Donate Stocks to Help Save Wildlife

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Help protect wildlife for future generations and enjoy tax advantages by making a gift of stock to Defenders of Wildlife.

Things to Remember

  • Let us know the stock is coming and the type and number of shares that will be transferred. We need this information to credit you properly and issue the receipt you will need for tax purposes.
  • You can completely avoid capital gains tax by making a charitable gift of stock. Please note, too, that the stock contributed needs to have been held by¬†you for more than 12 months to garner the greatest tax savings.

Electronic Transfers

If your gift will be transferred electronically by DTC, have your broker deliver the stock to the following account:

Morgan Stanley
DTC ID # 0015
Account # 642-5203 03-302
Account Name: Defenders of Wildlife
Tax ID # 53-0183181

Contact: Leland Penno, 202-862-9000

Stock Certificates

If the stock is in certificate form, mail the certificate and a completed stock power form (available from your financial services provider) in separate envelopes to the address below. For security purposes, send the certificate by registered mail with return receipt requested to:

Lidia Miranda
Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more information about how to transfer securities to Defenders of Wildlife, please contact Lidia Miranda at 202-772-3242 or via email.

The material presented on this web site is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please seek the counsel of your tax advisor, attorney and/or financial planner to review tax calculations to ensure that a contemplated gift is appropriate for your situation.

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Help protect wildlife for future generations and enjoy tax advantages by making a gift of stock to Defenders of Wildlife.