Benefits of Donating Appreciated Securities
If you have held the stock for more than one year and if it has appreciated in value, this option provides you with significant tax advantages. Donated stock is exempt from capital gains taxes. Moreover, you may claim the full appreciated market value of the donation as a tax deduction. Ask your financial advisor to investigate how you can best utilize this option.
How To Make a Stock Donation
It's easy to donate stock to the Festival!
Your contributions can have twice the impact if you participate in your company's matching gift program. These companies are among those offering gift matching programs to employees. To request a matching gift, just fill out the form on your corporate web site or request one from your HR contact. Please let us know that your gift will be matched so we can follow up with your employer regarding your generous contribution.