Increase Your Impact With IRAs



The IRA Charitable Rollover has been permanently extended! This is great news for those with required minimum distributions (RMD). This allows you to make tax free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from traditional IRA accounts when directly rolled over to a qualified charity.

If you are age 70 ½, consider making a gift to Rose Brooks Center and avoid the tax! If you are younger, you can still easily name Rose Brooks as a full or partial beneficiary.

While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, it does count towards your minimum distribution and does not trigger income tax. Please also know that your year-end support provides hope and changes lives. What a meaningful way to end 2019! Or updated for 2020, ‘What a meaningful way to end 2020!’

P. S. Rose Brooks also accepts grants from your Donor Advised Fund, appreciated stocks and bonds. Great ways to give without writing a check!

Questions about giving?
In order to complete a qualified charitable distribution for 2020, please contact Marla Svoboda, Chief Development Officer, at

Rose Brooks Is Here

Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.

Bridge Program

Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.

Children's Programs

Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.

Community Training

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.

Court Advocacy

Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.

Economic Empowerment

Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.

Emergency Shelter

Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.

Employment Advocacy

Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.


Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.


Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.

Onsite Clinic

On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.

Pet Shelter

An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.

Police Advocacy

Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.

Project SAFE

A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.


Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.