IRA Charitable Rollover

The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) enables donors to make a tax-free gift to the Bellforge Arts Center using your qualified retirement plan.


  • 70½ years old or older at the time of the gift
  • Gifts must go directly from your IRA to the Bellforge Arts Center
  • Gifts must come from a traditional IRA account
  • Gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per donor per year (married couples can give $200,000)

Benefits of a QCD Donation

  • If you don’t itemize, a QCD offers all the benefits of an income tax charitable deduction—your gift to the Bellforge Arts Center is tax-free.
  • Gifts can satisfy your RMD—if you are 73 years old (or older) and required to take withdrawals from your IRA—without increasing your income taxes.

How To

  • Contact you IRA administrator to request the forms required to initiate a QCD.
  • Complete the necessary forms from your IRA administrator (which are often available online).
  • Notify the Bellforge Arts Center about your gift by emailing Let us know your gift is a QCD and how it is to be used. This will ensure it is directed appropriately and we provide you with a proper acknowledgment.

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