IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

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How It Works

IRA Account

  1. Instruct your IRA custodian to distribute assets directly to Berkeley.
  2. Your IRA distribution to Berkeley is tax-free.


  • You must be 70 ½ at time of distribution.
  • Distribution cannot exceed $100,000 per year, per individual.
  • Distribution must come directly from IRA custodian.
  • You cannot receive any goods or services in return for the gift.

How You Benefit


No Income Tax

  • Your distribution is tax-free.
  • You can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.
  • You can satisfy outstanding pledges with an IRA distribution.
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