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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks) are a popular alternative to making a cash gift, as they may offer you additional tax advantages. In addition to receiving an income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities, you may also avoid capital gains on the appreciation of your stocks. If your donated securities are used to fund a charitable trust or gift annuity, there may be estate and gift tax advantages as well.

To make such a gift, do not sell the stock and donate the proceeds, as this will jeopardize your tax benefits. Instead, notify your broker of your intention and contact When you contact us, please be prepared to provide your broker's name and telephone number, the name of the stock and number of shares you wish to contribute. We will then contact your broker. You will be notified of the contribution deduction based on the date of your securities transfer.

For questions or more information on making a gift of stock, please contact VOAWW's Development team at


Depository Trust Company
The Northern Trust Company
Trust Department
Participant # 2669

For Stock (Equity):
RE: Volunteers of America - Equity
Account #: 44-81054

For Fixed Income:
RE: Volunteers of America – Fixed Income
Account #: 44-81055


Physical issues should be sent via registered mail to:

The Northern Trust Company
Attn: Trade Securities Processing
801 South Canal, C2N
Chicago, IL 60607

RE: Volunteers of America - Equity
Account #: 44-81054

BROKERS: Please telephone our office at 425-259-3191 if your client is transferring shares to Volunteers of America Western Washington. We need to know the donor's name and the name and number of shares being transferred.