IRA Donations and Estate Gifts

Just a friendly message for your consideration…

If you own an IRA and are at least 70½ years old, you have a significant opportunity to avoid paying taxes on your IRA and make a charitable donation to Virginia Mennonite Missions. A law passed by the U.S. Congress has a provision through 2016 that allows you to donate to charity from a regular or Roth IRA without paying taxes on the earnings.

How to make a gift to VMMissions:

  • Contact your IRA custodian and request that a gift be sent to VMMissions. Many custodians have a form that needs to be filled out and signed by you to process your gift.
  • Please allow for up to several weeks for your IRA custodian to process your request.
  • Inform VMMissions so that we can give you an official letter of acknowledgment.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Steve Leaman, Director of Public Relations, at [email protected] or by phone at (540) 434-9727.

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