Welcome to Briar Cliff University and the University Relations Office webpage! We hope that as you take a look around, you will strengthen and renew your connection to BCU.
Our office serves the alumni, donors and friends of the university. Briar Cliff is a coeducational, private university offering strong, values-based, liberal arts education as well as quality career preparation. Our values include our Catholic Franciscan identity, our challenging academic environment, our focus on the student, our culture of service, our appreciation of diversity and respect for each person, our commitment to shared governance and collaborative decision making, and our innovative response to change
If you would like to help promote the mission, vision and values of Briar Cliff, please contact the University Relations Office. And whenever you are on campus, please stop by our office in Noonan Hall. We would love to see you!
IRA Charitable Rollovers Explained
An Individual Retirement Account is an accoutn set aside with funds to be used after reitrement. Many financial institutions that offer IRAs provide tax advantages for people who have them. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on December 18, 2015, made permanent what is popularly known as the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) charitable rollover. This means that charitably- minded taxpayers age 70 ½ or older can transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to a charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.
Simply put, you can use your IRA to transfer up to $100,000 each year to a charity without being taxed.