Stock Gifts

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Giving securities (appreciated stocks and bonds) is an easy and tax-wise way to show your support to Virginia Commonwealth University. As the owner of stocks or bonds that have appreciated in value, selling these assets incurs capital gains taxes. Donating these securities is a cost effective way to make a charitable gift.

Benefits include:

  • a charitable tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the securities at the time of your gift;
  • avoidance of the capital gains tax on the increase in value;
  • reduction of the cost of making a gift, when a long or mid-term appreciated stock gift is made; and
  • donating securities is easy.


If you need further assistance or to notify us of an incoming gift of securities, please contact Chris Jones at (804)828-9292 or

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