Don’t need your IRA retirement savings as much as you once thought?

Learn more about how a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) can benefit you.

If you are 70 and a half years or older and have an IRA, you are already qualified!

How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works

You are at least 70 and a half years old with IRA funds you no longer need

Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA
Your QCD goes directly to charity, supporting a cause you care about

*If you are 73 or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!

Did You Know?

You can also support our mission for years to come. Simply name the Georgia State University Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA account and the remaining assets (or a portion) of the account will be distributed to close the achievement gap by removing barriers to success and providing resources students need to succeed. 

Sample Beneficiary Designation

Legal name: Georgia State University Foundation, Inc.
Address: PO Box 3963, Atlanta, GA 30302-3963
Federal Tax ID number: 58-6033185

Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Reduce Your Taxable Income

When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.

Fulfill Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

After you turn 73, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized. However, a QCD allows a transfer up to $105,000 per individual or $210,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.

Open a World of Opportunity for Future Georgia State Students

When you make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to Georgia State University Foundation, you provide all Panthers an outstanding education and exceptional support.

“I’ve spent my life in higher education, and I think it’s critically important,” Pate says. “As a society, we all benefit from having educated people in all fields and professions.”
James L. Pate, QCD Donor

Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You

I was born before . Yes No
I have a qualified IRA. Yes No
I want to advance the mission of an innovative public research university that’s a leader in success initiatives. Yes No

You’re qualified to make this type of gift!

It looks like there are still some requirements that need to be met!

Take Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below.
This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.


Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of your form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing this by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax deduction for this year.


Please let us know about your generous gift!
We’d like to thank you and make sure your gift goes to the program or department you desire.