Charitable IRA Rollover

The charitable IRA rollover, or qualified charitable distribution (QCD), is a special provision allowing certain donors to exclude from taxable income -- and count toward their required minimum distribution -- certain transfers of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets that are made directly to public charities, including Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 

Donors age 70 1/2 or older have used this popular option to support the theater with tax-wise gifts ranging from $100 to $100,000. A gift that qualifies, technically termed a “qualified charitable distribution,” must be: made by a donor age 70 1/2 or older; transferred from a traditional or Roth IRA directly to a permissible public charity, such as CST; and completed by December 31 of the corresponding tax year.

Checks can be made out to Chicago Shakespeare Theater and mailed directly to: 
Advancement Department
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

If you have any questions or need wire transfer information, please contact the Advancement Office at 312.667.4952 or

Ways to Give


 Chicago Shakespeare Theater
     800 East Grand on Navy Pier
     Chicago, IL 60611

 Gifts of Stock

 Gifts by Wire

 Planned Gifts

 Charitable IRA Rollover


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