OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
As someone who values the service and sacrifice of our officers, you may be interested in other ways to help tell the story of American law enforcement. There are a variety of ways to honor our nation’s officers and make it safer to serve for years to come.
IRA Charitable Rollover — A Permanent Giving Option:
Many donors feel that the direct transfer of funds from an IRA is a great way to recognize law enforcement and make it a part of their legacy, and now it’s a permanent option. 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.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
- The transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
If you’re interested in this popular way to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.
Gifts of Property. You can donate appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property. This is an effective way to fund a legacy gift that will honor the service of our law enforcement heroes.
You can leave this generous gift while still using the property throughout your lifetime, and you may even receive a tax deduction for your gift.
Gifts of stock: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value are among the best ways to honor law enforcement with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. 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.
Gifts of Cash. A donation of cash is a simple and effective way to create your legacy with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you have an immediate impact on our mission to inspire citizens to value law enforcement.
You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
901 E Street, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20004-2025
Please contact Ainsley Stewart, Development Outreach Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-737-7863 if you have any questions.
Then, consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine which planned gift strategy is best for you.