions and the drug isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone
(IB-DNQ).   (Winn-funded research interim progress report)
Principal Investigators: Alycen P. Lundberg, Timothy M. Fan, Paul J. Hergenrother, Anne, M. Barger; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

MT18-010     The effects of brachycephalic conformation on cardiopulmonary health in cats.  (A Winn funded health study interim progress report)
Principal Investigators: Heidi Phillips, Hadley Gleason, Stephanie Keating, Ryan Fries, Jordan Vitt, Brendan McKiernan; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign