IRA Charitable Rollover provision due to expire December 31, 2013
Your commitment to our cause is admirable, and at this time, we wanted to provide information on yet another way to contribute to our Foundation. The Eye & Ear Foundation can now accept direct IRA rollovers, which will allow your dispensation to remain tax free as a qualified charitable distribution. The IRA Charitable rollover provision is due to expire on December 31, 2013. The IRA Charitable Rollover enables individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to 501(c)(3) organizations, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes. To complete an IRA charitable rollover, the first step is to contact your IRA provider to learn their procedures. Make sure that you contact us when you direct the rollover so we can look for the check from your IRA provider.
Another very special way to contribute to our mission is through a planned gift such as a gift annuity or bequest. There are many gift types available, and they can fit whatever your specific needs are. All donors who contribute to us through a planned gift automatically become part of our special Science and Solutions Society – a small group of donors that receive special recognition in our Sight + Sound newsletter, as well as other benefits throughout the year.
The Eye & Ear Foundation is dedicated to our mission of providing support for research into new treatments or cures for vision, hearing, balance, voice, or other disorders our doctors treat at the Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Please do not hesitate to call us, (412) 864 - 1301, should you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Eye & Ear Foundation in this very special way.
Improving the Lives of Others
Imagine living in a world without sight or sound, a world where you can’t see your first grandchild, or hear your family members sing you happy birthday. Every day, people with conditions like these must go about their lives, in the wake of such debilitation. These life-changing conditions push our researchers at The Eye & Ear Foundation, home to the departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, to making strides everyday to improve the quality of life of those affected by diseases and disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.
At The Eye & Ear Foundation, we are consistently astonished with the stories of some patients, by the determined confidence shown by someone who lost their vision, or the defiant optimism of a sufferer of nasal cancer. Through the advancement of the research and education efforts of The Eye and Ear Institute, we have helped develop some world-class care and cutting edge research – from the revolutionary Glaucoma therapies, to potential treatment for tinnitus, the development of eye transplant techniques, and the expansion of minimumly invasive Robotic Surgery– new science and new solutions are found every day.
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