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At Womanspace, where one of our four essential values is “transforming our world,” we have been uniquely challenged to make good on that value. We look with new eyes at things we formerly took for granted: our health, time spent with friends and family, the ways we worship, shop, entertain, and the many ways we learn. What is community when members are physically distanced from one another? How do we keep our bonds strong?

As one of the oldest non-profits in Rockford, Womanspace is meeting these challenges and remains an outstanding place to learn and grow artistically, educationally and spiritually. Womanspace has undergone challenges, to be sure, and is now enthusiastically moving forward, devising new and creative ways of strengthening and building our community. For now, our programs are focused on smaller group experiences, virtual learning and home-based classes. Technology is allowing us to serve our local membership and to expand beyond our immediate Rockford community, with class and workshop instructors from different parts of the country. Womanspace members are now regularly interacting with participants and partners around the world! See our flyer!

Womanspace engages in innovative, nurturing, generous and cooperative work within Rockford and around the world. We invite you to be part of these initiatives by supporting Womanspace with a generous financial gift. With your help, we will emerge from this time of pandemic as a stronger and even more vibrant organization than before.

One thing we promise: your gift will have a magnified impact when you invest your dollars and your trust in Womanspace.

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Use Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to Donate to Womanspace

If you are an IRA owner and age 70 ½ or older, you can take advantage of a provision in the tax code that allows you to make a direct transfer to a qualified charity in any amount up to $100,000 without having to pay income taxes on the distribution.  This is an important advantage for a charitably minded IRA owner who doesn’t need his or her required minimum distribution (RMD) for living expenses.  Bear in mind you cannot claim the qualified distribution as a charitable tax deduction since you are receiving the benefit of the amount being excluded from your taxable income.  However, in deciding to avail yourself of this opportunity, you enjoy three appealing advantages: You satisfy the removal of the required minimum distribution from your IRA, you pay no income taxes on the amount and you help support the programs and mission of Womanspace.  If you are interested in helping Womanspace in this way, please request a check from your IRA made payable directly to Womanspace. Thank you!

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