Donations of Stock/Gifts of Appreciated Securities

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! 

  1. Instruct your financial advisor or broker to transfer stock from your account to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (DTC #0015) and to credit The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. The Festival’s FEIN Tax Number is 94-286-7269. 
  2. Call Festival Executive Director Toby Leavitt at 415-558-0888 with the number and type of shares so that she can coordinate with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and so that we can acknowledge your gift appropriately.

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.