Thank you for considering a contribution!
Donating stock or securities offers a number of benefits:
A federal income charitable contribution tax deduction based on the stock’s fair market value on the date of the gift (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income) if the stock was owned for more than one year;
Carryover of the deduction for up to five additional years if the fair market value of the gift is more than 30% of your adjusted gross income; and
Avoidance of capital gains tax that is due when you sell appreciated stock.