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IRA Charitable Rollover

The now-permanent IRA charitable rollover helps you direct gifts to Fisher from your IRA.

Benefits

  • Easy way to make a gift from a major asset
  • Excluded from your gross income: a tax-free rollover
  • Counts toward your minimum distribution

To Qualify

  • You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of your gift.
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to St. John Fisher College.
  • Your annual IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000.
  • Your gift must be outright.

The gift can be made only from an IRA. Gifts from 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are not permitted. The gift reduces a person’s taxable income, and no charitable deduction is allowed.

Instructions for Making Your Gift

You may print the IRA charitable rollover instructions [pdf] to share with your advisor. 

To make a gift please contact your advisor/representative that holds your IRA. Request to make a distribution from your IRA to St. John Fisher College (Federal Tax Id: #16-0746864 ).

The check is to be made payable to St. John Fisher College and indicate that it’s “a distribution from the account of (Your Name).” Please direct them to send the check to St. John Fisher College, Attn: Gift Processing, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

If you are asked to put your request in writing, please see below sample language:

Dear [IRA Administrator]:

Please transfer $XXX from my IRA Account #XXYYZZ to St. John Fisher College (Federal Tax ID#16-0746864). Please ensure that the transfer goes directly from my IRA account to the College. For check payment, please mail to St. John Fisher College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Please feel free to call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (585) 385-5292 with any questions. Thank you!