Why Make a Gift of Stock to Catholic Answers?


The value of the stock market has increased dramatically since 2009. If you have profited, you may be considering selling appreciated securities but are concerned about ever-increasing capital-gains taxes.

There is a solution: a gift of appreciated stocks or bonds to Catholic Answers.

Here's how it works:
When you sell appreciated securities, you are taxed on the capital gains.  However, if you contribute appreciated stocks or bonds to Catholic Answers, your gains are not taxable.  In fact, you will receive a charitable deduction for the full, fair-market value of the securities as of the date of the gift.  To qualify, you have to have held the stocks or bonds for more than one year.  Your securities broker can even wire the shares directly to Catholic Answers' investment account.

How Do I Get Started?
Before you initiate a gift of securities to Catholic Answers, please notify Anh Nguyen at [email protected] or 619-387-7200.

The shares can be wired directly to our investment account at Wells Fargo. You or your broker can contact:

Thomas I. Schroeder
Financial Consultant
Wells Fargo, Private Client Services
4365 Executive Dr., Ste. 1820
San Diego, CA 92121
858/597-4353-Direct phone
858/622-6889-Fax

Our Direct Transfer Code is 0141
Our Account Number is 20027983
The receiving institution is Catholic Answers.

I'd like to explore making a gift of stocks or bonds to Catholic Answers.  Please contact me.