Planned Gifts

planned giftsPlanned gifts can offer you several advantages, while also benefiting the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Planned gifts to the museum can be in the form of a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or life insurance.

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Are You Over Age 70½?

Direct gifts from your IRA ("qualified charitable distributions") offer a unique opportunity for regular IRA owners over 70½ to assist the BHPS and reduce taxable income – even if they cannot itemize their deductions on their income tax return. [Note: Roth IRAs do not provide this opportunity.]

Donors can transfer any amount (up to $100,000) through December 31 (free of tax), and gifts will satisfy part or all of a person's required minimum distribution for 2013. If you are planning such a charitable transfer, it is vital that you contact Erin Trisler by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (317-631-1888) so that she can coordinate with your IRA administrator to ensure your gift is completed before January 1, and provide you with the necessary receipt.

“An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart.” ~ Benjamin Harrison

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