Help Us Grow With Your Generous Donations
Please consider donating, either by sending a check to:
Top of the Pines, Inc.
PO Box 535
Ridgway, CO, 81432
...or by clicking on the button below to make a secure payment with an existing PayPal account (or simply use your credit card):
The main goal of acquiring this wonderful 175 acre property is behind us! But now, to make the necessary improvements and really place TOP “on the map” for increased usage, we need to enlist:
1. A few “angels” who see the value of what has been accomplished and the potential for the future, who have both the means and the community interests at heart, to come forward and give generously.
2. The rest of us who genuinely appreciate TOP and are willing to make smaller contributions to its future.
3. Grantors who resonate with all of the benefits to the local communities and to users from farther afield, especially for youth and in the areas of education, environmental understanding and family recreation.
Top of the Pines assures public access to an area that is otherwise quickly becoming private property. Please join our efforts to preserve this exceptional public resource!
Please give whatever you can afford.
Want to support TOP while lowering your tax liability?
Did you know that if you are over age 70 1/2 and subject to IRS minimum distribution requirements on your IRA or 401K, you can donate funds through your account trustee to TOP, and that your donation will reduce your annual taxable liability, dollar for dollar?
Once your reach this age, the IRS will use actuarial tables to determine your life expectancy and then divide your account value by your expected life expectancy and will require you to take annual distributions of that amount. These distributions are fully taxable at your current tax rate in the year you receive them. For many people, these required distributions can be quite large and may create a large tax liability.
This annual tax liability may be reduced dollar for dollar by an amount you request your account trustee transfer to TOP or other qualified charities during the tax year. So for example, if you request that your account trustee transfer $5,000 to TOP, your tax liability will be reduced by the full $5,000 for that year.
So, rather than paying full taxes on your required retirement distributions, you can choose to help support local non-profit charities of your choosing with the funds.
We hope that you will choose to support TOP and our mission of keeping this beautiful place accessible to our community and visitors.