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Consider a Donation of Retirement Assets
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Retirement plan assets are a great way to support the work at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation because they not only help support the mission, but they also can provide tax relief for your loved ones.
Money in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity has yet to be taxed. When a distribution is made from your retirement plan account to a beneficiary, that person will owe federal income tax.
Consider leaving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation to support our work. As a nonprofit organization, we are tax-exempt and will receive the full amount of what you designate to us from your plan. You can take advantage of this gift opportunity in the following ways:
Name us a beneficiary of your plan. This requires you to update your beneficiary designation form through your plan administrator. Here you can designate Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your plan only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.
Fund a testamentary charitable remainder trust. When you fund a charitable remainder trust with your heavily taxed retirement plan assets, the trust will receive the proceeds of your plan. The trust typically pays income to one or more named beneficiaries for life or for a set term of up to 20 years, after which the remaining assets in the trust would go to support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation. This gift provides excellent tax and income benefits for you while supporting your family and our work.
A donor advised fund. When retirement plan assets pass to your heirs, distributions are taxed as ordinary income. This income tax burden can be substantial, greatly reducing the value of the intended gift. Instead, you can designate your donor advised fund as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan assets. Your fund receives the full amount of the gift and bypasses any federal taxes.
See How It Works
An unrestricted gift to support comprehensive programs and services across the entire continuum of cancer care allowing the Cancer Center team to designate where it's needed most at the time.
A restricted gift to support a specific philanthropic pillar, program and/or a specific diagnosis within our focus areas of prevention, research, innovation, education, patient care patient support and survivorship.
A minimum gift of $100,000 establishes a Named Endowed Fund. You can create the fund in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor or remember. The Fund can be designated for comprehensive support or priority support based on what is most meaningful to you. For further information on this key form of giving, please contact the Development Office.
Matching funds can be a powerful tool in helping the Cancer Center leverage your gift. This fund can be used to match donations to establish endowed funds, securing innovative, comprehensive care for patients today and in the future.
- Contact Carter Rose Stone at (225) 215-1298 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation
Address: 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Federal Tax ID Number: 20-2046461