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Learn How to Give a Gift Through Your IRA

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

See Your Generosity in Action

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to the College-Institute. You can donate up to $100,000 each year to a qualified charity such as HUC-JIR without incurring income tax on your withdrawal.  Consider taking advantage of this simple way to support HUC-JIR and also receive tax benefits.

How It Works


  1. You direct distributions in the amount of your choosing from your traditional or Roth IRA to HUC-JIR. This can be a one-time or recurring gift. 
  2. The distributions go directly to HUC-JIR and are not subject to income tax.

A Gift Through your IRA may be for you if:

  • You are over age 70 ½;
  • You do not need the additional income from your required minimum distribution;
  • You don’t itemize deductions;
  • You want to avoid the income tax burden on your required minimum distribution; or
  • You want to see your generosity immediately support HUC-JIR’s mission!

We Can Help You Make an Impact Today

You don’t need to be an expert in retirement planning to make a gift to HUC-JIR and ensure a strong Jewish future. To walk you through your options, contact Susan G. Kulick, J.D., L.L. M., National Director of Gift Planning, HUC-JIR 513-487-3227, 800-488-8720, ext.3227, or skulick@huc.edu.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu