Stock Transfers

Thank you for your interest in making a charitable gift to Stokes Nature Center in the form of a Stock Transfer.

For stock held in brokerage accounts, your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Stokes Nature Center. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide better tax benefits than giving cash.

Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save on brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.

Please download the Stock Transfer Form and follow instructions to formalize and execute your charitable gift.


Be sure to email or mail the completed form to the contact provided. These steps will inform us of the proposed donation and ensure that you receive a prompt receipt of your gift for your tax records.