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How to Give

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Help build the interreligious society with a contribution to ICJS today. You can make a one-time gift or a monthly contribution at any level. Donate online or mail a check to ICJS, 956 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore MD 21204.


ICJS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. (Federal tax #52-1531016).

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More Ways to Give

Make a Grant From Your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Support ICJS with a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at a local community foundation or other fund administrator. Ask your fund administrator to send a check to: 


Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies

956 Dulaney Valley Rd 

Towson, MD 21204

Tax ID# 52-1531016 


If you include your name and address on the check request, ICJS will send you a thank you letter in the mail and inform you about the impact of your gift. We do not issue a tax receipt for DAF grants, however.

Contribute From Your IRA

If you are at least 70½ years old, you can use your IRA* to support ICJS in a win-win strategy: you can reduce your taxable income and ICJS can gain your support. This charitable strategy is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) paid directly to ICJS from your IRA administrator.  


Another benefit to you is that this QCD can be counted toward your IRA’s annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirement (up to $100,000), if received by ICJS prior to December 31st. 


See your IRA plan administrator for more details. 


*Note: Eligible IRAs must be a Traditional, Rollover, Inherited, inactive SEP, or inactive SIMPLE plan. This option is not available for 401k or 403b funds. 


Donate Stock or Securities

Donating securities, including mutual funds, may be a tax-advantaged option for you. Fidelity Charitable says: “Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction.”


You will need to ask your broker or mutual fund plan administrator to transfer the securities directly to ICJS’ brokerage account. First, contact ICJS (see below) to ask for account details for ICJS’ brokerage account.


You or your broker must give your name and address to ICJS so that we may provide you with tax documentation for your gift. There is no identifying information of the donor on the securities when we receive them. However, if you wish to be marked as an anonymous donor in our donor publications, we can honor your request to do so. 


ICJS Contact:

Laura Urban, Director of Development

(410) 494-7161 ext. 204

Make a Legacy Gift (Planned Giving)

By including a gift to ICJS in your will, trust, or any estate plan, you can continue to help dismantle religious bias and bigotry and build the interreligious society.


Bequests (via your Will) are the traditional way to make a legacy gift. The actual cost of a bequest may be less than the gift’s face value because of the possible tax benefits to your heirs.


You have many options on how to include ICJS in your will. You can specify a dollar amount or set aside a percentage of your estate. Or you could make a residuary bequest—making a gift to ICJS only after payment of other obligations and gifts.


Alternatively, you could create a Charitable Remainder Trust where the charity (ICJS) receives the “remainder” of the trust only after the death of the trust’s income beneficiary.


One of the simplest ways to create a legacy gift is to designate ICJS as a Beneficiary on your retirement or  other investment account, life insurance policy, or annuity.


Ask your tax or legal advisor for further information on these or other ideas and to discover which option is right for you.


To discuss how you can make a legacy gift, contact Laura Urban, ICJS Director of Development, at or (410) 494-7161, ext. 204


ICJS does not provide financial counseling or estate planning services. For tax or legal advice, please consult a professional financial advisor or an attorney.