Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or “IRA Rollover” Gifts for Donors Aged 70½ or Older

Gifts from Retirement Plans During Life Age 70½+ Diagram

How It Works

  1. You are 70½ or older and instruct your plan administrator to make a direct transfer of up to $100,000 to the Cathedral
  2. Plan administrator makes transfer as directed to the Cathedral


  • Your gift is transferred directly to the Cathedral; since you do not receive the funds, they are not included in your gross income*
  • Your gift will count towards your minimum distribution requirement, which, under the 2019 SECURE Act, begins at the age of 72
  • You support the programs that are important to you at the Cathedral

*No income-tax deduction is allowed for the transfer.

More Information

Contact Us

John Jensen
Director of Gift Planning
Phone: 202-537-5747


Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016


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