You know that QDMA promotes better deer and better deer hunting each year. Through the support of members like you, corporate sponsors who believe in our mission, and donors, we pursue and achieve the QDMA mission.

Hopefully you have also joined a Branch and enjoyed a local banquet or perhaps even attended a National Convention. These events fund national efforts as well as local initiatives in their “home range.” Giving like this provides for QDMA’s annual work, but it does not sustain the long-range planning required for the continued life of our association. Non-profit organizations like ours must rely upon planned giving to build the balance sheet, providing QDMA the financial stability necessary for long-term planning and mission delivery beyond next year. Gifts other than cash add value to the association and can benefit the donor by sheltering income made now and in the future from taxation.

What are Planned Gifts?

They are gifts anyone can afford, because they cost nothing during your lifetime. They’re perfect for donors who worry they can’t afford a cash donation. What qualifies as a planned gift?

  • Gifts through one’s will
  • Retirement plans allow for giving up to $100,000 per year.
  • Paid up Life Insurance
  • Land, securities and other assets

Why should you consider planned giving to QDMA? Gifts like these mentioned above provide valuable, lasting capital for the organization. They’re also easy. You do not need the help of a lawyer, bank or financial advisor to facilitate. The QDMA Staff has the expertise to close these gift transactions following your instructions.

We want to recognize your commitment in any way you wish, either publicly or anonymously. Giving of this type automatically qualifies for each and all of our sponsorship levels and is acknowledged by all appropriate measures.

We invite you to join those who exhibit the highest ideals of the Quality Deer Management Association and support it through “gifts anyone can afford.” Contact QDMA’s Director of Advancement, Jeff Beall, for more information.

Planned Giving Goals & Benefits

Your GoalYour StrategyYour Benefits
Make an important impact to the Quality Deer Management Association that doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime, but that is priceless as part of the legacy that you leave behind.Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).A great way to provide resources that help the Quality Deer Management Association maintain our traditions.
Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.Use appreciated property instead of cash to make your gift.Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.
Leave more of your estate to your heirs.Name the Quality Deer Management Association as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets and free up other property to pass to your heirs.
Create a long-term gift that won't draw funds from your estate. Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need.Increase your ability to make a significant gift to the Quality Deer Management Association.
Tap into one of your most valuable assets to make a gift to the Quality Deer Management Association.Use real estate to make your gift to the Quality Deer Management Association.Avoid capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction.