Support for the Center for Intellectual Property is provided by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals like you who care about the future of U.S. innovation, creative expression and jobs.
CIPU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under federal law and is registered with the New York State Charities Bureau. Your donation helps to support CIPU events and activities, and to provide educational services.
CIPU accepts gifts of appreciated stock, mutual funds or from donor-advised funds, as well as mandatory IRA or other distributions. These gifts can avoid taxes while having an immediate impact IP literacy.
For further information, including instructions on how to make a gift of stock, IRA transfer or planned gift, please contact us.
Your gift to CIPU may be directed toward its general mission or to fund a specific event, research project or activity. Businesses, organizations and individuals who wish to support CIPU activities, please contact please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations by credit card, check or wire transfer are also accepted. Please make checks payable to the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding and mail to the address below (do not send cash):
The Center for IP Understanding
228 East 45th Street – 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Please remember CIPU in your estate plan.
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You can donate appreciated assets directly to CIPU
If you have stock, real estate or other assets that have increased in value over the years you can gift them directly to a qualified charity like CIPU, in most cases avoiding capital gains taxes.
Gifting appreciated assets to CIPU also avoids the inconvenience of having to sell them, as well as avoids having to pay tax on the gain.
If you donate a portion of your IRA assets to CIPU you may avoid having to pay tax on retirement income
If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA or inherited IRA, you may contribute up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a 501(c)(3) qualified charity like CIPU without having to include the distribution as income.
The distribution may be counted as your annual required minimum IRA distribution. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) can be contributed to one or more charities within the annual limit. A QCD is not subject to New York State income tax either.
*You should confirm your particular state tax treatment with your tax professional.