Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Making a gift to C89.5 from your IRA is a tax-wise way to enrich the lives of your family, friends and neighbors.

If you are 70½ or older, the IRA Charitable Rollover allows you to make a tax-free qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA.

Gifts up to $100,000 are excluded from your federal income. If you file a joint return, each spouse can exclude up to $100,000 for a maximum of $200,000 each year. Plus, it will even count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) if you are required to make one.

You can enjoy these special tax savings so long as:

  • The distribution is made from either your Traditional or Roth IRA
  • The distribution is made to a qualified charitable organization, like C89.5
  • The distribution is made directly by your plan administrator to C89.5

A gift made from your IRA will never count as income but makes a big difference to C89.5!

How to Give

Contact your plan administrator and request a qualified charitable distribution be made directly to C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio Association (Federal Tax ID: 20-5402402).

It’s important to know that if you receive the distribution first and then donate the proceeds, the gift will not count as a qualified charitable distribution. We encourage you to consult with your advisors to fully understand the legal and financial impact of your charitable gift.

Read full instructions, below.

We’re Here to Help

If you and your advisors need more information about giving from your IRA, please contact:

June Fox, C89.5 General Manager

IRA Charitable Rollover Instructions

You can make a gift to C89.5 from your IRA by completing three simple steps.

1. Initiate the Gift:

The first step is to notify your plan administrator of your desire to make a gift directly from your IRA to C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio Association (EIN: 20-5402402).

Ask your administrator to provide us with your name and address as the donor in connection with the gift.

2. Send the Gift:

Sending a Check *
Ask your administrator to send it to:

C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio Association
Attn: June Fox
10750 30th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

3. Notify Us:

To ensure your gift is processed in a timely manner, it’s important that we know your IRA gift is on the way. Please call June at (206) 252-3801 or notify her by email at

* Please ask your administrator to include your name with the check or ACH transfer.

Tax Information

C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio Association
EIN 20-5402402

C89.5 / KNHC Public Radio Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit as determined by the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult a tax professional for advice.

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