Stock Gifts

Thank you for your gracious giving to DiscipleMakers, and for helping us make disciples of college students for Christ. We are committed to using donated funds according to your preference, whenever possible.

However, unless we receive advance notice from you about your stock gift, strict privacy guidelines within the brokerage industry prevent us from knowing your identity or giving preference. Please take a moment to complete the Stock Gift Advance Notice form (found below) so we can thank you for your contribution and understand how you would like us to use it. We thank you for your understanding, and again, for giving to God's Kingdom!

Stock Donation Process

  1. Fill out our Stock Gift Advance Notice form below so that we are prepared to receive your stock donation and mark your preference to the correct ministry within DiscipleMakers.

  2. Direct your electronic stock donation to our broker and account by using the information you will receive after filling out the form. Please ask your broker to include your name and contact information to ensure that we process your donation correctly.

  3. Once the stock gift has been fully processed, we will mail you a confirmation letter that serves as your giving receipt.

Appreciated & Depreciated Stock Information:

Appreciated Stock

Donating appreciated stock directly to DiscipleMakers allows you to receive a full tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock, and helps you avoid tax on the unrealized capital gains of the stock.

Please Note: In order to receive a full tax deduction for the fair market value of your stock donation, you must have held the stock for at least one year.

Depreciated Stock

If you would like to donate a depreciated stock, you have two options:

  1. Donate the depreciated stock directly to DiscipleMakers.

  2. Sell the depreciated stock first, and then donate the cash proceeds. This is usually more advantageous, as you can then take a loss deduction on your income taxes, and claim a charitable gift deduction.  

 

Questions?

Please email us at info@dm.org or call us between 9am and 5pm at (814) 234-7975. Thank you for your support of DiscipleMakers!