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IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

Maximize your charitable giving and minimize your taxable income by giving to Dartmouth directly from your IRA.

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Directing a portion of your required minimum distribution to a nonprofit organization such as Dartmouth reduces your taxable income—and you can direct your gift to a Dartmouth program that’s particularly meaningful to you.

Plan at a Glance

How It Works

When you reach the age of 70.5, the IRS allows you to donate up to $105,000 per year, tax-free, directly from your IRA to charitable organizations of your choice. If your spouse is also 70.5 years old or older and has a separate IRA, both of you may contribute up to $105,000. The cap on the qualified charitable distribution is limited to the amount of the distribution that would otherwise be included in income.

Next Steps

Contact the Gift Planning team at or 800-451-4067.