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IRA Tax-Free Gifts

Support Whitman College with Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Using your IRA to support Whitman College makes sense, financially and socially. It's tax-free and counts toward your annual required minimum distribution (RMD). 

Find out how it works, and read below about Alumni who are changing lives with their IRA gifts.

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Hal Hunt '55

Hal Hunt Profile
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Sandy '68 and Barbara McClinton '69

McClintons Profile
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Jerry Hillis '61

Jerry Hillis

Here’s how it works:

  • You must be at least 70 ½ years of age at the time the qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is completed.
  • The amount transferred directly to Whitman will not be included in your gross income - it is a tax-free distribution.
  • A contribution from your IRA directly to a qualified charity will count toward your annual required minimum distribution (RMD).
  • The maximum amount that may be donated each year as a QCD is $105,000.

To make your gift, contact the company administering your IRA and request their form to authorize a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA directly to Whitman College. A check, payable to Whitman College, should be mailed to 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Whitman College's Employer Identification Number is 91-0567740. Please advise us when you authorize a direct gift from your IRA to Whitman to ensure we properly account for your generous support.

Need more Information? Contact Jamie Kennedy at 509-527-5989 or kennedjj@whitman.edu.

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