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Create a Legacy With the Soap Box Derby

Leaving a gift to the International Soap Box Derby in your will or by beneficiary designation is a great way to invest in the future our youth through friendly competition and STEM education that will make a lasting difference for the racers, students, and educators of tomorrow.

RMD: Donation or Taxation?

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can donate all or part of your annual IRAs’ Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to a qualified charity WITHOUT paying taxes on the distribution.

With the money given to the Soap Box Derby, you can:

  • Support the Soap Box Derby leadership and racing programs with a donation to the general operations of the Derby
  • Fund scholarships for youth to compete for world champion status and scholarships in the best gravity race in the world
  • Help under-served youth experience “the thrill of the hill” through Soap Box Derby racing programs
  • Provide a classroom with a STEM-based curriculum for designing and racing gravity-powered cars
  • Contribute to the capital expenditures of the Soap Box Derby (this year several projects for scoreboard, timing system, pavement and new ticket building)

It makes sense to look into donating your RMDs to your favorite charity. Contact your financial advisor today for more details. For additional information please contact Mark Gerberich, President and CEO, at 330.733.8723 or