Why make a gift of stock?

One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the ACLU Foundation is via a gift of stock, or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds. The total value of your gift is tax-deductible provided it has been held for at least one year, and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains tax on the appreciated value. The gift is fully deductible as of the date it arrives in our account.

Following is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account:

Electronic Transfer
If your stock is held in brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift electronically. He or she will need the following information:

DTC #: 0226
Account Name: ACLU Foundation
Account #: AB2-027707
Brokerage: State Street Global Markets, Boston, MA

When your stock is received in the ACLU Foundation account, unfortunately, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Therefore we kindly ask that you please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to donate. You may notify us by e-mailing fdngift@aclu.org or calling (212) 549-2550. Be sure to provide your name and address so that we may acknowledge your gift with a receipt.

Physical Delivery
If you hold the security's paper certificate, you may mail or hand deliver it without any endorsement or assignment to:

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Attn: Jeffrey Outler
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

In a separate envelope, mail or deliver a signed stock power form for each gift — except for your signature, the stock power form should be blank — and a letter stating your intention to make a gift of the securities to the ACLU Foundation.

You can request a stock power form by calling (212) 549-2550 or emailing us at fdngift@aclu.org. You can also obtain a stock power form from your bank or broker. Please sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the stock certificate.

When filing your taxes for the donation year, please note our tax id number is 13-6213516.

If you prefer to make a C4 stock donation the ACLU, send an email to fdngift@aclu.org or call (212) 549-2550.

If you have any questions about giving stock, call the ACLU Foundation at (212) 549-2550 or send us an email at fdngift@aclu.org.

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