Making a Difference

A Gift from your IRA and Other Year-end Options

If you are age 70½ or over, you can make a gift (up to $100,000) directly to us from your IRA that counts toward your required minimum distribution and no tax is due on the distribution. Rules that allow tax-free gifts from IRAs to charity make it easier than ever to plan ahead using this tax-wise giving strategy. Contact us for details.

Of course, there are many other tax-wise strategies you can use to support our work—options specifically designed to meet your personal planning and charitable goals.

Consider three typical year-end planning goals and how to meet them:

  • When your goal is to complete a gift quickly that is tax deductible and makes an immediate impact, then think about sending a check to support the programs you care most about.
  • When you want to avoid capital gains tax and enjoy the benefits of an immediate income tax deduction, consider making a gift of appreciated stock or other highly appreciated property.
  • When your primary goal is to provide income for your retirement while supporting our work, then a charitable gift annuity may be an excellent choice.

Contact us to find out more about the many ways you can make an impact with a year-end gift. It will be our privilege to answer any questions or talk about any concerns you may have, and thank you once again for your continued interest and your ongoing support.

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