April 10, 2018

The Simplicity of Giving

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Nancy Dotlo likes to keep things simple. It’s one of the things she learned through her participation in Omega workshops over the years.

An active retiree, Nancy made the conscious decision to unburden herself from what is not necessary—from possessions to processes. Nancy finds great freedom in this philosophy. "Living a simple live can be freeing," she notes, "And it allows you the space to step into the future with what you truly value."

Nancy made her first gift in 1996 to the Sanctuary, and she has been giving annually ever since. She now makes her donations through a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Donors aged 70½ or older can reliably plan charitable IRA rollover gifts to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations such as ours, year after year with gifts ranging from $100 to $100,000. The gift is not treated as federally-taxable income and therefore, reduces adjustable gross income. The transfer is quick and direct from your IRA to Omega.

This method of giving helps fulfill the yearly IRA required minimum distribution while allowing Nancy to support Omega’s mission the way she likes—simply.

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