Gifts of Appreciated Stock

An Outright Gift of Appreciated Stock enables the donor to obtain substantial tax benefits. Donors receive an income tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. In addition, no capital gains tax is due when gifted to the Museum, so the full value of the gift supports the Children’s Museum’s work.

Appreciated stock is also an excellent asset to use for funding a gift plan that provides income for life. Because the Children’s Museum will benefit in the future from the principal of the gift, capital gains tax is avoided when appreciated stock donated into the plan is sold to reinvest for higher income.

When transferring stock please call the Advancement Department to let them know your broker will be transferring stock, the kind of stock and how much, and where you want the proceeds to go (e.g., the Annual Fund, to satisfy a pledge, etc.).



The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County was founded in 2005 and is designated as a tax-exempt nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service with the Tax ID #20-3496878.

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