Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to JewishColumbus.
If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can make a gift of your unused retirement assets to help further our mission.
To leave your retirement assets to JewishColumbus you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate JewishColumbus as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.
Did you know that 60 to 70 percent of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to JewishColumbus. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.