We Invite You to Participate with Us in This Season’s Annual Appeal!
“We are the world. We are children. We are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving. There’s a choice we’re making. We’re saving our own lives. It’s true we make a better day just you and me.”
U.S.A. for Africa - 1985
Fellow Copperleaf Member:
In this world of unrest, we can do our part to help simply by starting right here at home in SWFL. Just down the street, countless neighbors continue to struggle to meet their food, shelter, education, and health care needs. We see first-hand the impact of inflation on our budgets (food, dining, gas, etc.) and make the necessary adjustments. To the low-income neighbors living nearby, the impact of inflation can be devastating. The mission of the Copperleaf Charitable Foundation (CCF) is to support local charities financially and by volunteering so those charities can assist our neighbors in meeting their basic needs.
We are now beginning our Annual Appeal for donations. The Foundation’s Annual Appeal is THE major source of our funding. We thank you for all you have already done, but are now asking for your continued support by contributing to this new fiscal year’s appeal. Last year the CCF made grants of $248,500 to local charities. (A listing of these charities and the grant amounts is included in this mailing.) We’re asking for your help so that we might increase our giving this year to offset the impact of inflation. Our annual Appeal drive goal is $135,000 and the drive will officially end on January 26, 2024.
You can donate by:
returning the remittance envelope (mailed to you in mid-November) with your check payable to CCF.
drop off a check payable to the CCF at the Copperleaf Golf Club Administrative offices (trailer in Golf Maintenance parking lot)
donate electronically by clicking the Donate button located above (upper right-hand corner of this webpage)
We thank you for your ongoing support.
STATE OF FL REGISTRATION# CH63877. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
The Copperleaf Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
R-2022-201, November 17, 2022
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded IRA owners age 70½ or over of their option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year.
These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions or QCDs, offer eligible older Americans a great way to easily give to charity before the end of the year. Moreover, for those who are at least 72, QCDs count toward the IRA owner's required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
How to set up a QCD
Any IRA owner who wishes to make a QCD for 2023 should contact their IRA trustee soon so the trustee will have time to complete the transaction before the end of the year.
Normally, distributions from a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA) are taxable when received. With a QCD, however, these distributions become tax-free as long as they're paid directly from the IRA to an eligible charitable organization.
QCDs can be made electronically, directly to the charity, or by check payable to the charity.
An IRA distribution, such as an electronic payment made directly to the IRA owner, does not count as a QCD. Likewise, a check made payable to the IRA owner is not a QCD.
Each year, an IRA owner age 70½ or over can exclude from gross income up to $100,000 of these QCDs. For a married couple, if both spouses are age 70½ or over and both have IRAs, each spouse can exclude up to $100,000 for a total of up to $200,000 per year.
The QCD option is available regardless of whether an eligible IRA owner itemizes deductions on Schedule A. Transferred amounts are not taxable, and no deduction is available for the transfer.