We are excited to share with you our clear and focused Womanspace Vision for 2020! Womanspace now plays a more integral role in Rockford than ever before, and we are poised to become even more vital as we approach our 45th anniversary.
We see and strive for an increasingly diverse community that welcomes and is accessible to women of all backgrounds and economic levels. In this place, creativity and health and responsibility and service flourish. Those who come together here — women and girls of all ages, backgrounds and awareness levels — become a quiet and dynamic force for transforming our local and global community.
You can help us realize that vision by contributing to the Womanspace Annual Fund. Gifts given before December 31, 2019 will be especially helpful, although we are certainly grateful for gifts shared at any time of the year!
Thank you for being an integral part of this remarkable community. The friendships and broad relationships that shape Womanspace help to transform lives in ever widening circles of support.
Annual Fund Drive
If you are an IRA owner and age 70 ½ or older, you can take advantage of a provision in the tax code that allows you to make a direct transfer to a qualified charity in any amount up to $100,000 without having to pay income taxes on the distribution. This is an important advantage for a charitably minded IRA owner who doesn’t need his or her required minimum distribution (RMD) for living expenses. Bear in mind you cannot claim the qualified distribution as a charitable tax deduction since you are receiving the benefit of the amount being excluded from your taxable income. However, in deciding to avail yourself of this opportunity, you enjoy three appealing advantages: You satisfy the removal of the required minimum distribution from your IRA, you pay no income taxes on the amount and you help support the programs and mission of Womanspace. If you are interested in helping Womanspace in this way, please request a check from your IRA made payable directly to Womanspace. Thank you!