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    Imagine you could make a transformative donation to CALM, increase your income and leave more for your heirs, all while giving less to the Internal Revenue Service?

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    You can create a lasting legacy at CALM by including us in your estate plans. A bequest to CALM can help you and your family reduce or avoid estate taxes and at the same time help you realize your own philanthropic objectives. Joining the Children’s Legacy Society is a lasting way to establish a profound commitment to CALM’s future. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Kort at (805) 206-8663 or

    Donor Profile: Anna and Petar Kokotovic

    CALM_DonorProfile-smCALM still holds a special place in my life. I continue to witness the impact on children and families through the work of dedicated and highly qualified staff. Traumatized children become successful at home and in school. Parents learn to care for and support their children as abuse and neglect is prevented through home visitation services. Prevention services at schools help children report abuse and get help. The Forensic Interviewing approach is now the standard for investigation and prosecution of sexual abuse throughout SB County. CALM serves as a training site for students from UCSB and Antioch. UCSB researchers demonstrate that the evidence based treatment models, developed in university labs, work with CALM clients. All of this is made possible by an outstanding Staff and Board members who set CALM’s mission, hire the ED and, together with the Auxiliary, help raise the necessary funds.

    Petar and I made our support of CALM a key part of our retirement planning through a donation to CALM’s successful Keep CALM Campaign. Securing CALM’s future by leaving a bequest to CALM in our wills means that children thought out Santa Barbara County will continue to receive the benefits of CALM’s work long into the future.