DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS
Does your employer offer matching gifts?
Many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage charitable contributions. Usually, the company matches employee contributions dollar-for-dollar, so you can double your donations and your impact on the fight against cancer just by filling out a simple form!
To find out if your employer offers a matching gift program, search for your employer's matching gift policy online or check with your human resources department.
DONATE STOCK / GIFTS OF SECURITIES
The American Cancer Society gladly accepts donations of stock and other securities. A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor, such as:
Entitling you to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of gift.
Eliminating capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds from the sale to charity.
Claiming your charitable deduction against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years.
Providing a way to help you achieve your long-term financial objective of reducing your income and estate taxes.
If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to charity, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds to charity as opposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
If you are considering donating stock that is subject to a cash merger or tender offer, it's important for you to note that you will be subject to tax on the capital gain even though the shares were transferred to us before the tender offer became effective.
You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.
To donate stock or other securities, please contact Porsche Landon directly at (212) 237-3876 or Porsche.Landon@cancer.org.