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"In my home there are few publications that we actually get hard copies of, but [Arms Control Today] is one and it's the only one my husband and I fight over who gets to read it first."

– Suzanne DiMaggio
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
April 15, 2019
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Your generous support is vital to the Arms Control Association’s steadfast and effective work
to eliminate the threats posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons.

The Arms Control Association is a U.S.-based, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, Federal EIN 23-7124588. Gifts made in the United States are tax deductible to the
fullest extent allowed by the law.

PLANNED GIFTS
You can make a significant impact with a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime through a
charitable bequest. Membership in the ACA's Legacy Society is open to all who notify the ACA
in writing that they have taken steps to provide a future planned gift for the ACA through their
estate plans.
 
Bequests may include cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, collectibles, or retirement-plan assets.
Other assets may also be willed to the ACA. You can give a specific dollar amount or a
percentage of your estate. You can even name the ACA as a residual beneficiary. This means
that ACA will receive the remainder of your estate after all other bequests and taxes have been
satisfied. Gifts of any size are welcome and appreciated.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
A donor-advised fund is a little like a personal charitable savings account. You create an account
and make a contribution of cash, stock, or other assets like real estate or artwork and can take an
immediate tax deduction for the gift. Community foundations often serve as sponsoring
organizations and so do nonprofit arms of financial-services firms. Once a fund is established,
you instruct the sponsoring organization which nonprofits you would like to donate to from your
accounts.

GIFTS FROM YOUR IRA
If you are 70½ or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) you may want to
consider making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA directly to the
Arms Control Association.

(Please note: As of January 2020, the age at which you are required to take a distribution from
your IRA has increased from 70½ to 72, although you are still able to make a tax-free transfer
beginning at age 70½). Please consult your tax advisor to determine if this type of gift is right
for you.

GIVING THROUGH MUTUAL FUNDS, STOCKS, and SECURITIES
An outright gift of stock can benefit both you and the ACA. A gift of long-term appreciated
securities, either publicly traded or from a closely held company, may provide you with greater
tax advantages than a gift of cash. ACA can put you in contact with our financial advisors at
Morgan Stanley with stock transfer instructions.

MATCHING GIFTS
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made
by their employees. When you make a matching gift, you can double or triple the impact of your
contribution. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Ask your human
resources department coordinator for more information.

The above information is provided for general guidance and does not constitute legal or tax
advice for any specific individual or organization.

Correspondence and checks may be sent to:
  Arms Control Association
  Attn: Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director
  1200 18th Street NW, Suite 1175
  Washington, DC 20036

If you would like to send funds electronically, or if you have other questions, please contact:
  Kathy Crandall Robinson
  Chief Operating Officer
  Phone: (202) 463-8270 ext. 101
  Email: [email protected]

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