Gifts of Stock | Actors Fund

Gifts of Stock

There can be significant advantages to donating appreciated securities to The Actors Fund.

Gifts of Stock

Did you know you can make a gift of appreciated stock to The Actors Fund?

Why give stock over cash? If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago—and if you itemize deductions—you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. See table below:

      SCENARIO 1   SCENARIO 2
      Donate stock   Donate cash
      Contribute securities directly to The Actors Fund   Sell securities and donate proceeds to The Actors Fund
  Fair market value of stock   $50,000   $50,000
Eliminate capital gains and Medicare surtax Federal long-term capital gains tax (20%) Medicare surtax (3.8%) paid. Assumes cost basis of $20,000 and long-term gains of $30,000   $0   $7,140
Donate more to The Actors Fund Charitable contribution/charitable deduction   $50,000   $42,860
Save more in taxes Value of charitable deductionless capital gain taxes paid (Assumes donor was in 39.6% federal income tax bracket)   $19,800   $9,833
The end result  Give $7,140 more to The Actors Fund and double the tax savings.  

In basic terms: The Actors Fund gets a larger gift, and you get a larger tax-deduction!

It is helpful to us when we know of your transfer ahead of time. To let us know you’re thinking of this type of gift and to get a copy of our stock transfer instructions via email, fill out the simple form below or contact:

Jay Haddad, Manager of Individual Giving
jhaddad@actorsfund.org
917.281.5928