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Making a donation to IRIS allows us to continue our work of connecting communities worldwide. With your help, we are able to fund alumni projects and other opportunities through our Global Grants and Scholarships programs.


Donors 70½ or older

The IRS allows donors 70½ or older to transfer up to a total of $100,000 directly from their IRA to a charity(ies) each calendar year.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

QCDs can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution.

Zero income tax for QCD donation

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

Gift to IRIS

You can use a QCD from your IRA to make an outright gift to IRIS as well as to continue donating to the organization in other ways. You are not permitted to receive gifts or services in exchange for your QCD.

Contact your IRA Plan Administrator to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution gift to IRIS! If you have any questions about utilizing Qualified Charitable Distributions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 515-978-4464 or

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