Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA)
November 10, 2008 —With the end of the year and the holiday season quickly approaching, charitable giving and philanthropic support are at the forefront of our minds.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) offers opportunities for tax-free charitable giving this year and next. This law includes incentives for those 70½ years and older who would like to make charitable gifts. The IRA Charitable Rollover tax incentive allows these individuals to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs and Roth IRAs to public charities without having to count the distributions as taxable income.
If you have already contributed to the Foundation, the EESA of 2008 allows for additional support and will help us maintain the development and delivery of innovative programs in the areas of public awareness, professional education, patient advocacy, and research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest. Through individual and corporate giving, donations help our efforts to improve and save the lives of those suffering from heart rhythm disorders.
To learn more about how to make a contribution, contact Betsy Bogdansky at (202) 464-3454, bbogdansky@HRSonline.org or Ashleigh Covington at (202) 464-9854, acovington@HRSonline.org.
About the Heart Rhythm Foundation
The mission of the Heart Rhythm Foundation is to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society. Its goal is to promote a culture of giving in service to this mission.