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Best Charitable Gifts to Make in 2018

With the introduction of tax reform this year, you may be looking at your finances and wondering how you can continue to support the future of the performing arts. There are many ways you can make a difference at The Juilliard School while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Here are some smart ways to give in 2018:

  • Donate appreciated stock: With the stock market at or near all-time highs, give your appreciated stocks to a nonprofit like Juilliard and eliminate capital gains tax.
  • Name Juilliard as a beneficiary of retirement plan assets: These assets remain taxable when distributed to a loved one but are tax-free when given to a nonprofit.
  • Give from your IRA (if age 70½ or older): Regardless of whether you itemize your taxes, this gift helps you fulfill your required minimum distribution and is not considered taxable income.

Talk With Your Tax Professional

Please consult with your tax or financial advisors to determine the best charitable giving strategies for you.

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We Can Help

We are so grateful for your generosity. Please contact Lori Padua at lpadua@juilliard.edu or 212-799-5000, ext. 7152 to discuss how your gift makes a difference to the extraordinarily talented and dedicated young artists studying at Juilliard.

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