Gifts That Make an Impact Now
We are grateful that supporters like you want to help us preserve our nation’s battlefields so that the future generations can continue to learn about American battlefields and their importance in our nation’s history.
Below are some additional gift options that you can consider:
A Gift of Property
You may wish to transfer ownership of your property (real estate, works of art, etc.) and receive a charitable tax deduction. In addition, gifts of residual interest may be considered in which you may retain the use of the property during your lifetime. Benefits include:
- Income tax deduction
- Avoidance of capital gains tax
- Continued use of your property for life in some instances
- Your gift passes to the American Battlefield Trust outside of the estate process
- Satisfaction of knowing the American Battlefield Trust will have the benefit of your gift in the future
If you have a collection and would like to sell it to benefit the American Battlefield Trust, please consider selling it through the eBay Giving Works program. When you list your item on eBay, just select the American Battlefield Trust to benefit, and choose the percentage you want to give to us to preserve battlefields. Learn more here.
This type of gift is simple and eligible for an immediate charitable tax deduction. Learn more here.
Donor Advised Fund
Final distribution of contributions remaining in a Donor Advised Fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. We hope you will consider naming the American Battlefield Trust as a beneficiary of your account. Or, you can name us the beneficiary a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your heirs to continue your legacy of philanthropy. To learn how you can benefit preservation in your name through a Donor Advised Fund now, Learn more here.
Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
If owned for more than one year and increased in value, a gift of securities allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while receiving an immediate charitable income tax deduction. Please contact Meaghan K. Hogan at email@example.com to learn more.
Memorials and Tributes
If you have a loved one who is passionate about battlefield preservation, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in preserving America’s battlefields. Find out more here.
Giving through an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
Don’t need your retirement savings as much as you once thought? Please consider donating to the American Battlefield Trust through an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). If you’re over 70 ½ or older and have an IRA, you’re already qualified!
Individuals who are 70-½ or older.
What accounts may I transfer from?
Your gift must come directly from your IRA – either Roth or traditional – to the American Battlefield Trust. This opportunity does not apply to other retirement plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b) accounts.
How much may I transfer?
Any amount up to $100,000 per year or ($200,000 per couple), total, from any and all IRA accounts. If you’ve already made one or more gifts totaling $100,000 from your IRA(s) in 2015 prior to this legislation, it will qualify under the new law.
Which organizations qualify to receive IRA rollovers?
Charities such as the American Battlefield Trust that are tax-exempt and classified as 501(c)(3) organizations.
How do I make an IRA Charitable Rollover?
- Simply contact your IRA provider to make your gift. You may need to provide them with our Tax ID number, which is 54-1426643.
- Make sure to contact us when you make your gift as some IRA providers do not list the donor’s name along with the check.
- View a copy of a letter of authorization to send to your IRA provider.
Leaving a Legacy
Hear from some of our Honor Guard members why they have decided to leave a legacy of battlefield preservation.
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