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Your Legacy

Bequests Through Your Will

A bequest to Child Advocates – Denver CASA is one of the most effective and simplest ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children. You may specify an exact amount or a percentage you wish to give to Child Advocates – Denver CASA. If you would like to make such a gift, you may include language similar to the following in your will:

“I, [name], of [city, state, zip code], give, devise and bequeath to Child Advocates – Denver CASA, a Colorado nonprofit public benefit corporation having its principal office at 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. Ste. B402 Denver, CO 80222, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] to be used for the furtherance of its charitable purposes in the discretion and at the direction of its board of directors for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

If you are considering making a gift by bequest, please meet with your attorney to discuss the ramifications and, if appropriate, update your will.

Giving Retirement Funds and Insurance Policies

If you would like to create a legacy for children but do not wish to designate a gift in your will, you can name Child Advocates – Denver CASA as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Retirement Account

You can have a positive impact on children far into the future by naming Child Advocates – Denver CASA as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k) plan, 403(b) plan or other retirement account. Please consult with your financial planner or attorney regarding considerations when making this type of gift.

Insurance Policies

Life insurance may be used to create a legacy by naming Child Advocates – Denver CASA as primary or contingent beneficiary of the policy. This requires that you complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Did you know that you can transfer funds directly from a traditional or Roth IRA to Child Advocates-Denver CASA, avoid having to report the distribution as income, and have an immediate impact on children who have experienced abuse or neglect?

If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can make a charitable IRA rollover which may provide a way to make a meaningful gift to Child Advocates-Denver CASA, reduce your overall tax burden, and take care of your annual required minimum distribution.

How It Works

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you may transfer up to $100,000 tax-free per year directly from your IRA to Child Advocates-Denver CASA through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). If your spouse has a separate IRA, he or she is also eligible to make a charitable IRA rollover gift, with a household total of $200,000 per year. The amount of the transfer will not be included in your taxable income, and the transferred amount counts toward the IRA’s required minimum distribution.

Making Your Gift

  1. Talk to your financial and tax advisers to determine whether the charitable IRA rollover and setting up a QCD is the right option for you.
  2. Contact your IRA custodian and instruct them to make QCD directly to Child Advocates-Denver CASA.
  3. Provide your IRA custodian with our tax ID number, 84-1300565, and contact information (below).
  4. Notify Denver CASA at [email protected] that your gift is on the way.

Transfer of Stock

Long-term, appreciated stocks and securities are an excellent and relatively simple way to fulfill your charitable goals. Appreciated stocks and securities, which have been held for one year or more, can be donated to support our mission in helping children who have experienced abuse or neglect. They provide two benefits to you: a current income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains taxes.

We make giving a stock gift easy. Visit our DonateStock page to initiate a stock donation that benefits Denver’s children, youth, and families.

As with all legal and financial matters, Child Advocates-Denver CASA recommends that donors consult with their personal legal, tax and financial advisors for specific guidance on how giving to CASA can affect your personal tax or financial situation.

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Thank you for your interest! Questions? Call us at 303-832-4592.

Denver CASA is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #84-1300565

1325 S. Colorado Blvd.
Ste B402

Denver, CO 80222

[email protected]

P: 303.832.4592

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