You are the key to our future.
Your gift is vital to our success. Thank you for helping preserve the legacy of Ghost Ranch for future generations.
Remember, all donations to the Ghost Ranch Annual Fund and to restricted National Ghost Ranch Foundation Funds are 100% tax-deductible. All gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated!
Recurring gifts help keep us sustainable all year-round and are might be easier on your budget. Once you click the orange donate now button, you can choose your donation frequency, either a one-time gift or split your annual gift into multiple payments.
Also, from the section labeled “Apply My Donation To” you can either donate to the annual fund or choose the special project of your choice including the Name a Chair Fund, Wisdom Sharing and Wisdom Sharing to Support the Holistic Life Foundation or the Holding Courage program for women with recent cancer.
The 2016 Ghost Ranch Auction is scheduled for September 12 through October 9. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact Mary Martinez at 505.685.1005, marym@GhostRanch.org
New Tax-Free IRA For those aged 70 1/2 or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts.
On December 18, 2015, Congress passed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and made this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to the National Ghost Ranch Foundation free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings. Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.
To make such gifts, it is important not to withdraw funds before a gift but have the gift amount distributed directly from an IRA to one or more qualified charities. For those with check writing privileges on their accounts, this may be the most efficient way to make gifts directly from an IRA.
Check with us, your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.