(near Bidwell Mansion)
College of Natural Sci.
Chico, CA 95929-0545
Give a Gift
Gifts of all kinds help support the museum and its programs. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA:
Dear Friends of the Gateway Science Museum,
This could be a valuable reminder. Because you are such a loyal supporter of the museum, we wanted to remind you that time is running out to make a tax-free gift to us from your IRA!
Please, consider taking advantage of this unique opportunity.
Here’s How It Works:
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can provide a charitable contribution directly from your IRA to qualified charities such as the Gateway Science Museum.
• This gift from your IRA, being a transfer, generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you still can benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions. The required minimum distribution (which kicks in after turning 70.5 years of age) is taxable. Therefore, you save having to pay any tax on an IRA transfer to a non-profit entity such as the Gateway.
• If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
• The transfer may be made in addition to any other charitable giving you have planned.
This legislation will expire at the end of the year, so you must make your qualified distributions by Dec. 31, 2013.
If you are interested in this unique opportunity to help further Gateway's mission don’t hesitate to contact the the University Advancement Services at (530) 898-5207. We also suggest that all donors seek personal tax counsel on such matters.
Online Gift Options
To make a secure financial gift toward exhibits and educational programs online, please visit the University Alumni Association website.
To contribute to our endowment, please visit the University Alumni Association website.