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Simple Donations
Gifts of Cash:
A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. The benefits of a cash gift are that you can make an immediate impact on our mission and you can take a charitable income tax deduction. Use the "Donate to the Foundation" button above.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds:
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift. If you're interested in Gifts of Business Interests in the form of stocks, etc. please click here

Benefits: 

    Avoid paying capital gains tax.
    Receive an income tax deduction in the year you make a gift
    Support and further the Foundation's mission.
Donor Advised Funds
If you support multiple organizations or want to secure a charitable deduction now but designate beneficiaries later, consider a donor advised fund (DAF). Establish a DAF with a community foundation or financial services company and you can manage your charitable giving through a convenient, cost-effective alternative to a private foundation. DAFs also facilitate legacy planning: you may designate family members, like children, as successors to continue your philanthropy or name the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation 
a beneficiary to receive remaining assets. The Foundation proudly holds a GuideStar® seal of transparency.

        Planned Giving with the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation What is it and how can it help me? 
        Priorities come into clear focus when planning for the future. Improving the lives of thousands of patients and their families is made possible through research grants funded by you and the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation. What could be more important? 

        This is where planned giving comes in. “Planned giving” is the process of making a charitable gift that is part of your financial or estate plan. A well-planned gift may use estate and tax planning to provide for the Foundation and your heirs in ways that maximize the gift and minimize its impact on your estate. Some gift plans even provide lifelong income to the donor.

        In many cases, planned giving allows a philanthropic person like you to make larger gifts than you could from ordinary income. Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, or another asset, the benefits can make this type of giving very appealing. Plus, your  planned gift creates a legacy by writing the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation into your autobiography.

        The ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Legacy Circle:
        The Legacy Circle was established as a means of thanking individuals who support the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation by taking the opportunity to give back to patients and their profession through a planned gift. By remembering the Foundation in their plans, these forward thinking individuals will drive innovative and creative scientific research discovery in nutrition therapy, metabolic support, and other related clinical nutrition topics for years to come. It is important to us that we honor these individuals for their legacy of commitment to the clinical nutrition field and their confidence in us.

        Should you include the Foundation in your plans, please let us know. Providing notice of your intention is the best way to ensure your gift is used just as you wish. Plus, we look forward to welcoming you as the newest member of the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Legacy Circle and offering you exclusive benefits. You may choose to remain anonymous, but we urge you let us know of your plans on a confidential basis.

        Gifts in Wills:
        Eternalize your support to the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation by including a gift in your will. Gifts in wills are the easiest, most flexible, and meaningful way to fund clinical nutrition and metabolic research, as well as enable you to make a special gift that may not be possible during your lifetime.

        The Foundation needs passionate individuals who understand that the greatest success stories of nutrition support advancements on patient care cannot be told in one generation. Nutrition research is ongoing and the Foundation is looking for people unwilling to give up on future discovery.

        People like you.

        Benefits:
          Establish your gift at any stage of life - now or later.
          Implement easily with brief language or a simple codicil.
          No upfront cost to you.
          Retain control of your assets during life.
          Enjoy peace of mind knowing your legacy aligns with your life's passions.
        Charitable Gift Annuities:
        A charitable gift annuity with the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation is a gift that gives back.

        With a simple contract and a gift of cash or stock, you (or you and one other, such as a spouse) can enjoy fixed quarterly payments for life, earn an immediate income tax deduction, and support our mission. Payments can be much higher than your return on low-earning securities or CDs. Begin receiving payments immediately (if you are 65 and older) or defer payments for a year or more. Your payout rate is based on your age. There is a minimum dollar amount to fund an annuity with the Foundation; please contact us for assistance.

        Benefits:
          Secure fixed income payments for life
          Enjoy partially tax-free payments.
          Receive a sizable income tax deduction in the year you make a gift.

          Avoid a portion of the capital gains tax when funding with appreciated stock.
          Defer payments to a later date, if you wish.

        Charitable Remainder Trusts
        The most flexible charitable giving tool, a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) may be funded by a wide range of assets including cash, securities, real estate, or tangible personal property. It pays immediate income to you (or you and other income beneficiaries, such as a spouse, children, siblings, etc.) for a term of up to 20 years or the donor’s lifetime, and then gifts the balance to the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation.

        Benefits:
          Generate immediate income for life, lives, or a term of years.
          Enjoy either variable or fixed payments.
          Potentially receive income, capital gains, and estate tax deductions.
          Meet a variety of financial goals for you and your family.
          Achieve your philanthropic goals by making a bigger impact.
        If you're interested in a Charitable Remainder Unitrusts or Sale and Unitrusts, please click here.

        Charitable Lead Trusts

        A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) provides immediate fixed income to the Foundation for a term of years or your lifetime and then returns the trust balance to you or to other beneficiaries you designate at a substantial savings.

        Benefits:
          Witness - during your lifetime - the impact your gift makes on early career investigators and nutrition research.
          Leave a significant gift to your family - often more than they could receive through an outright bequest.
          Reduce or avoid gift and estate taxes on trust assets passing to a family.
        Other Ways of Giving:
        Retirement Funds, IRAs, Pensions

        Support the early career, nutrition investigators who are making a difference in nutrition science and your heirs by designating the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), pension, or other qualified retirement plan. If gifted to family – other than a spouse – these assets can be subject to significant income taxes. Gifting retirement assets to the Foundation and leaving other assets to heirs may enable you to give more to family. Alternatively, individuals 70 ½ + can make a tax-free distribution from a traditional or Roth IRA directly to the Foundation of up to $100,000 per year and count it toward their required minimum distribution. The “IRA Charitable Rollover” is a smart way to improve the quality of life for thousands of patients daily and support the work of dedicated nutrition researchers.

        Donor Advised Funds
        If you support multiple organizations or want to secure a charitable deduction now but designate beneficiaries later, consider a donor advised fund (DAF). Establish a DAF with a community foundation or financial services company and you can manage your charitable giving through a convenient, cost-effective alternative to a private foundation. DAFs also facilitate legacy planning: you may designate family members, like children, as successors to continue your philanthropy o name the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation a beneficiary to receive remaining assets. The Foundation proudly holds a GuideStar® seal of transparency.

        Life Insurance
        Naming the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy is easy and can result in a meaningful gift. Make the Foundation the primary beneficiary or a contingent beneficiary should other beneficiaries not survive you. The designation can be changed, if necessary. Alternatively, you can irrevocably donate your paid-up policy, receive an income tax deduction, and remove the value of the policy from your taxable estate.

        Real Estate
        If you own appreciated property like a home, vacation property, vacant land, or farmland, you may be able to leverage your real estate to support the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation. Different gift models offer an income tax deduction, reduced capital gains taxes,
        or a partial cash payment – and you may even be able to continue living on the property.

        Best of all, your gift supports our mission to fund exceptional scientific research projects on clinical nutrition and metabolic support; and to support the personal and professional development of nutrition researchers throughout their careers. The Foundation considers real estate gifts case–by–case.

        Your real property may be given to us by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to us. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

        For all legal purposes, please refer to our organization as: 
        The ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation
        8401 Colesville Road, Suite 510, Silver Spring, MD 20910
        Tax ID #65-1226034
        Contact us at 301-587-6315 or at [email protected] 
        www.nutritioncare.org/foundation.

        The ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID 65-1226034.

        Contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please see our State Disclosures.