What is a gift of appreciated securities?
This is typically called a stock gift. A stock gift is a gift of securities that has appreciated in value. These securities could be publicly traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. Once you transfer the securities, they are sold and China Outreach Ministries (COM) uses the proceeds to fund ministry priorities.
What are the benefits of this type of gift?
This is a smart and simple way to help support the ministry. You may be able to make a bigger impact through a stock gift than through a cash gift alone. You receive credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the donation. You also may avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated security. Sounds like a win-win situation.
How to get started
In order to give this way, simply contact us and let us know about your intention to give to COM through stocks and securities. We will need to know the following information about your gift:
- Type of Securities
- Number of Shares
- Estimated Value
- Institution Transferring the Securities
- What program you would like this to support
Talk to your Broker
After you contact us, we will share our brokerage account information with you and you can have your broker transfer stock directly to that account. It’s that simple.
Start a conversation
If you have any questions about this type of giving or wish to get this process started, please reach out to Susan Anthony by phone at 717-591-3500 or by email at
Thank you for your desire to support the work of China Outreach Ministries through this special type of gift.
This is not considered tax, legal, or financial advice. Always consult a financial professional for specifics on your personal situation or to be sure this way of giving is right for you.