Elk NetworkSmart Ideas for Year-End Giving – Three Elk-Worthy Hints

Conservation | September 27, 2022

This holiday season, take a moment and consider the gifts you would like to give. You can give a gift that goes a long way toward ensuring the future of elk and elk country.

When most of us think about giving a gift, we do so with cash, check or a credit card. However, there are other options to utilize while hanging on to your cash. You may also be able to make a greater gift than you ever thought possible. Here are three options:

  • Donor-Advised Fund – Recommend your gift to RMEF. Much like your own charitable savings account, this continues to be a popular way to give.
  • Appreciated stock – Avoid capital gains and receive an income tax deduction for the current value at the same time. This win-win is a simple way to make a donation.
  • IRA charitable rollover – Donate up to $100,000 without having to recognize it as income and it may keep you from bumping into a higher tax bracket. This is an easy way to make a meaningful gift while receiving a tax benefit at the same time and satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD).

To learn more about fulfilling your year-end goals and assisting RMEF’s mission at the same time, contact us at 406-523-3456 or bbell@rmef.org.

While these are suggestions or possibilities, it is important to note RMEF does not offer tax advice. And as always, RMEF recommends discussing options with your financial advisors before taking any action.

Turn your values into your legacy. Include RMEF as a beneficiary of your will, life insurance policy, retirement accounts, trust or annuity and be recognized in our esteemed Trails Society. Ensure generations will enjoy the wildlife and wild places that you treasure.