THERE'S STILL TIME TO DONATE FOR 2010

The tax bill signed by President Barack Obama late last year extended the charitable IRA rollover through Dec. 31, 2011, and made it retroactive beginning Jan. 1, 2010. The bill also allows qualified individuals to make a new IRA rollover gift retroactive to 2010 as long as you make your gift by Jan. 31, 2011.

If you would like to take advantage of this brief window to make 2010 qualified distributions to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, thereby sheltering your IRA-required minimum distributions from income tax, contact Vince McElligott at 713-348-2923 or by email at vmcelligott@rice.edu.