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Gifts That You Can Make Today

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.

Outright Gift of Real Estate
Transforming Realty to Gift Reality Want to make a big gift to Save the Children without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps us give every last child the opportunity to survive and thrive for years to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property 0 you have held longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction. This eliminates capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance. Another benefit You don't 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. Ways to Give Real Estate You can give real estate to Save the Children in the following ways: An outright gift 0 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.

Endowed Gifts
Your Gift Can Last Forever: An endowment gift to Save the Children today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Save the Children. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name: If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Save the Children, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Outright Gift of Appreciated Securities
Receive a Tax Deduction for Using These as Gifts Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to Save the Children. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to ensure children grow up healthy, learning and safe while realizing important benefits for yourself. When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us in support of our mission, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer. Securities are most often used to support our work in the form of: An outright gift. When you donate securities to Save the Children, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent. A transfer on death (TOD) account.* By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid over to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime.

Outright Gift of Cash
The Power of a Simple Gift: One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support Save the Children is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of: An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or money order today, you enable us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission to improve and save children's lives in the U.S. and around the globe on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize. An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or money order today, you enable us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission to improve and save children's lives in the U.S. and around the globe on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize. We Can Help A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account. 

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