You may name Sandy Hook Promise as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits.
Naming us as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh or profit-sharing pension plan will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. It can be costly to pass such assets on to heirs because of heavy tax consequences.
We recommend you consult with your tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts. By naming our foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, the donor maintains complete control over the asset while living. At the donor’s death, the plan passes to support Sandy Hook Promise free of both estate and income taxes in most jurisdictions.*
Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a “change of beneficiary” form from your plan administrator. Be sure to use the proper language for your beneficiary designation, which should include “I give and devise”. When you have finished, please return the form to your plan administrator and notify the Development Team.