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  • Tax Refunds

    This past year has been quite unpredictable in many ways but next month, whether we like it or not, Tax Day will once again return to the traditional April 15 deadline. Each year millions of people receive a refund after completing this annual ritual. If you happen to be one of them, you may be planning to use those funds for home improvements or a much-deserved weekend away. However, many individuals decide to reinvest their refund in support of their favorite charities, like Oakcrest. If you are expecting a refund this year, we would be grateful if you might consider including Oakcrest in your charitable planning.

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  • Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

    Another great way to benefit from the current tax code is by designating Oakcrest as beneficiary of your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Last year individuals were given a year off from making an RMD. However, this year if you have an IRA and turned the age of 70 ½ before December 31, 2019 or you turned 72 after that date you are once again required to take a minimum distribution from your account. Depending on your circumstances, that distribution could increase your taxable income. If you are not in need of the income from your RMD you can designate a charity to receive up to $100,000 of your distribution tax free. It’s important that you designate your charity of choice before the distribution is made so feel free to contact the Oakcrest Advancement Office for more information about this great way to support our mission.

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  • Gifts of Stock

    Gifts of stock offers a tax benefit in two ways. First, the donor avoids paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock. Second, the donor can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift. For example, if a donor gives one share of stock to Oakcrest that was purchased for $1000 in 1990 and is valued at $1750 today, the donor will avoid paying any tax on the $750 gain from the original investment. Further, he is allowed to claim a tax-deductible gift of $1750.

    You may make a gift of stock by asking your stock broker to transfer the number of shares you would like to donate to Oakcrest. To learn more about how you can make a gift of stock, please email our Advancement Office.

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  • Giving Through Your IRA

    Individuals who are 70 ½ or older may make a charitable gift to Oakcrest directly from their IRA.This tax-free contribution is a wonderful way to support Oakcrest and our mission. Advantages to donors include:
    • The IRA Charitable Rollover permits you to make donations directly to Oakcrest from your IRA without counting the distribution as part of your adjusted gross income (AGI) and without paying taxes on the amounts donated.
    • You will not need to recognize the distribution as income for federal income tax purposes.
    • The distribution can count towards your minimum required IRA distribution for every year beginning in 2016.
    To Qualify:
    • You must be 70½ or older.
    • Your total combined IRA-Charity Rollover contributions cannot exceed $100,000 in any calendar year.
    • Charitable contributions from an IRA must go directly to Oakcrest and not to a donor advised fund or private foundation.
    • Distributions can only be made from traditional IRA accounts. To use funds in 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans, pension plans, and other retirement plans, they must first be rolled over tax-free to an IRA.
    • Distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee or administrator payable to Oakcrest.
    • The distributions are made from the IRA tax-free.  There are no corresponding income tax charitable deductions for these amounts.
    To learn more how you can make a gift through your IRA, please email our Advancement Office.

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  • Planned Giving

    Remembering Oakcrest in your will or living trust is a way to make a lasting contribution to the Oakcrest community. Charitable gifts made to Oakcrest in your will or during your lifetime will support future generations of Oakcrest girls and provide potential income and/or estate tax benefits for you and your estate. Planned gifts to Oakcrest School will educate young women who thrive from an education that develops the whole person–one that encompasses academic excellence and character development, as well as cultural, athletic and community service opportunities. 

    Simply contact your attorney and ask him/her to add the following language to your will or living trust: “I give, devise and bequeath to Oakcrest School (Tax ID: 52-1182755) 1619 Crowell Rd., Vienna, VA (insert specific dollar amount, percentage, or residue of my estate) for its general use and purpose.  

    As Oakcrest is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, a planned gift to the school may be completely free of estate tax.  To learn more how you can make a gift through planned giving, please email our Advancement Office.

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  • Matching Gifts

    Make your gift to Oakcrest go even further! Many corporations and foundations match gifts from their employees on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. To make a matching gift, please send your organization’s Matching Gifts Form to:

    Advancement Office
    Oakcrest School
    1619 Crowell Road
    Vienna, VA  22182

    Find out if your place of business will match your gift to Oakcrest.

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  • Memorial Gifts & Funds

    Memorial Gifts may be made to honor a member of the Oakcrest community or to remember deceased loved ones. This meaningful tribute will help honor their memory and their values for years to come. If you would like to make a memorial gift, simply make note of your wishes and send it in with the donation.  To learn more how you can make a memorial gift, please email our Advancement Office.