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Make a Gift to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden through your IRA
There is now an additional way to make a tax-efficient gift to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Congress has passed legislation to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2013.
Offered as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70 1/2 and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to 501(c)(3) charities such as Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, without counting the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes. The IRA Charitable Rollover is retroactive and includes gifts in 2012 and 2013.
To make a donation to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden:
For the 2013 tax year make your gift by direct distribution from your IRA to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Please notify RSABG in writing, by email or by phone.
To qualify for the rollover:
Individuals should consult with their legal and financial advisors before making an IRA gift to charity. The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Development and Business Offices cannot render tax or legal advice.
RSABG is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will be provided with a gift receipt confirming the value of your gift for tax purposes.
Many options are available to make a gift to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden:
Donate Online – For your convenience you can use your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover to make a gift.
Mail Your Gift – Make your check or money order payable to RSABG and send your gift to RSABG Development Office, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.
Make a Pledge – Pledges are large gifts made over an extended period of time. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Development Office staff can help you establish a regular gift schedule, call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222
Matching Gifts – Corporate matching gifts provide an opportunity for you to double or even triple your gift to RSABG. If you work for a matching gift company (click here for list), simply request a matching gift form from your company’s personnel office and follow the directions to initiate the match. Mail the form to our office and we will do the rest.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden joins you in honoring a friend, loved one or business associate by offering you a special way to give a gift. You can recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone or celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary, retirement, wedding or birthday, when you make a tribute or memorial gift. In doing so you support the mission of RSABG and have the satisfaction of knowing your gift will help to provide a lasting legacy for while supporting the mission of RSABG. Simply put your gift information on the order form.
Gifts in Honor of someone are a meaningful way of recognizing a family member, friend, colleague, teacher, etc., for special occasions such as births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, retirements or other achievements. We will send the individual a card acknowledging your thoughtfulness; the amount of the contribution will not be revealed.
Gifts in Memory of a spouse, family member, friend or loved one are a special way to celebrate a life. A card will be sent to you acknowledging receipt of your gift and the individual or family recognized will be sent a card to let them know of your thoughtfulness. No gift amount will be revealed.
Planned, Deferred and Life Income Gifts Give You More Options.
We encourage all members and garden lovers to give to The Garden Fund, but there are other ways that you can support and become involved with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden including Planned, Deferred and Life Income gifts. Click here for more information about Planned Giving or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 222.
Friday and Saturday nights.
*Friday, December 6 is members-only night.
New, expanded loop trail route! Over a half-mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new Gateways to Containers exhibit in the Container Garden
Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.