You can make a larger gift to improve refugee lives at a lower cost to you by giving a gift of appreciated stock.
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to the Women’s Refugee Commission. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.
1. Please instruct your brokerage firm in writing to make an electronic transfer to:
Smith Barney Inc.
Women's Refugee Commission Account Number: 101-04258-15-107 BTC: 418
Attention: Marla J. Oster
2. To properly acknowledge your donation to the WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION, please include your name and address with the transfer and inform Development Coordinator Danielle Pekalski that you have made this gift.
Tel: (212) 551-2966
Send the stock certificate(s) unsigned in one envelope by registered mail and send the signed stock power(s) in a separate envelope by regular mail to:
Women's Refugee Commission Controller
Women’s Refugee Commission
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
Sign one stock power for each stock certificate. Do not fill in or date the stock power(s). All names on each stock certificate should be signed on each of the stock powers.
Stock powers can be obtained from a bank or brokerage firm, or the Women’s Refugee Commission can supply this form. The Women’s Refugee Commission is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The Tax ID # for the IRC is 13-5660870.