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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gift of Appreciated Securities Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for one year or more to the American Red Cross.
  • The Red Cross sells your securities and uses the proceeds to support its students, or to support the program you wish to gift with your support.

Benefits

  • You receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

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