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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!

 

 

May 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University holds 86th commencement ceremony

May 17, 2017

Alumna Cy Wakeman to students: “Wisdom comes from questioning”

May 10, 2017

From same dorm to same schools, retiring BCU alumnae share rewarding careers

May 8, 2017

Briar Cliff University names Knealing provost, vice president for academic affairs

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University Relations Office Staff

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.