Take Stock - Give Stock
A quick, easy and tax-efficient way to make a lasting contribution to Girl Scouts of Colorado!
How it works
Mary purchased $5,000 worth of XYZ Stock, which is now worth $10,000. She can use this $10,000 to make a gift to Girl Scouts of Colorado and take advantage of tax savings. Mary may take a $10,000 charitable deduction on her federal income taxes, saving between $1,000 to $3,500 in federal income tax depending on her tax bracket, as well as avoid a capital gain tax of $750.
"This is a win-win situation. The donor wins because he/she can make a larger gift without paying capital gains taxes, and Girl Scouts wins because donors making gifts of appreciated stock can make a larger gift because of the before tax advantages. I don't understand why more people don't do this."
- Wes Segelke, a long-time Girl Scout volunteer and supporter who made his gift to Magic Sky with appreciated stock
Stock transfer information:
National Financial Services
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Acct # 125276120
For more information, contact Carol Griffin, Donor Services Manager at 303-607-4879.
Information provided is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified legal or financial advisor before making a gift.