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The World Parkinson Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum on Parkinson's disease. By bringing together physicians, scientists, nurses, rehab specialists, care partners and people with Parkinson's at the World Parkinson Congresses, we hope to create a worldwide dialogue to expedite the discovery of improved treatment practices for this devastating disease until a cure is found. All donations made to the World Parkinson Coalition are tax deductible.


Are you over the age of 70 1/2? Do you have an IRA?

If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you can make a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to the World Parkinson Coalition! A QCD can help you reach your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) without having to pay income taxes on the amount of your donation. You save on your taxes and help people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Making a gift from your IRA is simple. Just contact your plan administrator to request your RMD and elect a QCD naming the World Parkinson Coalition. Here is a sample letter for your use, to customize with your information, as needed.

Important QCD Guidelines:

  • The gift must be made from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). No other retirement plans (such as 401k, 403b, or SEP accounts) qualify.

  • Legislation requires you to reach age 70½ by the date you make the gift.

  • It is important that your gift is made directly from your IRA by your IRA administrator. Funds that are withdrawn by the account holder and then contributed do not qualify.

  • Your gift must come to the World Parkinson Coalition outright. It cannot be used to establish a life-income arrangement or support a donor-advised fund.

  • Total annual QCDs from all IRAs cannot exceed $100,000 for an individual. Spouses can each make up to $100,000 of QCDs if they are both age 70½ or older.

  • Although the distribution will be free from income tax, it will not generate an income tax charitable deduction.

  • We must receive your gift by Dec. 31 for your donation to qualify this year.

Why Consider This Gift?

  • Put your philanthropic dollars at work today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.

  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.

  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Next Steps

  • Speak with your financial or legal advisor to see if a QCD is right for you.

  • If you're ready to make your gift today, you can use this sample letter to request a direct charitable distribution from an individual retirement account.

  • Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to the World Parkinson Coalition or have the administrator send a check from your account to us. (To be tax free, the donation must go directly from your account to the Parkinson’s without passing through your hands.)

  • Contact us at for additional information on giving an IRA gift.

Legal Name: World Parkinson Coalition
Address: 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509
NY, NY 10018 USA
Phone: 646-388-7688
EIN# 57-1206493

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your benefits.


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