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Instructions for Making a Donation of Appreciated Stock

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.

To make a stock donation to the Women’s Refugee Commission:

1. Please instruct your brokerage firm in writing to make an electronic transfer to:

Smith Barney Inc.
Women's Refugee Commission Account Number: 
013-106-714
DTC: 015
Attention: Marla J. Oster
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:(212) 230-3536
Fax:(212) 230-3667

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.

Danielle Pekalski
Development Coordinator
Tel: (212) 551-2966
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To make a donation of stock held in certificate form:

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:

Eldar Kekic
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.

For further information, including instructions on how to make a gift of mutual funds, please contact Eldar Kekic at (212) 551-3116 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .