There are several powerful ways you can continue to support Scouting throughout your lifetime and beyond that may also be beneficial for you. A financial investment in our Scouts today can impact your future taxes with these additional opportunities for giving back.
One of the most powerful ways to support Boy Scouts of Suffolk County is by creating your legacy in your will or Revocable Living Trust. It is a gift that costs nothing today but supports Scouting for generations to come.
To start your legacy today, we invite you to use FreeWill, a free, online tool that guides you through the process of creating your will in just 20 minutes. It is free, no matter what, and can be used with an attorney to finalize your estate plans.
If you have already included a gift to the Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County in your will, please fill out this form to let us know about your intentions.
Gift of Stock
Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange-traded funds because it can have a large impact on our Scouts while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains.
If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets you can:
- Use our online tool to walk you through the process;
- Access our transfer information and work directly with your broker to transfer your stocks; or
- Learn more about the potential benefits of giving stocks to the Boy Scouts of Suffolk County
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Donors 70.5 and older who have a traditional IRA are eligible to make a tax-free donation directly from their IRA to the Suffolk County Boy Scouts called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Generally speaking, these gifts are tax-free and can be a smarter way to support scouting this year.
For those 72 and older, QCDs can count towards a required minimum distribution, allowing you to use your IRA to support our Scouts
Using this online tool, you can give from your IRA today or learn more about the benefits of giving a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).