Benefits of Making a Stock Transfer Contribution
Most people think of cash when they consider a charitable contribution, but a gift of securities is also a viable option. By contributing appreciated securities through United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties, you can make a powerful community contribution while gaining valuable tax advantages. If you have owned appreciated securities for at least a year and a day, your contribution can offer the following benefits:
Claim the Market Value
By claiming the market value (versus the cost basis) of the securities, you can enjoy a charitable contribution tax deduction equal to the average of the highest and lowest quoted sales price on the day you make the gift.
Eliminate Capital Gains Tax
By donating your appreciated securities, you avoid the capital gains tax you would owe if you sold the securities yourself. The deduction of gifts of appreciated capital-gains property is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income, subject to the five-year-carry forward provision.
Stock Donation Procedure
Our United Way has an account with Equitable. If you have an account with Equitable, the easiest way to donate stock is to have your broker transfer your stock gift from your account to our account. If doing so, please contact Brett White, Executive Director, to notify us of your impending gift. (304) 366-4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brokerage Account Information
Equitable- Jim Chadwell
1543 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
United Way Account Number: 3449-9374
If you have or use a broker from a firm other than AXA, instruct him or her to transfer the stock to the account above. Please have your broker contact us to alert us of the transfer.
If you do not use a broker, mail or deliver the stock to our offices:
United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties
Attention: Brett White
221 Washington Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
**Please send separate from the stock a signed Stock Power, but please do not “sell, assign or transfer” the stock to the United Way. We will send an immediate acknowledgement of the gift.