Don’t need your IRA retirement savings as much as you once thought?

“ WGBH is one of our favorite channels due to its educational, informational, and entertaining programming. We want our legacy to ensure that these programs will continue to inspire future generations.”

—Richand and Suzanne Wing

If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA, you are already qualified!

How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works

You are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need
Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA

*If you are 73 years old or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!

Your QCD goes directly to GBH to support the future of public media in our community

Did You Know?

You can also support our mission for years to come. Simply name GBH as a beneficiary of your IRA account, and the remaining assets (or a portion) of the account will be distributed to help us expand civic engagement, thoughtful discourse, and the knowledge we all need to embrace and shape the future.

Sample Beneficiary Designation

Legal name: WGBH Educational Foundation
Address: One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
Federal Tax ID number: 04-2104397

Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Reduce Your Taxable Income

When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.

Fulfill Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

After you turn 73, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized, but a QCD allows a transfer up to $105,000 per individual or $210,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.

Keeps Public Broadcasting Independent, Creative, and Strong

When you make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to GBH, you will help us create rich content and experiences that cultivate understanding and a joy of learning.

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“We’ve been making small contributions to GBH every year for decades. But during the pandemic lockdown, we watched even more GBH programs. That prompted us to make a bigger donation this year. Since I became eligible to withdraw from my IRA without penalty, I discovered that I could designate the money directly to GBH as a QCD. QCD is a wonderful way for us to support public media.”

K. and G. Kodandapani, GBH donors

Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You

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You’re qualified to make this type of gift!

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Take Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below.
This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.


Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of your form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing this by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax deduction for this year.


Please let us know about your generous gift!
We’d like to thank you and ensure your gift goes to the program or department you desire.