If you are a Concordia graduate, were enrolled at Concordia or are a member of a Concordia graduate’s or enrollee’s immediate family, you can give directly to the university and use the Concordia donation receipt when filing your U.S. income tax return.
If you are not a Concordia graduate, enrollee nor immediately related to one, you may still make a tax-deductible donation to Concordia via the American Friends of Concordia University, a United States charity created to advance Concordia University.
Mail your cheque, payable to American Friends of Concordia University and suggest an area that you would like your donation to support.
American Friends of Concordia University
c/o Roha and Flaherty
1725 1st Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-2423
The American Friends of Concordia University Tax ID number is 72-1601411
The amount you give can count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year in which the distribution is made. Although these distributions are not deductible as charitable contributions on your income tax return, they can be advantageous because they are not treated as taxable income – as IRA distributions otherwise are.
How it works:
You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of distribution.
You may distribute any amount up to $100,000 in a calendar year to The American Friends of Concordia University as long as it is completed by December 31st of the year in which you intend to make the charitable distribution.
Your IRA administrator must make the distribution directly to the American Friends of Concordia University. Download a sample letter to your IRA administrator requesting a distribution to the American Friends of Concordia University: