WINN FELINE FOUNDATION NEWS
September 2020
HONORED DONORS

Honored Donors have given donations over $100. We are thrilled with all of the donations Winn receives. We have so many generous supporters and appreciate your willingness to help every cat, every day benefit with Winn funded research.
Abysinnian Cat Club of America
Holly Aglialoro
AmazonSmile Foundation
Patrick Bowers
Marcus Brown
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Krista Dickens
Eric Green
Christopher Gross
Lena Gubarev
Bob & Olga Harbour
Susan Head
Wesley & Lyn Hoffmaster
Nicholas Hrib
Anthony Hutcherson
Bayly Janson-LaPalme
Laura Kauffman
Maria Kuty
Oleg & Yayoi Kuzmin
Vince Lamb
Teddy Lilley
Ryan Malane
Julie and Tom Moylan
Christine Ratti Czerniecki
Jewel Reese
Suzanne Rocca-Butler
Kevin & Diana Santiago-Kiley
Erin Schlitts
Sara Schwartz
Bethani Semple
Wendy Simpson
Chris Sperandio
Victoria Travis
Daniel Watson
Amber Wilson
World Pet Association, Inc.
Zoetis
The International Cat Association and Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
Gayle Berkeley in memory of Stray Liotta
Michelle DePrima in memory of Skye
Melanie Dziadulewicz in memory of Catsandra and Catawampus
Beverly Ellison in memory of Sasha
Renee Ferrero in memory of Cinnamon and Maxwell
Eileen Gonzalez in memory of Muffin
Marian Hawkins in memory of Cher & Sonny
Julia Hill in memory of Ivan
Roger Jeanson in memory of Pisha
Rosie Scott in memory of Thomas
Brent Lindberg in memory of Bobby, Mojo & Batista
Susan Moller in memory of Kaspurr & Teddy
Carolyn Paurowski in memory of Tamra
Barbara Reed in memory of Jack
Alison Roth in memory of Mina
Sarah Walters in memory of Noodle
Leigh Anne Jimenez in memory of Simba
Sally Davenport in memory of Dylan and Arran
Jane LoPresti in memory of Delancy
Jessica Mace in memory of Moses
Sje Schonberg in memory of Harry
Winn's Monthly Webinar Series
presents the
September Webinar:
Assisi Animal Health is offering a 15% discount on their products to all registrants. Valid through September! Find your discount code in your registration confirmation email!
Don't miss these webinars coming in October! RACE approval pending!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
In celebration of National Veterinary Technicians Week, join us for a webinar with
Kara M. Burns, MS, M.Ed, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry). More information coming soon!
Winn Scholarships and Awards
Mary Coleman, 3rd year veterinary student attending The Ohio State University, is the recipient of one of 2 Veterinary Student Scholarships provided by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation.
Rebecca Rosas, 2nd year vet student attending the University of California-Davis, is the recipient of one of 2 Veterinary Student Scholarships provided by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation.
Dr. John Kruger, Carrigan Chair Endowed Professor for Feline Health at Michigan State University, is the recipient of the 2020 American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award.

Planned Giving Tips
By George Eigenhauser
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 creates two, temporary changes to federal tax law to encourage charitable donations. As part of CARES, individuals and corporations who itemize their deductions may be able to claim much larger amounts of their charitable contributions. Individual taxpayers may deduct gifts of cash to public charities up to 100% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (up from the previous maximum of 60%). Corporate taxpayers may be able to deduct gifts of cash to public charities up to 25% of their taxable income (up from the previous maximum of 10%). These increases in allowable charitable deductions only apply to cash donations to public charities, not to donations to private foundations or donor advised funds. 
 
CARES also creates a new “above the line” adjustment to income which allows taxpayers who do not itemize to receive a tax benefit from charitable donations. It is estimated that almost 9 out of 10 individual taxpayers do not itemize their federal tax deductions. For 2020 the amount available is up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in charitable contributions. The amount of the charitable donation, up to the dollar limit, is subtracted from their gross income before calculating the standard deduction and taxes due. It reduces their taxable income without the need to itemize deductions on their federal tax return.
 
Please remember that you may not take a charitable deduction for your contribution unless the organization is qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. Some organizations, such as political, social, or civic groups, may be tax exempt but you can not deduct contributions to them as charitable donations. The Winn Feline Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All of your donations to Winn are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under federal law.

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 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.

W19-030 Accuracy and precision of compounded famciclovir for treatment of cats affected with feline herpesvirus type-1. (A Winn-funded research project final report) Principal Investigators: Louise O’Leary, Lionel Sebbag, Rachel Allbaugh; Iowa State University
W18-028   Master regulator of DJD associated pain and hypersensitivity in felines (A Winn-funded research project grant final summary report) Principal Investigator: Drs. Santosh Mishra and Duncan Lascelles; North Carolina State University.
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