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Retirement Giving


Reduce your taxable income if you’re 70½+ and make a direct contribution to Lifewater with a Charitable IRA Rollover.

Charitable IRA Rollover Benefits

If you’re 70½ or older you can take advantage of a simple way to bring clean water and health to the most vulnerable. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Lifewater without having to pay income taxes on your donation.

Contact us to get started.

Notify us of your plan to make an IRA charitable rollover gift at 805.541.6634 or email Christine Zurbach, Vice President of Philanthropy, at christine@lifewater.org.

What To Do Next

  1. Notify Lifewater: Notify us using the contact information above that you plan to make an IRA charitable rollover gift.
  2. Read Delivery Instructions: Lifewater will provide delivery instructions. If you are giving by check, please make checks payable to:

    Lifewater International
    PO Box 3131
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  3. Obtain Gift Acknowledgement Letter: Upon completion of the forms required by an IRA plan administrator, you will receive an acknowledgement letter from Lifewater.

“Setting up a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) with Lifewater was not only easy and efficient but allowed my family to sponsor a village water project and meet my minimum required distribution (RMD).”

– Tom and Louise from San Mateo, CA

Other Questions? Contact Us.

If you have any questions please contact us at 805.541.6634 or email Christine Zurbach, Vice President of Philanthropy, at christine@lifewater.org.