Gifts That Reduce Your Taxes

Giving to Arts for Learning Maryland through Donor Advised Funds

Gifts of Stock or Mutual Funds

Transferring appreciated stock from your account to Arts for Learning Maryland can reduce your capital gains tax and provide greater tax benefits than a cash gift.

Qualified Charitable Distribution/IRA Rollover

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Arts for Learning Maryland to help change the lives and education of Maryland youth. Supporters of all ages are also choosing to name Arts for Learning Maryland a full or partial beneficiary of their IRA, 401(k), 403(b), and other qualified retirement plans. Arts for Learning does not pay tax on these gifts and can put every dollar to work to serve Maryland's youth.

To initiate a current or future gift through your retirement account, download and complete our gift distribution form. Send the completed form to your IRA trustee, who will complete your distribution.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle like a charitable savings account. They provide an immediate tax benefit to you and allow you to easily manage your charitable giving.

When you make a DAF gift, it is possible that the sponsoring organization will not share your information with us. Please submit a Donor Advised Funds Gift Notification Form when you have made your gift so that we can thank you and make sure that your gift funds what you intended.