Michael Furtman


Do you own an IRA? Would you like to give more to charity but need the retirement income? If you answered yes to these questions, now is an excellent time to consider a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with Ducks Unlimited. With passage of the SECURE Act 2.0, you now have the chance for your hard-earned retirement savings to do just that.

How it Works

If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can make a one-time gift of up to $50,000 of your IRA rollover to fund a CGA with Ducks Unlimited. In exchange for your generous IRA gift, the CGA begins to make monthly or quarterly payments to you. The payment rate is based on your age on your nearest birthday. Payments continue through your lifetime. At the end of your life, the annuity payment will cease, and the remaining principal balance will be used to further DU’s conservation mission.

A CGA gives you the opportunity to leave a legacy that extends far beyond your lifetime. By partnering with Ducks Unlimited through an IRA-funded CGA, you’re helping conserve, restore, and protect North America’s wetlands for future generations. So why not turn your retirement savings into a dual investment—one for your future and one for the future of our wetlands?

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Turning IRAs into Wetlands

DU makes donating your IRA easy. For more information, contact Chris Cole, managing director of gift planning, at 901-758-3763 or e-mail