Giving During Your Lifetime

By making a gift to 50 North during your lifetime, you get to experience the joy of partnering with 50 North for the benefit of Hancock County's older adults. There are also tax benefits that may be available to you when you give.
  • Cash

    A cash gift is a simple way to support the work of 50 North. If you wish to make a gift of cash, you may do so online, through personal check, certified check, or wire transfer. For 2020 only, if you itemize your deductions on your income tax return, the CARES Act allows you to deduct cash contributions up to 100% of your adjusted gross income, up from the 60% limit during a normal year. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • IRA Charitable Rollover or Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

     A gift from your IRA to 50 North is almost as simple as a gift of cash. Depending on your age, you may be eligible to make a lifetime gift from your IRA. This gift is referred to as an IRA Charitable Rollover or Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).

    To make a QCD: 

    1. You must be age 70-1/2 or older.
    2. The QCD only works from a traditional IRA. You may transfer money from a different kind of plan to a traditional IRA and then make the QCD.
    3. The QCD must be made directly to a public charity. You should instruct your IRA custodian to issue a check for your donation directly to 50 North.
    4. The QCD counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year in which the QCD is made. While RMDs are waived for 2020, in future years and at the age of 72, a QCD may also fulfill all or part of the RMD you must take. 
    5. Although you may not claim a charitable deduction for a QCD, of greater importance is the fact that you do not have to report the QCD as income on your income tax return. 
    6. You may give a maximum of $100,000 per individual annually by QCD.

     

    To read more about IRA gifts, please view these FAQs from the IRS - Retirement Plan FAQs

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Appreciated Stock

    A gift of appreciated stock that you have held for more than one year may be a  beneficial way for you to support 50 North. When you make a gift of appreciated stock,  you give the full value of the stock to support the mission of 50 North and avoid the capital gains tax on the sale of the stock. For this gift to work favorably, you must give the stock and not the proceeds from a sale of stock to 50 North. Your gift is immediately available for the benefit of our community’s older adults and you qualify for a tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the stock.  

    Make a Stock Transfer

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

Planned Giving

These giving options and others may require a little more time and consultation with your professional advisor. However, these options may allow you to give more, maintain greater control or achieve financial or tax advantage. 50 North staff are pleased to work with you and your professional advisor to find the gift strategy that fulfills your personal and philanthropic goals.
  • Gift in Your Will

    Providing for a gift in your will is an easy way to transfer assets to 50 North after your lifetime. Through your will, you can give a certain dollar amount, a specific property, a  percentage of your estate, or what is left after other gifts have been made. By making a  gift in your will, you are assured that all of your assets are available to you during your lifetime. Sample Bequest language is available by clicking HERE that you can provide to your attorney in the drafting or amendment of your will.

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

    A charitable gift annuity offers you a way to make a gift to 50 North that pays you a lifetime income. You create a charitable gift annuity for a minimum of $20,000, receive income from that annuity for life, and designate what is left to support 50 North’s services to the local senior population. You get to experience the joy of giving now,  receive an immediate income tax deduction while receiving lifetime income and a lasting legacy for 50 North. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Beneficiary Designation on Retirement Plan Assets

    One of the most tax-efficient ways to support 50 North is by naming it in whole or in part  as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), IRA, or other qualified retirement programs.  When inherited by your heirs, these assets will be subject to taxation. For this reason,  retirement plan assets make a smart source of funds for charitable giving, as 50 North will pay no tax on a gift from these assets. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Beneficiary Designation on Life Insurance Policies

    Another tax-efficient way to support 50 North is by naming it in whole or in part as a  beneficiary of your life insurance. You can also make a gift to 50 North of a fully paid life insurance policy you no longer need. This is one of the simplest ways to make a  significant contribution and leave a lasting legacy for 50 North.  

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

    With the assistance of your estate planning attorney, you can set up a charitable remainder trust that allows you and your loved ones to receive lifetime income from your assets or property, qualify you for an income or estate tax deduction for a charitable gift,  and leave an important legacy for 50 North. The amount of income received depends on the type of trust and payout rate selected by you. The amount of the tax deduction depends on whether the trust occurs during your lifetime or after your death, the age of the life income recipient, the payout rate, and the discount rate as determined by the  Internal Revenue Service. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Charitable Lead Trust

    With the advice and management of your estate planning attorney or other professional,  you can set up a charitable lead trust that allows you to make a charitable gift to 50  North during the trust’s term. When the trust terminates, the remaining assets return to you or your heirs. This is a complex giving strategy that requires the expert advice of your professional advisor and is only appropriate for very large gifts. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

  • Real Estate

    A gift of valuable real estate is an excellent way to make a gift to 50 North. Gifts of real estate range from personal residences and vacation homes to rental properties,  farmland, and commercially developed land. You may choose to give real estate outright and receive an immediate tax deduction or retain the use of the property during your lifetime with the remainder interest going to 50 North. Gifts of real property to 50 North require the approval of the 50 North Board of Trustees. 

    For more information, contact Tracy McMath at tmcmath@50north.org or 419-722-4961.

" A gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension, or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a donation to 50 North, you will impact the lives of older adults now and into the future. Please consider making a gift of your unused retirement assets to further 50 North’s mission of enriching lives and supporting independence."
Gene and Elaine Stevens—50 North members and donors

"When you donate appreciated securities to 50 North, you can take a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security as of the date of your gift. Choosing securities that have the lowest cost basis and the highest capital gain makes the most tax sense. You pay no capital gains tax on your gift, nor does 50 North, because 50 North is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Transferring securities from your brokerage account is not complicated. Donating long-term appreciated securities makes tax sense."
Richard and Karen Zunkiewicz—
50 North board member and donors

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