GIFTS OF STOCK, MUTUAL FUND SHARES OR OTHER APPRECIATED PROPERTY
Give a meaningful gift to help create a world free of MS -- and receive handsome financial benefits too! Consider making a gift of stock, mutual fund shares or other appreciated property to the New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
WHY NON-CASH GIFTS ARE SUCH A GOOD IDEA
1.You receive an income tax deduction based on the value of the stock or investment today. So if you make a donation of stock or fund shares that have grown in value from the time you bought them, you can take a tax deduction for the gift based on its current value, rather than the lower purchase price. If the investment you own has made significant gains, this could be truly advantageous for both you and the Society.
2. Because the Society is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status, an out right gift of appreciated property will allow you to avoid paying the capital gains tax that you would have to pay if you sold the property yourself.
3. You can reduce the size of your estate, which could help to reduce your estate taxes.
4. It is so easy to do! You can arrange to make the gift by electronic transfer from your broker to ours; or if you have stock certificates in your possession, you will need to complete a few simple forms.
For further information, or to make a gift of stock or other securities, please e-mail Lisa Jackobsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-453-3267. You may write to the National MS Society New York City - Southern New York Chapter at: 733 Third Ave., Third Floor, New York, NY 10017