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IRA Charitable Rollover

You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

IRA Charitable Rollover
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Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the work and mission of our organization

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
  3. Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  4. Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Contact us

If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

Meet Dale and Sharon Stephens

Retired Bethel Professor of Chemistry Dale Stephens and his wife Sharon wanted to find ways to support the university while meeting their financial goals and leaving a legacy for their family.

"We never thought we would have money to do anything like this. We thought 'that's for other people and big donors.' But giving has always been a big priority," says Dale. "For us, the rollover of our minimum distribution made sense; I wish we had known about it earlier!" Read more

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