A Gift That Honors a Life
Memorials and Tributes
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by International Rescue Committee, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Check Out This Potential Scenario
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he had been a passionate humanitarian and was always very concerned by the plight of refugees. So Sarah decided to make a gift to the IRC in her father's name using appreciated securities. Her father's legacy lives on at the IRC thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque. And Sarah received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
Learn How to Fund It
You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:
- Contact Sophie Davidson at 212-293-1343 or Plannedgiving@rescue.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the IRC.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to the IRC through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Address: 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-5660870
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance. A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.
IRC meets all 20 of BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s accountability standards.
CharityWatch gives the IRC an A+.
Charity Navigator gave the IRC its highest rating of four stars.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the IRC as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the IRC as a lump sum.