By Robert Meeropol, RFC Founder
It’s been over seven years since I retired as RFC Executive Director. Now I’m getting used to being a senior citizen. Like many aging people, especially in this time of COVID, I reflect on what I’ll leave behind and how, as a senior, I can best help the RFC.
In their final letter my parents wrote me that they were comforted in the sure knowledge that others would carry on after them. 68 years later, the Rosenberg Fund for Children honors that trust by offering our community’s support to the children of targeted activists. Now I wish for the same comfort.
In addition to regular donations, there are two special gifts seniors can give the RFC. Legacy gifts or bequests help ensure that the RFC will always be here to stand with the children of resistance. By making a bequest to the RFC you can justify my parents’ faith in continuing progressive activism and carry forward their legacy (additional information that might be helpful to add the RFC as a beneficiary of your estate is available here).
A second way for our supporters who have 401(k) or 403(b) retirement accounts and are 72 or older to contribute is by donating their Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) to the RFC. RMD was optional last year but not in 2021. Typically these distributions are taxed as income, but they become tax-deductible if they are donated to a qualified charity/non-profit like the RFC.
Please take the time now to add the RFC as a beneficiary of your estate or to designate the RFC as the recipient of your RMD. If you need more information you can call Jenn Meeropol at (413) 239-2711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will be happy to assist you.