Last-minute charitable gifts to the IRC for 2010
Thank you for your interest in supporting the humanitarian work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). If you would like to make a tax-deductible charitable donation before the end of 2010, you may do so online, by mail, by phone, or by making a gift of stock or mutual funds:
- Your online gift must be completed no later than midnight EST on Friday, December 31 for 2010 tax purposes.
- After you submit your credit card information online, you will receive an automatic e-mail acknowledgement from the IRC (IRCupdates@theIRC.org). Please print this message and retain it as an official receipt of your online gift.
To provide ongoing monthly support as an IRC Rescue Partner, please visit theIRC.org/donate/rescue-partners
If you experience any difficulties in donating, or do not receive a receipt for your gift, please contact Michael McKinstry, donor stewardship manager at +1 212 551 2982 or Michael.McKinstry@theIRC.org.
To make a gift by check, please send it to the IRC, P.O. Box 98152, Washington, D.C. 20090-8152, postmarked by December 31.
To make a credit card donation by phone, please call 1 877 REFUGEE (+1 877 733 8433). The deadline for credit card donations via phone is December 30 by 5pm EST.
To make a gift of stock, please contact Laura Fortuna, IRC donor services and operations manager ( + 1 212 551 0984 or Laura.Fortuna@theIRC.org), to obtain transfer instructions. We must be notified by 4pm EST on December 29 in order to provide you with instructions in time to affect the transfer by the close of trading on December 30.
Please be sure to notify the IRC of your gift of stock so we can identify your gift and rapidly send you a receipt for tax purposes. Please note that gifts of stock which cannot be directly attributed to an individual will be returned.
To transfer shares of a mutual fund, please contact Laura Fortuna (+ 1 212 551 0984 or Laura.Fortuna@theIRC.org) by 4pm EST on December 22. Because of the complex nature of mutual fund transfers, we have an earlier processing deadline for gifts of this type.
People aged 70 1/2 or older can make tax-free transfers up to $100,000 per year from a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA directly to the International Rescue Committee. Additionally, IRA rollover gifts can be made through the end of January 2011 and still count toward your 2010 taxes. For information about making an IRA gift, please contact Eric Bebernitz, major and planned gifts associate, at +1 212 551-2947 or Eric.Bebernitz@theIRC.org.
Disclaimer: The International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The information contained herein is not intended by the International Rescue Committee to be construed as legal or tax advice. The IRC encourages you to consult with your legal/financial/tax advisor before donating securities to the IRC.
To give in the UK and Europe, please visit www.IRCuk.org