3 things you need to know about The Cares Act
Contact or log-in online to your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. You will probably need to include our tax identification number where they ask for social security number – 84-0502539.
Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
Want to make a big gift to Denver Zoo without touching your bank account? Consider giving real estate. Such a generous gift helps us continue our work for years to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us property you have held longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminates capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.
You also don't have to hassle with selling the real estate on your own. You can deed the property directly to the Zoo or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.
Consider making an immediate gift from your IRA to Denver Zoo.
Here’s how it works:
When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us to save wildlife, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.
Securities are most often used to support our work in the form of:
A transfer on death (TOD) account. By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid over to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime.
An outright gift. When you donate securities to the zoo, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent.
Hannah Yaritz is passionate about Denver Zoo’s mission and believes that the Zoo “talks the talk and walks the walk, and truly cares about the animals in their care as well as animal conservation efforts around the world.”