Other Ways to Give
Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock by a direct transfer to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Your gift of a publicly traded stock that has appreciated in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide you with a greater tax benefit than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you also avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You will save even more by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.
If you would like to make a gift of stock to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, please contact Gary Dicovitsky, Executive Vice President, Development, at 1-800-757-CURE (2873).
Will or Living Trust
When you name the Prostate Cancer Foundation in your Will, you create a legacy of hope for men facing prostate cancer.
With a gift through your Will or Living Trust, you retain full use of your gift property during your life. Bequests and gifts through Living Trusts can be of any size and may be of cash, securities, real estate or other property.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
One of the most attractive ways to make a commitment to fighting prostate cancer is to name the PCF as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
An IRA is one of the most tax-efficient assets you can leave to charity. If you leave the assets of your IRA to your children or other heirs, they will have to pay income tax on the distributions, in addition to the estate taxes your executor may have already paid. But, if you leave the assets to a qualified charity such as the PCF, this double taxation is avoided.
In addition to being tax-efficient, this method is quite simple, requiring only a change of beneficiary designation using the appropriate form. Ask your IRA trustee or custodian for the appropriate form to make the change. (See also special provision below.)
Many people own some form of life insurance because of its unique ability to meet a variety of needs for financial protection. You can name the Prostate Cancer Foundation as the primary beneficiary or as a successor beneficiary of a life insurance policy. When PCF receives the proceeds, your estate will be allowed an estate tax deduction. Or, you may wish to give us a policy you no longer need and receive an immediate income tax deduction for the value of that policy.
If you have designated the Prostate Cancer Foundation as a beneficiary using any of the above planned giving options, please let us know. We would like to thank you!
For more information or to contact the Prostate Cancer Foundation with your intentions for planned giving, please call Gary Dicovitsky, Executive Vice President for Development, at 1-800-757-CURE (2873) or write to us at:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Combined Federal Campaign
Federal employees and retirees participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) can designate their contribution to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. We are affiliated with the Health and Medical Research Charities. Please designate CFC #10574.
Special IRA Provision for Individuals 70.5 Years or Older
Federal tax law once again permits individuals age 70 ½ or older to make tax-free allocations from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to charities, up to a maximum of $100,000. There are two special transition rules which apply to this provision:
- Distributions made in January 2013 may be re-characterized as made on December 31, 2012, and,
- Taxpayers may treat a distribution that was taken from an IRA in December 2012 as a charitable distribution if it is transferred to a charity before February 1, 2013.
Please contact your tax preparer or financial advisor for further details.