Giving Securities

Do you own appreciated stocks? Stock gifts present a great opportunity to support Starr King’s counter-oppressive mission, because your gift is mutually beneficial — we receive the full value of the stock, while you avoid paying capital gains tax.

Starr King accepts gifts of appreciated securities like stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The process is simple.

Please notify Jessica Cloud via email – – or phone – 571-438-8333 prior to initiating the gift. Contact Fidelity Investments to verify where your stock contribution should be sent and to initiate the gift. Please make sure to include the Stock Name and Number of Shares, then email this form to Jessica Cloud with the Starr King Advancement Department.

Once your stock is received, it will immediately be sold and transferred to the Starr King School of Ministry operating bank account 1251 at Chase. If your gift is designated to a specific purpose or meant for the endowment, it will be transferred accordingly after it is received.

Brokerage Information:
Name of Brokerage Firm: Fidelity Investments
Phone Number: 800-756-0128
DTC Code: 0226
Account Name: Starr King School for the Ministry
Account Number: Z40415658

Why gifts of securities are great ways to give in support of Starr King’s mission:

You save on taxes

By donating stock rather than selling it, donors avoid paying a capital gains tax. A capital gains tax is a tax on the profit made from the sale of a non-inventory asset like stock. Depending on the filer’s marital status and income, the federal minimum for a capital gains tax can be as high as 20% on long-term holdings (for example, stock held for more than one year).

You can take charitable deductions

If they donate long-term holdings (stocks held more than one year) and itemize deductions, donors can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day they give it away.

If your stock is currently at a higher value, you can decrease future capital gains by donating stock and buying new shares.

This resets the donors’ cost basis at the current, higher price and thus decreases their future capital gains difference as the stock grows in value.

You can give more

By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you are actually giving 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation. The reason is simple: avoiding capital gains taxes.

Next Steps or Questions?

Contact our Advancement team via email at for additional information on gifts of securities and how they can help support Starr King School for the Ministry with our mission.

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Consult an attorney or tax advisor.