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Contact Marc Vigliotti at 800.544.4470 or plannedgiving@savechildren.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Save the Children in your will or estate plan.

Make a Gift Tax-Free With an IRA

A Tax-Saving Way to Help Save the Children

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Save the Children and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future. 

Why Consider This Gift?

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. 
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Ways to Give Real Estate: Transforming Realty to Gift Reality    

Such a generous gift helps us give every last child the opportunity to survive and thrive for years to come — a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction. This eliminates capital gains tax. You no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.

Another benefit: You do not have to hassle with selling the real estate. You can deed the property directly to Save the Children or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.

You can give real estate to Save the Children in the following ways: 

  • An outright gift: When you make a gift today of real estate you have owned longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction equal to the property's full fair market value. This deduction lets you reduce the cost of making the gift and frees cash that otherwise would have been used to pay taxes. By donating the property to us, you also eliminate capital gains tax on its appreciation.
  • A gift in your will or living trust: A gift of real estate through your will or living trust allows you the flexibility to change your mind and the potential to support our work with a larger gift than you could during your lifetime. In as little as one sentence or two, you can ensure that your support for Save the Children continues after your lifetime.
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