Alex Goodwin serves as the Communications Director at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, Florida, where he lives with his wife and two children. Alex has participated on multiple mission teams to Africa. His duties at the Mission Center include broadening awareness of, and participation in, Orthodox missions among the faithful of North America.
OCMC News – IRA Charitable Distribution Rule Permanent
by Orthodox Christian Mission Center (Posted 12/21/2015)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is pleased to share with you that this week Congress made the Qualified Charitable Distribution rule permanent!
That means, that if you are 70 ½ and older, you may transfer up to $100,000 of your IRA assets to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) without incurring Federal income tax, and the gift qualifies towards your 2015 RMD (Required Minimum Distribution). Your spouse may do the same from his/her IRA. This legislation is retroactive to January 1, 2015.
Gifts must be made directly from your IRA to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center by December 31, 2015. Please be sure to keep documentation for the donation as you would substantiate any other charitable contribution.
To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, please contact your professional advisor and/or IRA administrator as soon as possible.
Your gifts, which help the OCMC to share the Holy Gospel around the world, can help to transform lives in great need of the peace, joy, and hope that Christ brings. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Phone: 877-GO-FORTH (463-6784), Ext. 160
Wishing you a blessed and joyous Christmas and 2016!
The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, and supports our sister ministries under the Assembly. The Orthodox Christian Missions Center (OCMC) is the official missions agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States it is OCMC’s mission to make disciples of all nations by bringing people to Christ and His Church.
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