CHARITABLE IRA ROLLOVER extended for those 70 ½+ — BUT ONLY THROUGH DEC. 31, 2014!

The Charitable IRA Rollover was signed into law last week. Donors age 70 ½ and older may now transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified public charity. This provision is in effect only through December 31, 2014, so if you want to take advantage of this, you will need to act now!

The transfer is not subject to federal income tax and qualifies for the donor’s 2014 required minimum distribution (RMD).

The reauthorization of the IRA charitable rollover is retroactive to January 1, 2014, and effective through December 31, 2014.

A few other details:

  • If your spouse has IRA accounts, you may each make gifts of $100,000 from these accounts.
  • While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, this distribution from your IRA counts toward your minimum required distribution for the account and does NOT trigger income tax for you. It is a tax free transfer from your account directly to the Keewaydin Foundation.

How to complete this rollover gift:

Contact your IRA Provider to authorize the qualified charitable contribution from your IRA #____. Tell them to authorize a check in the amount of $— payable to KEEWAYDIN FOUNDATION, EIN 04 272 1019. Indicate to your provider that this distribution must occur before December 31, 2014, and all gifts must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014.

Please contact Lauren Geiger at 802.238.2733 for more information. Thank you!

Looking For a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

 Give a Keewaydin L.L. Bean Flannel to Your Favorite Keewaydinessi!

L.L. Bean’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirts are some of the softest, longest wearing, most comfortable flannel shirts you can buy, and now they are complete with Keewaydin’s moose and paddles.
Perfect for staying warm and feeling light in the dark and blustery months ahead.
Visit the Camp Store for that unexpected holiday gift or for one of your very own!


Calling All Boat Partners To Tell Your Story!

Have a funny, dramatic, or poetic story of your camp boat partner experience?

Share your story and it may be featured in the upcoming Northwest Wind!

Looking for memories, anecdotes, and photos from various decades to be remembered for many years to come!

Share here or e-mail [email protected]


Celebrate with Keewaydin in NYC

You are cordially invited to attend 

The 2013 Keewaydin Alumni Reception

 Highlighted by Presentation of the Keewaydin Service Award to

~ John F. “Jeff” Schneider ~

Monday, October 21, 2013 6-8 p.m.
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Keewaydin Cheer
The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave (Lexington and 47th St.)
New York, NY 10017

Attire: Business Casual 

Please RSVP to Keewaydin prior to October 11th.

[email protected] or 802.352.4247

Video Scenes of Keewaydin Talent

Check you these YouTube videos to see exceptional talent and skill displayed at

Keewaydin Dunmore in the summer of 2013!

These videos are sure to inspire your favorite memories of camp!

Tallman Trophy
Another stunning display of canoeist skills at the 2013 Tallman. Notice the paddlers’ zen-like rapture.
Charlie Sotir's version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' at Sunday Circle!  Amazing!
Charlie Sotir’s version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ at Sunday Circle! Amazing!

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Daniel Carpenter Sr. Memorial Service

Dan Carpenter Sr., assistant director 1978 to 1990, at his desk.
Dan Carpenter Sr., assistant director 1978 to 1990, at his desk.

The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Daniel Carpenter, Sr. will take place in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on the campus of the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA, at 1:00 PM, on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Speakers will include representatives from the family, Williston, and Keewaydin. Following the service, all are welcome to attend a reception where people will have the opportunity to socialize, reminisce and speak with Dan’s family and others.

Knowing how many lives Dan touched, the School requests that you please RSVP (with the total number attending) so that we can prepare appropriately.  Please contact Liz Cheney ([email protected], 413-529-3074) by October 14th.


Songa Staff Hike Long Trail

This fall five Songadeewin staff have hit the trail, hiking the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States. The Long Trail runs the length of Vermont; beginning near Massachusetts and ending on the border of Canada, totaling 272 miles. These women are only part way through their journey, with 134 miles to go! To see more photos and check up on the status of these intrepid hikers see Songa’s Facebook page!

Ella Davidson, Lolo Cappio, Charlotte Gutfreund, Emily Burton, Tacie Moskowitz
Ella Davidson, Lolo Cappio, Charlotte Gutfreund, Emily Burton, Tacie Moskowitz