Leave a Legacy
Please speak to a financial advisor about options and the benefits legacy gifts.
How to Give
Giving can be done directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Acceptance of all gifts will be guided by Child Crisis Arizona’s Gift Acceptance Policy, available on request.
If you are 70½ or older and required to take a minimum distribution from your individual retirement account (IRA) there is now a helpful tax-savings measure that allows you to use IRA fund for a charitable contribution.
Traditionally, when you take money out of an IRA you’d have to pay taxes, but if it’s a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) gifted directly to your favorite non-profit, you would not have to pay taxes. Instead of the taxes owed on the distribution you can make a charitable gift of up to $100,000.
Congress has made this provision permanent, so now every year you can donate from an IRA without having to count the distributions as taxable income. Also, because this applies to each individual’s IRA a spouse can donate their IRA too and double your family’s contribution.
Charitable Trusts provide income to a donor (or the donor’s designees) and allows for an income tax deduction. Charitable Lead Trusts combine income to Child Crisis Arizona for a term of years with a distribution of principal back to the donor or family, often with substantial tax benefits.
A simple way to give a gift is to name Child Crisis Arizona as a beneficiary in a will or trust. Designate an amount or percentage, or even help a specific program. There is no monetary requirement today.