Leaving a Legacy for the Future of the
Environment and Wildlife of South Jersey
Did you know there are ways you can support Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge for the future? Contact our Donor Relations Manager at 856-983-3329, extension 102 if you have chosen to support Cedar Run with a planned gift or if you would like information on one of the following opportunities:
Charitable Giving Options
Will or Trust Bequest
Need to preserve your assets during your lifetime? You can plan a gift to us that will only take effect after your other obligations have ceased.
Beneficiary Designation Gifts
You can name Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge as the beneficiary of your life insurance, annuity, trust or IRA. Your estate could receive a charitable deduction for the value of the bequest.
Life Insurance Gifts
Purchase and gift a new contract to Cedar Run, or gift an existing contract to provide Cedar Run and its wildlife support for the future. The contract's value and premiums might qualify for an income tax deduction. Gift is given only upon your passing.
Transfer your ownership of an investment -- for example land, a mutual fund or a stock -- to Cedar Run as a gift for the future. If you itemize your tax deductions, you may receive a deduction for the gift you make. You may be able to reduce or eliminate capital gains and estate taxation through this gift as well.
Gifts of Conservation
Transfer ownership of your owned property for its future protection. To ensure this type of gift can be included, please contact our Donor Relations Manager.
Make a Gift Tax-Free with an IRA R.M.D.
- What's a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)? Once you reach age 70½,
you must withdraw at least a minimum amount—your required minimum
distribution—each year from your tax-deferred retirement savings accounts. This
includes your IRAs (with the exception of Roth IRAs) and any qualified
retirement accounts you hold with a former employer.
- What's the deadline for taking an RMD? Generally, you must take
your first RMD by April 1 of the calendar year following the year you
turn 70½. (Participants in employer plans who are still working at age 70½ may
be permitted to wait until April 1 of the calendar year following the
year they retire.) For each subsequent year, you'll need to take your annual
RMD by December 31.
- Can I use my RMD to make a charitable
donation? Yes. If you're an
eligible IRA owner, you can have your RMD made payable directly to a qualified
charity—up to $100,000 annually. You'll satisfy your distribution requirement,
and you won't have to pay income taxes on that money.