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Learn more about how a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can benefit you.

If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA,
you are already qualified!

How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works


You are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need


Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA

*If you are age 73 or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!


Your QCD goes directly to charity, supporting a cause you care about

Did You Know?

You also can support our mission for years to come. Simply name Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a beneficiary of your IRA account, and the remaining assets (or a portion) of the account will be distributed to provide opportunities for deserving students.

Info for Beneficiary Designation

Legal name: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Address: 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590
Federal Tax ID number: 14-1340095

Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Reduce your taxable income

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When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.

Fullfill your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

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After you turn 73, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized, but a QCD allows a transfer up to $105,000 per individual or $210,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.

Make an impact for students now

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When you transfer IRA funds to Rensselaer, you make a global impact for future generations.

Thank you for your interest in making an impact from your IRA through a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Please select the information that you would like to receive.
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“I didn’t realize how much I could help others and benefit from using my IRA until now.”

Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You

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You’re qualified to make this type of gift!

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Take Your Next Steps


Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below. This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.


Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of your form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing this by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax benefit for this year.


Please let us know about your generous gift!

We’d like to thank you and ensure your gift goes to the program or department you desire.