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 Jewish Community Foundation, Inc..
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 any of your retirement assets to Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. (This can often be done online or by contacting the custodian to send you the appropriate forms.) By designating JCF as beneficiary, your endowment fund 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.
By notifying JCF of this beneficiary designation update, we can work with you to establish an agreement to ensure your philanthropic wishes continue.
Did you know that 60%-70% 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 JCF to build your endowment fund. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.
If you have any questions about gifts of retirement assets, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.
Please let us know if you have already included Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.