Gary & Connie Grittner
Gary Grittner did not grow up in South Dakota. He and his wife Connie retired to Ft. Pierre, SD in 2005. Giving back to charitable causes has always been an important part of Gary's life. The IRA charitable rollover recently allowed Gary to make a $100,000 gift to the South Dakota Community Foundation. This will ultimately support a number of organizations and causes that he believes in.
"Whether an individual is at the end of their working lives, already retired, or maybe they have come into an inheritance or winnings, the IRA rollover could be an option for them. The beauty of the IRA charitable rollover is that it allows you to meet a number of objectives. It is counted toward your required minimum distribution and allows donors without an immediate need for that income to avoid the tax implications that would otherwise come along with it. It also allows me to make an immediate impact and long-term commitment to organizations I care about. Now that the IRA rollover is a permanent part of tax law, I would definitely consider making it a part of my future giving strategy."