Gifts That Make An Impact Now
If you would like to sustain excellence in care today, consider the giving options below—many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Supporters can use appreciated securities to fund a charitable trust or gift annuity, which can provide you, your spouse, or other beneficiaries annual income for life. You can learn more about life income gifts here.
You can also use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
Supporters like you who have a donor-advised fund (DAF) are charitable-minded, and forward thinking. One way to ensure these funds make a difference in generations to come is by designating the residual funds of an account to charity. Learn more about how to designate residuals of a DAF to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
You can also use your DAF to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of the Brigham? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.
Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the Brigham. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of providing world-class care to all of our patients. Here’s how it works:
- You must be 70 ½ or older.
- An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the Brigham so it does not count as income for the year.
- If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.
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