Giving Through Retirement Plans

Although this provision has been extended in the past, it is scheduled to expire at the end of 2013.


Since 2006, individuals over age 70½ have been able to make qualified charitable gifts directly from a traditional IRA to nonprofit organizations. This is better than an income tax deduction; the amount is excluded from your gross income. Donors may choose to make charitable distributions from their IRAs in any amount up to $100,000 each year. A couple with separate IRAs may each give up to $100,000.


Please work with your financial advisor, banker, attorney or tax professional to determine how you can benefit from this provision. If you choose to make a direct transfer, please have your IRA custodian make the payment to the Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, CET.



Please call Sue Ellen Stuebing at 513-345-6516 or e-mail at if you have questions or need assistance.