Be a democracy defender with a gift from your IRA

Does a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA make sense for you?

Here’s a brief checklist to help you find out:

  • You’re 70 ½ or older*
  • You have a traditional IRA
  • You take the standard deduction
  • *If you’re 72 or older, your gift may also count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD)

How you benefit by giving through your IRA:

  • You avoid the income tax penalty on your distributions.
  • You have the satisfaction of seeing your gift immediately support programs that can make a direct impact in defending our democracy.

How it works:

To make a gift from your IRA directly to the RepresentUs Education Fund, contact your IRA administrator and request a transfer from your account to the RepresentUs Education Fund, Tax ID 26-3088283. Importantly, your IRA administrator must send us the money directly, or it will count toward your taxable income.

Download and fill out this letter template to give your IRA administrator.


If you have questions or need further assistance, please reach out to our team! Email us at [email protected].