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Give A Marketable Security To The Museum

Gifts of publicly-traded securities can be a tax-wise method of giving because you:

  • may claim a charitable tax deduction based on the gift’s full fair-market-value (average of the high and low trading price on the transfer date) of the security.
  • avoid paying capital gains tax on the security if it has appreciated since you acquired it.

If you would like to initiate a securities transfer to the National Museum of World War II Aviation, please contact us at donation@worldwariiaviation.org for instructions.

Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds (DAF) are charitable giving vehicle that allows donors to make charitable contributions at any time, with an immediate tax benefit, while maintaining flexibility on timing for grants.

You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend – but not direct – how much and how often money is granted. In addition, you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

In return, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account. This also allows for a centralized giving and record-keeping system in one location.

Make A Qualified Charitable Distribution From Your IRA

Individuals 72 and older must take a Required Minimum Distribution from their traditional IRA each year. This RMD can be directed as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to reduce taxable income.

  • Additionally, those 70 1/2 and older can make a QCD up to $100,000 that will reduce their taxable income. You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.

Individuals should contact their IRA custodian to request a direct QCD be made to the Museum of World War II Aviation. Please contact us at donate@worldwariiaviation.org with any questions or to let us know that you have made the request.

Legal name: National Museum of World War II Aviation
Address: 775 AVIATION WAY COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

Have Your Gift Matched By Your Employer

Many corporations have matching gift programs. You can easily increase, often double the impact of your donation by checking with your company’s HR department to see if they match tax-deductible donations. It is a little extra work on your end and it pays dividends on our end!

Direct Your United Way Donation To The Museum

Please keep us in mind as you are completing your paperwork for your United Way donation.

Amazon Smile

Support the National Museum of World War II Aviation when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Select us as the charity to receive your Amazon Smiles donations.

Contact Us For Information On Long-term Giving Options (Wills, Trusts, Etc)

You may leave a legacy at the Museum by naming us in your will or trust. You may designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the estate or a specific asset.

Giving through your will or trust enables you to specify the purpose of your gift and potentially reduce your estate taxes by generating a charitable estate tax deduction.

If you have made such a provision, please advise us at donate@worldwariiaviation.org for more information.

Events

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will be closed September 22-27
for the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show