Gifts of Securities
Stock and Mutual Fund Shares
Donating a charitable gift of stock or mutual fund shares is a great way to improve the lives of a loved one who lives with Parkinson’s disease and receive an end-of-the-year tax deduction.
Some of the most favorable tax benefits are generated by contributions of appreciated, long-term, capital-gain securities. In addition to receiving a charitable deduction for the full, fair market value of such a gift, the donor escapes any potential tax on the capital-gains of the gift and any sales commission that would be payable upon the sale of the assets.
To help you facilitate a gift of stock to the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), please use these instructions.
Step 1: Initiate the Transfer
There are two common methods of gifting securities to NPF (see Step 3: Method of Delivery). The first and most common method is by means of electronic transfer where your broker transfers shares of a security directly from your brokerage account to NPF's brokerage account (Step 3A). The other involves physically mailing the paper certificates to the National Parkinson Foundation (Step 3B). Either method is acceptable, but it is necessary you contact your broker to initiate the transfer.
Step 2: Notification of Donor Intent
In order for NPF to properly acknowledge a gift of stock, upon receipt, it is important that we are notified in advance by the donor or transferring broker of the following:
- Donor name and complete address
- Name and number of securities transferred
- Date of transfer
- Restriction on gift (if any)
Step 3: Method of Delivery
A. Securities Delivered Electronically
DTC Instructions for Securities contributions to:
J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp.
For Credit to: National Parkinson Foundation
Neuberger Berman Trust Company N.A.
Phone: (212) 476-9174
Fax: (646) 537-4638
B. Securities Delivered by Mail
If registered in the name of the National Parkinson Foundation, please send the certificate(s) via registered mail to:
National Parkinson Foundation
Attn: Stock Donations
200 SE 1st St.
Miami, FL 33131
If the certificate(s) are registered in your name, please:
- Attach a signed stock power, leaving the assignee's name blank on the form.
- Include a signed letter stating the donation is made to the National Parkinson Foundation and mention the stock name, certificate(s) and number of shares.
- Leave the back of the certificate(s) blank.
Send the certificates in a separate envelope from the stock power and donation letter via registered mail to the address above.
*DTC: Depository Trust Company, a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), provides clearing, settlement and a guarantee of completion for virtually all broker-to-broker trades involving equities, corporate and municipal debt, American depository receipts, exchange traded funds, and unit investment trusts.
This information is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney tax professional or investment professional.