Agency News & Press
On Wednesday, March 27th the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recognized local business through its Business IMPACT Awards and Brighton Center was honored to be recognized with the Community Champions award. The awards recognized businesses impacting the NKY community through innovation, creativity, strong business practices, and leadership. Thank you Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and everyone in the community who makes it possible for us to continue our mission of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency.
Brighton Center will use new grant to help displaced workers prepare for skilled positions in healthcare, technology
(March 13, 2019) The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect unemployed and underemployed people in the greater Cincinnati area to quality jobs in growth industries.Continue reading »
On Friday, March 8, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his wife Kelley made a stop to visit Brighton Recovery Center for Women.Continue reading »
Brighton Center’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program recently received a grant award of $25,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to increase capacity for providing Case Management services. The funds will provide an integrated service delivery model, work holistically with families, and connect them to services needed to be successful.Continue reading »
We, along with all United Way-funded programs, will receive a 20% cut in our allocation starting January 1, 2019. For Brighton Center, that means we must deal with a $263,000 shortfall to start the New Year. We did get an indication in mid-November that allocations would more than likely be reduced by 15-20%, but now the news is official. We will still be allocated $1,052,000 for our programs in 2019. All allocations are posted on United Way’s website. We are grateful for United Ways continued support of our programs and will continue to do amazing work with their investment.
When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may want to consider making charitable donations through a Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD). This is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted towards satisfying your required minimal distributions (RMDs) for the year, if certain rules are met.
In addition to the benefits of giving to a charity, QCDs excludes the amount donated from your taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.
Also, QCDs do not require that you itemize, which due to the recent tax law changes, means you may decide to take advantage of the higher standard deduction, but still use a QCD for charitable giving.
Can I make a QCD? Check with your tax advisor first, but here are some of the rules:
- You must be 70 ½ or older to be eligible
- QCDs are limited to the amount that would otherwise be taxed as ordinary income (you’re not able to take more than your required minimum distribution)
- That maximum annual amount that can qualify is $100,000
- The funds must be a “direct transfer” from your IRA to the charity.
What kind of charities qualify?
The charity must be a 501(c) (3) organization….. like Brighton Center!
For more information, please contact your tax advisor or Becky Timberlake at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training (CET) celebrated the 27 member fall 2018 graduating class. This graduation marks a milestone in welcoming the first graduates from the Health Technologies Administration (HTA) skill division.Continue reading »