IRAs distributions and stocks…a great way to give to Dysphonia International

If you are like most people, you may not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. Because 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed, if you leave them to your heirs at your death, donating part or all of your unused retirement assets is an excellent way to make a gift to Dysphonia International and help further our Vision and Mission.

Donating through your IRA during your lifetime

In order to donate retirement plan assets during your lifetime you would:

  1. Take a distribution from the retirement account
  2. Include the distribution in your income for that year
  3. Account for any taxes associated with the distribution
  4. Contribute the cash to Dysphonia International

People who are 70½ or older can contribute up to $100,000 from their traditional IRA directly to a charity and avoid paying income tax on the distribution. This is known as a qualified charitable distribution which counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) but is not included in your adjusted gross income (AGI). This is limited to traditional IRA’s and a tax professional should be consulted when considering this option.

Gifts of Electronic Transfer of Stock or Securities

Your gift of appreciated stock or securities will improve the lives of people living with SD and related voice disorders. The following information will ensure that your gift is received and confirmed appropriately.

Electronic or depository trust company (DTC) transfer of stock through a broker can be made through our investment account at Raymond James. For instructions on completing an electronic stock transfer or handling gifts of physical stock certificates, please contact Kimberly Kuman at or call 630-250-4504.

What You Need to Know

Organization Legal Name and Address:
Dysphonia International
300 Park Boulevard, Suite 175
Itasca, IL 60143

Federal Tax ID #: The Tax ID number for Dysphonia International is 86-3907079. Dysphonia International is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support!