Through contributions of people like yourself and your patients, thousands of healthcare practitioners are able to better inform and educate their patients about the negative impact of many parts of today’s lifestyle and diet on their personal health. Your assistance will not only continue to support current recipients, but will enable the foundation to reach out to new practitioners and their patients. By giving you the tools to better educate yourself and your families we perpetuate the message of good health and whole food nutrition to all.
When IFNH was given and excepted the responsibility of the stewardship of the Lee Foundation For Nutritional Research. It was our first focus to keep the spirit of Dr. Royal Lee and the Lee Foundation alive! IFNH has strived to re-publish many of the original copyrighted works held in trust by the Lee Foundation including those held by Drs, Harrower, and Hawkins, as well as other notable nutrition pioneers! This work is to important to let die, we need your help!
The domino effect is in place: thousands of practitioners spread the word to hundreds of thousands of patients, who, in turn, refer their friends and family to a health-based program. The results of your contributions are disproportionate to the amount of your benevolence.
In addition to saying “thank you,” we would like to share information on how your generosity can have an ongoing positive effect now, and in the years to come. Take a few minutes and review this crucial material about how you can receive maximum benefits from your financial gifts to the Foundation.
Your faithful giving makes it possible for us to pursue, publish, and proclaim the works of the nutritional pioneers like Drs. Royal Lee, Weston Price, France’s Pottenger and Melvin Page just to name a notable few.
Jeremy Kaslow MD. IFNH President
Ask Yourself These Questions
- Did you receive and save your donation/gift receipts? It is especially important to keep your receipts for gifts of $250 or more and file them with your tax records. These receipts must state that you did not receive any benefits in return for your gift/donation that have not been accounted for in the amount stated on the receipt.
- Are you enjoying maximum tax savings? Cash gifts to the Foundation may be deductible from your federal income tax return. Many states also allow income tax deductions for charitable gifts. Charitable gifts included in your estate plans can result in significant tax savings as well.
- Does your employer match your charitable gifts? If so, each gift you make is effectively doubled. Please check with your employer about this possibility.
- Have you reviewed your long-range financial and estate plans recently? Tax & Estate Laws can change, making this an essential step to planning effectively.
Your will, living trust, retirement plans, and other gift and estate planning vehicles can provide another opportunity to support international foundation for nutrition and health in it’s mission.
Finances for the Future?
- Everyone wants to know that his/her life is making a difference, both now and in the future. The ideas below are examples of how your generosity (through donations) can continue to make a difference today, and for future generations.
A gift included in your will or living trust is one way to establish a lasting legacy.
- A gift of retirement assets, such as pension plans or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), may allow you to give more than you thought possible, while eliminating taxes that may otherwise largely consume these assets.
- Consider gifts of life insurance. Gifts of policies or proceeds you may no longer need offer excellent tax benefits. Life insurance can also be used to “replace” assets given away, thereby providing for loved ones in addition to your charitable interests.
- A life income gift can be a tax-effective way to provide you and/or someone you designate with regular payments for life.
Charitable gifts are generally deductible in amounts of up to 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) for gifts of cash and 30% of AGI for gifts of appreciated property.
- When appreciated securities are donated, you are entitled to a deduction for full value, not just the original cost. This results in a tax deduction based on “paper profits” you have not yet realized. If securities have decreased in value, consider selling them, thereby creating a loss for tax purposes, and making deductible gifts of the cash proceeds.
- Consider making larger gifts in years when you have more income and will be in a higher tax bracket. The higher your tax bracket, the greater the savings from your gifts. Gifts in any of these forms can be made in memory or in honor of special loved ones, can be arranged by contacting the foundation.
The Legacy Program, Tax Planning for Your Future
Disclaimer: Neither the author, the publisher, nor this organization is engaged in rendering legal, investment, or tax advisory services. For advice and assistance on specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. The purpose of this publication is to provide accurate and authoritative information of a general character only. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.