Donating appreciated securities to charity is one of the best and easiest ways to give more for less. Appreciated stock donations simultaneously reduce a donor's tax bill while increasing the recipient's income. The Forum benefits greatly from donors who take advantage of this unique giving vehicle.
How it Works
Capital-gains taxes on the increase in value are avoided, which would otherwise have to be paid if the stock was sold and the proceeds donated after. It is important to note that this vehicle is only appropriate if the stock increased in value since the purchase date; if the value went down, it's best to sell the stock first, take the loss, and give the cash as a charitable donation.
Stock donations to MEF may be sent to:
Vanguard Marketing Corporation
To learn more, please contact Matthew Bennett by calling 215-546-5406 ext. 114 or email Bennett@MEForum.org.
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You can give more, for less. Donating appreciated stock has several advantages. Click here to learn how to make the most of your securities.