Gifts of Stock
Giving stock to New England Wild Flower Society
A gift of appreciated securities can provide attractive tax benefits – and at the same time provide support for the Society’s critical conservation programs.
When you make your next gift to New England Wild Flower Society, consider giving a gift of securities rather than cash. Gifts of securities, like gifts of cash, provide the Society with vital support for our native plant and habitant protection programs.
Income Tax Savings
If you make a gift of long-term appreciated securities and have owned the stock for more than one year – you receive a charitable deduction for the fair market value (FMV) of the stock on the date of the gift. For income tax purposes, the value of your gift may be deducted up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, with an additional five-year carry forward if your gifts exceed this amount.
Capital Gain Tax Savings
In addition to your charitable income tax deduction, you avoid paying income tax on the long term capital gains (the increase in value since date of purchase) of your stock.
For more information on how to make a gift of stock, please contact the Philanthropy Department (508) 877-7630, ext. 3104 or 3801, gifts@newenglandWILD.org.